Hulon Willis M.Ed ’56 was the first black graduate of William & Mary and served as a pioneer for those that have followed in his footsteps. To honor his legacy and memory, the Hulon Willis Association was formed. HWA, the organization for alumni of Black or African descent, is dedicated to encouraging fellowship among alumni, advancing the interests of the Alumni Association and the university and enhancing the quality of life for current students at William & Mary through scholarship opportunities as well as other avenues for involvement.
Current students are encouraged to apply for scholarship consideration by March 27, 2021.
- Hulon Willis Association Operating Account (2101): This fund supports the programming of the Hulon Willis Association, including alumni events.
- Hulon L. Willis, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment (1695): This fund provides scholarship assistance to students with financial need. It is named in honor of Hulon L. Willis Sr. ’56, the first African-American student to attend William & Mary.
- Carroll F. S. Hardy Scholarship Endowment (4232): Established in June 2017 in memory of Carroll Hardy, former Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, this endowment provides need-based scholarship support for undergraduate students.
For more information:
- Valerie Wilkins, Associate Director Alumni Admission & Inclusion Initiatives
- (757) 221-2514