Parents Council members are actively involved in the life of Longwood.

Longwood Parents Council

The Parents Council consists of parents and families who pledge to participate in Longwood activities for the good of the university and to contribute financially to fund Council activities aimed at student academic achievement, citizen leadership, and overall university enhancement.

The Council provides grant opportunities for students, student groups, faculty, and staff through an annual monetary gift.  These financial gifts are payable to the Longwood Parents Council fund and are controlled by the Council.  Since its inception in 2009, the Longwood Parents Council has contributed over $72,000 to the community through the grants process.

In addition to the grants process, the Council meets three times per year in January, April, and September. They organize summer send offs for new students and families, assist with checking in families for Family Weekend, enjoy an annual winter reception with Longwood administrators, and participate in summer Orientation and Registration.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parents Council or for additional information, please contact Caroline Gibbs at

Longwood University is a proud member of AHEPPP, the Association of Higher Education Parent and Family Program Professionals.

Apply for a Grant!

Grant Application Process

The Longwood University Parents Council makes an annual gift which creates funding for the grants that are awarded each year in November.  The council has made opportunities available for Longwood students, student groups, university departments, faculty and staff to be given funds for projects and services that will benefit the Longwood University and/or the community. Grants up to $2000 will be awarded to proposals that benefit and enhance student life and learning at Longwood University.

Grant applicants should pay close attention to the information provided in the Grant Procedures document. This document details the eligible and ineligible items for funding requests: Grant Procedures 2016 (.pdf)

The grant funding cycle runs annually from December 1st until November 30th. Applications for 2016-2017 grants are currently being accepted.

Please contact the Office of First Year Experience & Family Programs at 434-395-2414 or for more information!