Oliver Hill Scholars Program
The Oliver Hill Scholars Program is a subgroup of the Richmond Scholars Program and offers a sense of community for motivated students who are academically accomplished and serious about their college careers.
As Richmond Scholars, these students are also eligible to receive full tuition scholarships and a one-time $3,000 grant to support an activity that enhances the academic experience.
The program is designed for African-American students, but students of any background who share a commitment to multiculturalism are welcome.
Up to 15 new participants are selected each year and the program operates throughout their four-year enrollment. Each Oliver Hill Scholar is awarded $1,000 per academic year, to help meet added college expenses.
During the academic year, Oliver Hill Scholars also have the opportunity to travel off campus and participate in activities designed to be intellectually and culturally stimulating.
A mentoring program and one-on-one meetings with the director additionally provide individual support for each student.
Students are actively engaged in the program development seminar series. Through this series, Oliver Hill Scholars learn about ways to maximize their success on campus and hone their leadership skills. Program content is student-generated and frequently student-led. The seminar sessions are held on a bi-weekly basis and vary in regularity dependent upon each participant's class standing.