Virginia T. Dowell, C'47
The Virginia T. Dowell Endowed Scholarship Fund at Spelman College was established by the NY-NAASC to provide financial assistance to deserving students from New York State. Virginia T. Dowell’s career spanned 35 years as an educator in the New York area. She took on the task of recruiting and encouraging promising young women to attend Spelman College. She also served as President of the NY-NAASC from 1978 to 1982 with dedication and outstanding commitment.
In 1982, the New York Chapter honored her by naming a scholarship in her name—the Virginia T. Dowell Scholarship Award. This annual award is given to young women from New York State who will attend Spelman.
Virginia T. Dowell passed away in September 2013 leaving behind a profound legacy of service and commitment to Spelman College.
The Virginia T. Dowell Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Virginia T. Dowell Endowed Scholarship Fund of Spelman College was established by the New York Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NY-NAASC) to provide financial assistance to deserving students from the New York area. The Scholarship Endowment is intended to encourage academic excellence and to promote community and school involvement. The scholarship committee deliberates annually to select our recipients. Recipients submit an application to the committee by a determined due date.
- Incoming freshwomen from the state of New York
- Demonstrate financial need
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Community involvement
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