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Moton Fellowship 2015

The Gloucester Institute is now accepting early applications for the 2015 Moton Fellowship! The deadline for application submissions is February 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM.


Letter From Kay

Dear Friend:

This is the season of thanks and thanks giving, and I am thankful for your support. Your contributions help young students grow into their future positions as leaders in this nation...America's Future.

This year we impacted thousands of lives through our programs and events. These are some of the best and brightest minds in the nation. We enhanced their writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. They arrive on the Moton Campus with an urgency to expand their intellectual horizons and they depart with the tools and skills needed to reach new heights of service and professionalism as they become men and women of character and distinction.

As you know, The Gloucester Institute also presents other life enriching programs. The Moton Forum brings together our nation's premiere leaders to engage in civil discourse on important issues facing African Americans. The Citizenship Project is another program of The Gloucester Institute, which promotes public policy through civic responsibility and personal freedom.

Your generosity will help us move forward in 2015. We are thankful for any contribution that you can provide, however, we are often asked for specifics such as the cost of utilities for one month, $1,000.00, or the cost of one student's training, $7,000.00 (includes travel, meals, speakers, lodging). Additionally, the Moton campus is historic, and the home, Holly Knoll, requires upkeep. The kitchen needs a major overhaul and the cost of repairs will be approximately $150,000.00.

We ask that you would include The Gloucester Institute in your donations. This will train a young mind, provide meals, accommodations and maintain the utilities for those who come to Holly Knoll for leadership development.  Your donations can be made in three ways: online at and scroll the left side to click on the donate icon; by check (payable to The Gloucester Institute) and mailed to 6498 Allmondsville Road, Gloucester, VA 23061; or through stock grants.

Please contact us at 804-693-2210 or via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions about making your donation. Again, we thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to your visit to the Moton Campus in the coming year!

Happy New Year to you and your family!


All the best,


The Emerging Leaders Program



This exciting program strengthens students’ core writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills. Emerging Leaders are engaged in unique learning and mentoring opportunities that correspond to their interests and foster personal development. Students gain valuable insight into corporate, public, political, and nonprofit worlds through exposure to new ideas, fascinating places, and dynamic established leaders. Unlike many leadership programs, Emerging Leader Program services are free to participants and there is no cost to apply. 

Emerging Leaders are highly motivated African-American and Latino undergraduates. These students possess undeniable leadership potential which is typically demonstrated in their moral character, extracurricular activities, and the respect earned from their peers, faculty, and community. Emerging Leaders have at least a 3.0 grade point average and must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors at a fully accredited college or university in Virginia.

Students come away from the Emerging Leaders Program with knowledge and skills that are both relevant and beneficial to their career journey, and that add value to the scholarly community. As a result, the Emerging Leaders Program has helped to prepare students to pursue and compete at some of the nation’s top graduate school programs, which include the Masters program in economics at Georgetown University, the PhD program in psychology at UC Berkley, the Masters program in theology at Princeton University, and the MBA and MD programs in medicine at Harvard University. Our students also gain employment at top businesses and firms such as Amerigroup, Verizon, Prudential Financial, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marriott Corporate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Teach for America.

-  U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott
-  Former U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts
-  Governor of Virginia Robert McDonnell
-  Chairman of Omniplex and President of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Julien Patterson
-  United States Federal Court of Appeals Judge Janice Rogers Brown
-  Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Ph.D
-  President of Verizon Virginia Robert Wolftz
-  Editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Glenn Proctor
-  CEO of Popeyes, Cheryl Bachelder
-  Author Daniel Black, Perfect Peace and They Tell Me of a Home
Meet the 2015 Emerging Leaders

Sydney Bland is a sophomore journalism major and psychology minor at Hampton University. She is a student in the university’s Freddye T. Davy Honors College and holds the 2014-2015 title of Miss National Association of African American Honors Programs. She is a writer/producer for WHOV-TV News, and Social Media Coordinator for Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey. Sydney is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, National Association of Black Journalists and a tutor with Academic Tutorial Outreach Services, Inc.

Justin Bush is a Hampton University graduating senior focusing in accounting. He is a member of the Freddye T. Davy Honors College program and the Treasurer of the Hampton Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. On campus Justin is involved with the Boys2Men program which helps to prepare young boys to become productive citizens by instilling in them positive spiritual, cultural, educational, vocational, and social values. He also volunteers at the Child Development Center located on the campus once a week.

London Coleman-Williams is a junior strategic communications major and leadership studies minor at Hampton University. She is a member of both the Freddye T. Davy Honors College and the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute, where she serves as the Public Relations and Marketing Chair of the William R. Harvey L.E.A.D. Committee, an organization devoted to community service and the development of future leaders. She also serves as the Vice President of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and is a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha Honors Society. She currently works at G.E. Marketing as the SEO Director, where she handles all social media accounts for the entire company, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. London serves as the 2014-2015 Vice President of the Gloucester Emerging Leaders Program.

Mary Hamilton is a senior majoring in business management at Virginia State University. She will receive a bachelor of science in business in May of 2015, and plans to attend graduate school to earn a master of business administration.

Malik Jones is a sophomore print journalism major attending Hampton University. Malik is a member of the Freddye T. Davy Honors College and a Youth Hope Builders Academy Graduate and Mentor. He is also a member of the Academic Tutoring Outreach Services, Inc. (ATOS), the Support Black Colleges and Universities program, and the Men of Strength organization, as well as a Staff Writer for the Opinions and Arts & Entertainment sections of the Hampton Script newspaper.

Renovations Are Well Under Way At the Moton Campus


Empty Dorm Room: Following renovations, our dorm rooms were completely bare.







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