VCU license plates show Ram pride and support student scholarships

On an increasing number of vehicles across Virginia, students, alumni, employees and fans of Virginia Commonwealth University are showing their Ram pride with the purchase of specialty VCU license plates.

Those purchases also support Virginia undergraduates at VCU through the VCU Affinity License Plate Scholarship Award. Last month, 11 students each received $3,000 in scholarship funds through the program, which is coordinated through VCU Business Services and has existed for nearly 25 years.

“Fifteen dollars from the sale of each license plate goes directly to the scholarship fund, which supports undergraduate students at VCU who are Virginia residents,” said Diane Reynolds, assistant vice president for business services. “And this year, we’ve seen a great deal of interest because our license plates have the new logo. That’s allowed us to provide $33,000 in scholarships this year.”

The following students were awarded scholarships through the VCU Affinity License Plate Scholarship program:

  • Ahmed Abdeen, who is majoring in biomedical engineering and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2018. 

  • Vanessa Alayza, who is majoring in psychology and pre-med and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2018.

  • Alexis Briggs, which is majoring in psychology and is expected to graduate next spring.

  • Paloma Correal, who is majoring in arts foundation and fashion design and is expected to graduate in the fall of 2016.

  • Isabel Lee, who is majoring in communication arts and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2017.

  • Jordan Padden, who is majoring in accounting and is expected to graduate in the fall.

  • Daniella Pizarro, who is majoring in biology and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2017.

  • Tamanna Sahni, who is majoring in biology and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2018.

  • Heba Saleem, who is majoring in biology and is expected to graduate next spring.

  • Maghan Taylor, who is majoring in biology and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2017.

  • Gabrielle Tenney, who is majoring in marketing and is expected to graduate next spring.

For more information about the specialty license plates or to order one, visit the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles website and click on Plate Purchase.

 

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