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For someone who five years ago had no interest in applying to Virginia Commonwealth University — and hadn’t even heard of its School of the Arts — student Angelique Scott has given much to the university and the surrounding community during her time here.

Scott’s high school art and ceramic teachers had attended the VCU School of the Arts and persuaded her to apply.

“Not only did I not think that I would be accepted, but I also did not expect to receive as many grants and scholarships for my education,” Scott said.

Now a senior at VCU, Scott is double majoring in art education and craft/material studies with a minor in art history. Yet even with such a full course load, she finds time for her other passion: volunteering and service to others. As a sophomore, she entered the VCU ASPiRE program.

“Community service has always been a value I have carried throughout my life so VCU ASPiRE was the perfect fit for me,” she said. “Throughout the two-year program, I learned about not just service, but social justice, and engaging with the Richmond community through a variety of avenues such as working with the Peter Paul Development Center, Woodville Elementary School, The Boys & Girls Club, etc.”

Read the full VCU News article.