"LIVE SIMPLY. LOVE GENEROUSLY. CARE DEEPLY. SPEAK KINDLY. LEAVE THE REST TO GOD."
For nearly three decades, Linda H. Woodley focused her energy on expanding higher education opportunities to citizens of the Commonwealth and the nation. Her position as Director of Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary Education for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and extensive volunteer activities - including service to the Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN), Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP) and her church - earned her recognition as a tireless advocate for greater access to higher education.
With Linda’s untimely passing on January 10, 2013, admirers of her work rallied to find a means to celebrate and acknowledge her dedication and passion to this cause. In April 2013, the VirginiaCAN Board of Directors called a meeting and approved the establishment of the Linda H. Woodley Service Scholarship.
This scholarship will be funded by an endowment with gifts from her family, colleagues and organizations. Students must apply and be nominated through a good standing two-year member organization of VirginiaCAN. Selection criteria include significant volunteer service, financial need and strength of a student-submitted essay.
Nominations for the Linda H. Woodley Scholarship must be made by a current VirginiaCAN member organization that has been a member of VirginiaCAN for at least two years. Each member organization may nominate up to three candidates. For more information, please contact Lee Andes at LeeAndes@schev.edu.