Two Amherst students awarded scholarships from Al Stroobants Foundation to study at Sweet Briar

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Janika Carey

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Sweet Briar College has awarded two scholarships supported by the Al Stroobants Foundation. The recipients are Leilani Williams and Grace Primm, both of Amherst, Va.

Williams will graduate later this month from Amherst High School, where she was a member of the swim and soccer teams. She will join the Vixen Athletics swim team at Sweet Briar. According to her teachers, Williams has shown extraordinary dedication to academics as well as her community, friends and family. She is interested in pursuing visual arts.

Primm, who is also graduating from Amherst County High School, has already earned an associate degree from Central Virginia Community College. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is ranked among the top 20 students in her high school class. Primm is interested in pursuing biology.

The Stroobants Scholarship was announced in January 2018. It covers the full tuition, for one year, for women from Lynchburg or Bedford, Campbell or Amherst counties in Virginia. To be eligible, students must be admitted to Sweet Briar and include a recommendation from a counselor or teacher. The winners are chosen by a scholarship committee.

“We’re so grateful to the Al Stroobants Foundation for this generous gift that lets us recognize two deserving students from our local area, where we have so many talented scholars,” said Sweet Briar College President Meredith Woo.

For more information, contact the admissions office at or 434-381-6142.