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The Soul of Cville announces the Let’s Intentionally Thrive (L.I.T.) Scholarship

The Soul of Cville team is looking to celebrate students actively working towards improving their life and/or community. We encourage all eligible teenagers to apply for this scholarship and take advantage of an opportunity to further their education, and/or continue their efforts to make a difference in their communities. Don’t miss out on this chance to be recognized for your hard work and dedication to creating positive change. Apply now for the L.I.T. Scholarship! 

Charlottesville, Virginia, July 11, 2023 — The Soul of Cville team announces the launch of its Let’s Intentionally Thrive (L.I.T) Scholarship for 2023. This scholarship is designed to support and empower young people who are making a positive impact in their communities.

The scholarship is open to 13 – 19 year old Black students in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. The recipient will be announced during the Glow In the Dark youth night, Soul of Cville kickoff. 

The Soul of Cville team believes that volunteerism, self-improvement and such small acts of charity bear enormous potential to initiate change and all young people will play an important role in shaping the Charlottesville-Albemarle future. We believe that actively and intentionally working toward improving their own life and community, can help build a more generous and 

caring society. Through the L.I.T. Scholarship, the Soul of Cville team hopes to encourage, support and empower young people who are making a positive impact in their communities. . 

With its new L.I.T. Scholarship, the Soul of Cville team hopes to turn passion into action and encourage young adults to work toward solving the issues they believe in and intentionality toward improving the community and themselves. 

“This year the Soul of Cville team has committed to investing in young people, and we believe that every act of “intentionally thriving” — even a small one — helps transform the world into a better place,” said Khalilah Jones, Soul of Cville organizer. “We hope that our new scholarship, 

made possible by generous donations from Beyond Fitness with Sabrina, Chic & Classy Image Consulting, Dream Clothing, Peace of Mind Helpers, llc., Just Be Well and Khalilah’s Kloset, will not only encourage Black youth to go out and impact their community, but also inspire them to take pride in community service and to encourage others to do so as well.” 

To access the application scan the QR code or visit To apply candidates must complete the essay questions reflecting on what it means to “intentionally thrive”. Applications are due by August 1st, 2023. The winner will be announced Aug 11, 2023 during the Soul of Cville youth/family night at IX Art Park. 

About Soul of Cville 

The Soul of Cville’s core mission is to elevate and embrace Black Excellence and celebrate the culture. The Soul of Cville team curates content and programming specifically for the Charlottesville-Albemarle community. This includes, but is not limited to: Black artisans, pop up skating rink, a community resource row, vendors, entertainment, food and more. 

To submit a vendor or volunteer application for the Soul of Cville go to

Media Contact: Khalilah Jones

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