Torill B. Floyd was active in this League of Women Voters for over 35 years. She served the community as a member of the school board, the executive board of the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women, various committees of the Unitarian Church, and many other organizations. Her teen-age years in Nazi-occupied Norway made her acutely aware of the importance of understanding other nations and cultures. She wanted every child in the United States to be educated and grow into an active and productive member of society. She was especially concerned that new residents become involved in their community. The tragic deaths of Mrs. Floyd and her husband Thomas, in an automobile accident while vacationing in Norway in 1991, moved her many friends and family to establish this scholarship fund in her memory. Through-out the years League members, the Day Alliance of the Unitarian Church, and Floyd family members have continued to make donations to the fund. The fund is managed by the Arlington Community Foundation as a Scholarship Fund.
GOAL OF SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
A $1000 scholarship is to be awarded yearly to a student who plans on pursuing a career in the field of public service, such as public administration, public safety, criminal justice, public health, social work, education, ecology, economics, and international relations and other fields considered to be in the field of public service.
Applicants must be members of the June graduating class of an accredited public high school located in Arlington County. The scholarship is open to all students, but special consideration will be given to those with minority status, financial need, community service, and extracurricular activities. The recipient may use the scholarship at any accredited college.
LWV of Arlington, Inc. Floyd Fund
PO Box 100577
Arlington VA 22210
Supporting Arlington Graduates Seeking Advanced Education since 1993