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The Petersburg Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Student Essay Contest

Black History Month Poster ContestFebruary marks the celebration of Black History Month. Throughout the 28 days of February, the Petersburg (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will celebrate a variety of programs and services and will offer ways for students to get involved and learn more about African American history. Petersburg (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will provide a special opportunity for youth to participate in the celebration. We are sponsoring an essay contest for grades 8 through 12 students. Consistent with the national black history month, the theme of the contest is “African Americans in Times of War.

Contest Date Range: January 16, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Winners will be Announced: February 28, 2018, 6PM, Petersburg Public Library, Petersburg Public Library

For more information contact: Dr. Kimberly Hollemon at
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The Links, Incorporated National Poster Art Competition

The Links National Poster Art CompetitionThe Petersburg (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host a local poster art contest for youth in grades 1 through 12 as part of a national poster competition. The Links, Incorporated National Poster Art Competition was created in 1995 in conjunction with The Links, Incorporated’s National Walk-A-Thon. The theme had traditionally been health related and sought to depict healthy, energetic, active lifestyles. This year, we are challenging student artists to design a poster that reflects our theme: MY Vision, MY Future for Healthy and Happy Communities. Students can incorporate sub-­ themes including but not limited to: a healthy and clean environment; a bully-free world; or an inclusive and diverse society as elements related to healthy and happy communities. Show us YOUR vision for YOUR future!

Contest Dates Range: February 1, 2018 March 1, 2018
Winners will be Announced: March 1, 2018, 1 PM- 4PM, Petersburg Area Arts League (PAAL), Petersburg, VA

For more information contact: Dr. Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn at

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Evelyn Berry Scholarship

The Petersburg (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will award four scholarships to students who have exemplified academic excellence and extraordinary involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. Mrs. Evelyn Berry was an outstanding educator in the Petersburg City Public Schools and several years ago, donated funds for the very first scholarships offered by the chapter.  It is in her honor that our scholarship offerings are named. Four scholarships will be awarded:

  • Award for Academic Excellence- $1,500.00
  • Historically Black College or University Award- $1,500.00
  • Graduate of Petersburg High School planning to attend Virginia State University- $1,500.00
  • Community Service Award- $1,500.00
  • The Evelyn Berry Scholarship Contest is open to graduating seniors in the following high schools:  ARGS, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, L. C. Bird, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, Sussex and Thomas Dale.  

Contest Dates: February 12- March 29
Winners will be announced: Dates determined by the announcement of Senior Awards Assemblies at the winners' schools.

For more information contact: Mrs. Ernestine Wilson at
Click Here to complete online scholarship application