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$10,000 Scholarship awarded to VSU

Published date: April 30, 2019

Story courtesy of the KLM Scholarship Foundation

The KLM Scholarship Foundation hosted its 11th Annual Black and White Affair Charity Benefit on Saturday, April 6 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  Partygoers from Central Virginia and beyond painted the town black-and-white, with a splash of yellow.  The four-hour event kicked-off at 7 p.m. with WTVR CBS 6 News Reporter/Anchor Shelby Brown serving as mistress of ceremonies.  

The organization added another layer of excitement to this year’s event by launching a new initiative—The VA $10K Scholarship Giveaway Contest.  The KLM Scholarship Foundation partnered with WTVR CBS 6 for an online voting contest which allowed the public to vote for their favorite school to win a whopping $10,000 in book scholarships.  Students, alumni and university supporters were encouraged to vote online during the month of March.  During the Charity Benefit, the KLM Scholarship Foundation proudly announced the 2019 winning university with the most online votes was Virginia State University!  As a result, ten $1,000 book scholarships will be available to students planning to attend the university in the fall.

“We are truly excited about this contest and the opportunity to assist ten deserving college students while having a widespread impact on higher education in Virginia,” said KLM Scholarship Foundation’s Founder, Kimberley L. Martin. “This history-making effort for the foundation to award $10,000 to one university is unprecedented in our legacy of service! We thank everyone for participating in our online voting contest; and we continue to be grateful for our supporters and partners.  The KLM Scholarship Foundation is more energized than ever to continue our mission to increase awareness about the benefits of a college education and help scholars pay for a degree.”

About the KLM Scholarship Foundation
The KLM Scholarship Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization and has been making a positive impact in our community for 16 years.  The volunteer-run organization has awarded over a quarter of a million dollars in book scholarships while supporting 28 Virginia colleges and universities.  Visit for more information and to make a tax deductible donation. 

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