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Sweet Briar College in Amherst. Submitted

Sweet Briar College has awarded two scholarships supported by the Al Stroobants Foundation to Amherst residents Leilani Williams and Grace Primm.

Williams and Primm graduated from Amherst County High School last Friday. Williams was a member of the ACHS swim and soccer teams and will join the Vixen Athletics swim team at Sweet Briar. She is interested in pursuing visual arts, according to the college.

Primm already has earned an associate degree from Central Virginia Community College, is a member of the National Honor Society and is interested in biology.

The Stroobants Scholarship, named after the late Alphonse Stroobants, a Lynchburg area businessman and philanthropist, covers full tuition for a year for women from the city of Lynchburg or Bedford, Campbell or Amherst counties. 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 the generous gift that lets us recognize two deserving students from our local area, where we have so many talented scholars,” Sweet Briar President Meredith Woo said in a statement.

For more information email admissions@sbc.edu or call (434) 381-6142.

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