The Victoria L. Dunn Scholarship
Equippers City Church has established a Scholarship Fund for High School graduates in the honor of Elder Victoria Dunn. For those that choose to donate, they can do so by selecting Donate Now below. When entering your donation, please select "Victoria L. Dunn Scholarship Fund" underneath Designation. Thank you for your support!
Victoria Lynn Dunn was a champion of passionate, purposeful kingdom life who believed in the creative potential of young people and the life-changing impact of education. For her, “education” meant a celebration of the traditional classroom experience, but reached beyond it to include both discovery of one’s purpose and gift mix, and an ongoing process of God seeking, self-education and growth. The Victoria L. Dunn Scholarship Fund seeks to invest in scholars who share a like-minded worldview and can demonstrate active pursuit of their potential.
Core Values of Victoria Dunn & The Victoria Dunn Scholarship Fund
· Every person has worth, value and a particular assignment to complete in life.
· It is the responsibility of the individual to discover and cultivate personal potential and gift mix.
· It is the responsibility of the community and society to make opportunities and resources available to support the fulfillment of purpose by the individual.
· Young people should demonstrate excellence and develop their leadership skills and networks in order to positively impact their communities.
Victoria worked in Christian service for most of her life. As a young child she sang in the church and continued to develop her ministry and leadership skills throughout life. Both before and after arriving in Columbus, Ohio, she worked to impact the church and larger world through the Word of the Lord and the service of His people.
A scholar, teacher and writer
Ms. Dunn was highly accomplished academically (two degrees and current enrollment in a Ph.D. program), and her work in higher education was to create access to higher education for students who would typically be underrepresented in college, including students of color, first generation students, and women and girls. She produced several ground-breaking poems, songs, essays, and published a book. She performed ghost writing and editing services for various projects, and made regular presentations. She used her words to uplift, encourage and provoke others to excellence.
A collegiate leader and mentor
At The Ohio State University, Ms. Dunn administrated programming aimed at closing opportunity gaps for students in college, through the Young Scholars Program and Initiatives for Women of Color. She coordinated college access workshops, activities, seminars and speakers. She created retreats for female faculty of color, STEM projects for middle and high school students, and created various initiatives supporting student retention and achievementss
A servant leader
Victoria L. Dunn served in a number of leadership capacities throughout her life. She developed an entrepreneurial skill set young in life as an apprentice to her mother in the family florist business. She excelled academically and served in leadership capacities in organizations including her father’s church, her college’s residence life program and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She has served as the leader of ministries in her church, most notably, the Prophetic and Worship Arts teams. These experiences pulled on her strengths in ways that allowed her to extract the maximum effectiveness from her gifts.
Recipients of the Victoria Lynn Dunn Scholarship Fund will be expected to:
· Use scholarship monies towards official school matriculation expenses, including tuition, books, and supplies related to their degree program.
· Complete their degree program with the help of the scholarship, providing periodic proof of enrollment and satisfactory academic progress (maintaining above a 2.7 grade point average
· Maintain consistent contact with their assigned Scholarship Liasion who will serve as a resource during their degree program matriculation.
· Live a life of integrity consistent with the moral and spiritual principles Victoria L. Dunn demonstrated.