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The National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA), sponsor of National Model United Nations (NMUN), awarded a $2,000 scholarship to the Virginia Wesleyan College delegation in January to help fund the group’s participation in the annual NMUN conference in New York City. The 2013 NCCA Educational Scholarship is awarded based on the demonstration of financial need and diversity in the delegation and helps cover delegate fees, hotel costs and travel expenses. The VWC delegation travels annually to the conference, which draws more than 5,000 participants from all over the world to discuss current global issues. The group is transformed into diplomats for a single country, this year representing the Kingdom of Morocco. Leading the group is Dr. Aubrey Westfall, Assistant Professor of Political Science: “I am so thrilled that we were able to successfully portray how diverse our delegation is, and I believe we impressed the committee with the exceptional growth of the team in recent years, leading to our need for additional resources. I want to especially congratulate senior Franchesica Middleton, who drafted the scholarship application and worked with me to polish it for submission. It is due to her effort and determination that the whole team has been awarded.” Model United Nations serves as a campus organization for students interested in international politics, public policy and diplomacy. For more information, contact Aubrey Westfall at 757.233.8806 or