The VSUAA/Helen V. Games Endowment was established in 2008 with a $125,000 gift to the Virginia State University Foundation from the proceeds gifted to the Alumni Association as a bequest from the Helen Virginia (Mosley) Games estate. Mrs. Games graduated from Virginia State College in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics. This Fund is used to attract and provide financial awards to students who are enrolled and/or matriculating at Virginia State University. The amount and number of awards are determined each year from the annual income earned off the principal.
Awards from the Fund are based on the following conditions:
Awards shall be made in the name of VSUAA/ Helen V. Games Endowed Scholarship Fund;
Recipient(s) shall have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.00 collegiate scale;
Recipient(s) shall demonstrate the strongest financial need, and best exemplify the qualities of leadership and community service;
Virginia State University's Scholarship Committee shall select the recipient without regard to academic major; and the
Award is renewable as long as the recipient maintains at 3.0 GPA.
Learn More About Ms. Helen Virginia (Mosley) Games
Helen V. Games was born on May 26, 1916 and received her earliest education at Union Public School, near Frederica. She attended Delaware State College High School Division as a boarding student, living on campus. She was a secondary education student in the Home Economics Department at Delaware State College before transferring to Virginia State College, where she graduated in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics. Mrs. Games also attended the University of Delaware summer school where she became certified as an elementary education teacher.
Mrs. Games worked in several capacities during her tenure. She was a secondary education teacher of Home Economics at Milford School 3C; a social worker for the Department of Social Services in Sussex County, VA; a government employee of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Philadelphia, PA, and a first-grade teacher at Millsboro School 204C in Millsboro. After integration, Mrs. Games worked as a first-grade teacher at Lake Forest Elementary School in Frederica. Mrs. Games remained close to many of her former students and felt very proud of the accomplishments they have made.
Mrs. Games enjoyed gardening, sewing and "just puttering around," as she just to call it. She also spent many vacations traveling, visiting Europe, the Caribbean Islands, West Africa, Brazil and many other places around the world. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., she worked diligently during the 1950s to obtain a charter from the sorority's national headquarters for a chapter at Delaware State College, now Delaware State University. Mrs. Games was a member of John Wesley United Church, where she was mother of the church. She was also a member of the Mothers and Sisters Circle and was an active member of the Council of Negro Women and the Nanticoke Indian Association. Mrs. Games passed away after a brief illness on April 18, 2006, in Harrison Nursing Center, Georgetown. She was 89.
In 2008, the Virginia State University Alumni Association was honored to receive a total gift of $207,000 from the estate of Ms. Helen Virginia (Mosley) Games, a proud and loyal daughter of orange and blue, to help the Association continue its tradition of service, while working to increase its benevolent support for alumni and students of Virginia State University.
This gift marked the largest bequest received by the Association in its 118-year history!