Congratulations to Project Discovery Graduates!

With the new school year underway, MACAA Project Discovery is hitting the ground running with workshops and campus visits for new and returning students. We are also reflecting on the amazing accomplishments of our 2018 graduating class—90% are enrolled in a wide range of colleges and taking the next steps of their educational journey.

Project Discovery is a critical resource for first-generation college students. In addition to providing mentorship and individual direct support, we work to remove barriers that can get in the way of college enrollment. For example, we provide SAT fee waivers, assistance navigating financial aid, and academic scholarships. Twenty-seven graduating seniors were awarded scholarships through Project Discovery in 2018—through our funds and with the help of our partners at the Nelson County Community Fund and SOAR VA529—totaling $36,200.


We want to make sure that we have the same financial support in place for our next cohort of seniors, and we need your help to make that happen! Please spread the word about our upcoming Scholarship Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, September 29, at MACAA’s main office from 1—3pm. For more information, contact tdowell@macaa.org—or find us on Facebook at MACAA Project Discovery.


Congratulations to all of our 2018 graduates—and good luck at the wonderful schools they are attending this fall!

  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Lynchburg
  • University of Virginia
  • Stevenson University
  • Randolph College    
  • Radford University
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Marymount University
  • Longwood University
  • George Mason University
  • Ferrum College