Impact


SLI has served more than 80 scholars since 2012 at Harrisonburg and John Handley High Schools, including through:

  • Dual-enrollment course tuition relief for eligible SLI scholars taking college courses while still in high school. These courses improve college readiness, enhance academic portfolios, and may reduce the number of credit hours needed in college.
  • SLI $1,000 computer awards that help eligible SLI scholars purchase the technology they need to start college.
  • SLI college scholarship awards of up to $5,000 that support eligible SLI scholars who are admitted to two- or four-year colleges.

Since 2015 SLI has awarded $116,000 in SLI college scholarship awards and $24,000 in SLI computer awards to its graduating high school students, and more than $9,000 in tuition support for students to enroll in college dual enrollment courses while in high school. 

SLI scholars have attended: Blue Ridge Community College | Bridgewater College | Eastern Mennonite University | Eastern Nazarene College | George Mason University | Harvard University | James Madison University | Lord Fairfax Community College | Old Dominion University | Shenandoah University | University of Virginia | Virginia Tech