Community/ Scholarship Opportunity


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Legacy Scholarship Project anticipates the opening of its second year of scholarship opportunities with the announcement of two new scholarships, the Anna Sugi Award for Young Women and the DVL Honorees Award. The DVL Project is an affiliate fund of the High Desert Community Foundation.

“We are honored to be able to recognize additional outstanding young students with these two new scholarships,” said DVL Executive Director and Founder, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell.  “Anna Sugi was a woman of vision who worked effectively to empower women from all communities during her lifetime through the Today’s Woman Foundation here in the High Desert,” observed Weatherspoon-Bell.  “Her family has chosen to honor her memory by funding a scholarship to inspire young women to reach their full potential as community leaders.”

“The DVL Honorees’ Award will be funded by the one hundred thirty one outstanding individuals in the community who received DVL Honoree Awards for their community contributions over the last seven years,” Weatherspoon-Bell continued. “They are stepping up to ‘pay it forward’ by creating an endowment which we will use to recognize outstanding students who are engaged in a variety of entrepreneurial, creative activities in their communities.”

In its inaugural academic year 2013-2014, the DVL Scholarship project recognized six outstanding students who received awards from the legacies of Dr. Gerard Brown, Bishop Nathaniel Ruffin, and Ms. Leona Grimes

Dr. Barbara Morrow Williams, DVL Scholarship Coordinator, observed ,“We are entering the scholarship application period, and we want all families, career technicians, counselors and most of all students to be aware of the scholarship opportunities.  DVL scholarships are awarded to outstanding students without regard to ethnicity, national origin or religious preference, enrollment in public, private, or religious schools or home-schools, or the financial status of parents. “

The DVL Application Period is January 15, 2015 through March 15, 2015.  Schools and families may visit the organization’s website at, or contact Dr. Williams directly at 760-983-6550, for additional information.

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