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UNCW awarding 10 scholarships to D.C. Virgo students

WILMINGTON — D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy and UNCW are partnering on a new program to help the K-12 schools’ alumni graduate into college students.

UNCW has promised 10 $7,500 renewable scholarships to cover in-state tuition and fees for up to four years. This comes as the university celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2023, the same year D.C. Virgon’s first class graduates from high school.

“While we prepare our students for post-middle school, we also remind them of the importance of post-high school plans,” Virgo principal Sabrina Hill-Black said in a press release. “A potential financial opportunity awaiting them at UNCW allows students and their families to know a continued collaborative commitment awaits them.”

D.C. Virgo is a K-8, year-round public school. Its curriculum focuses on inquiry-based learning as well as community engagement and the importance of literacy.

The school offers a family-engaged learning environment and access to university resources. Nearly 200 students attend the school’s downtown Wilmington campus.

More information regarding the “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Seahawk” program can be found here. Additional details are available on D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy webpage.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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