Ashland, VA – President Robert Lindgren has announced that
Randolph-Macon College has been named a member of the Davis United
World College Scholars Program, which provides need-based scholarships
to exceptional students from the United States and around the world.
“This program allows Randolph-Macon College to expand our recruitment, admission,
and enrollment of very talented and culturally diverse students,” said President
Lindgren. “This is a noteworthy accomplishment and allows us to continue to strengthen
and diversify our community.”
The Davis UWC Scholars Program promotes international understanding at American
colleges and universities. Exceptional high school students are given the opportunity
to complete their last two years of high school at one of twelve global United World
College high schools. The students are then encouraged to apply to one of 89 member
colleges and universities. R-MC will receive a generous grant for each student enrolled
at the College. The funds are made available by the Davis UWC Scholars Program through
major private philanthropic contributions. Currently, the program provides scholarship
support for 1,100 students.
“We are proud to be part of a program that is as committed to international learning
as Randolph-Macon,” says Provost Bill Johnston. “Our academic programs are top notch
and challenge all students to be creative in their thinking and adventurous in their
R-MC joins an impressive group of American colleges and universities and is only
one of four Virginia colleges to achieve this honor. The College joins the ranks
of prestigious academic institutions to include Princeton, Harvard, Yale and MIT.
The Davis United World College Scholars Program compliments the college’s goal of
building student’s intellect and character through study abroad, research, and internships.
This January, R-MC students will study abroad during the college’s J-Term. They
will travel to nine countries including China to study the language, culture and
society; Ghana to study the country’s history and dynamics of life in both tribal
villages and modern neighborhoods; Great Britain to study history, education and
the history of mathematics; and Italy to study the history of Christianity. Students
will be immersed in international culture and earn greater respect for diversity.
Randolph-Macon College currently has an enrollment of 1,176 students from 28 states,
the District of Columbia, and 15 foreign countries.