The Stephen Vincent Pearce Memorial Scholarship at the University of Virginia started in January 2021. The scholarship was created to honor Stephen (Steve) Pearce (May 10,1970-April 19, 2020) who passed at age 49 after a courageous battle with cancer. The scholarship pays tribute to how Steve lived every aspect of his life: with love, passion, determination and tremendous courage.
In 1989, Steve was initiated into the Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity Inc. at the Eta Sigma Chapter at UVA. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UVA McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from A.B. Freedman School of Business at Tulane University. For two decades, he worked for McKinsey & Company in South Africa.
The Stephen V. Pearce Scholarship seeks entering African American first-year students who excel academically and strive for a life of leadership and community service. Applicants must be from an eastern seaboard state (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia. North Carolina, South Carolina, or the District of Columbia) and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: August 29, 2022 by 5 p.m. Eastern Time