Oliver Hill Scholars

The Oliver Hill Scholars program is named after Civil Rights icon Oliver White Hill, Sr., an attorney from Richmond, who was instrumental in arguing legal cases concerning equal rights, voting rights, and employment protection. Hill received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999 in celebration of his contribution to the country.

The Oliver Hill Scholars program is designed for academically accomplished, intellectually curious students who are interested in building a community of learners within a multicultural environment. Admission to the program is competitive, and students are selected prior to enrollment at Richmond. During the academic year, Oliver Hill Scholars participate in engaging and culturally stimulating activities, some of which revolve around the African-American community.