Scholarships can be applied for and awarded for a variety of reasons. Some scholarships recognize merit-based factors such as academic achievement, service and talent, while others are awarded for particular groups of people such as graduate students. Scholarships do not need to be repaid.

For incoming students

All outstanding freshman applicants are automatically considered for university-level scholarships if they apply for the fall semester by Nov. 1 — no separate application needed. A limited number of scholarships are also awarded to transfer applicants from the Virginia Community College System who have earned a minimum of 45 semester credit hours. Learn more about scholarships for new incoming students.

VCU scholarships

The following list of scholarship resources is provided as a reference only. Scholarship availability, application procedures and award amounts are subject to change. Check with schools or departments for additional opportunities.

Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program

The Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program was established in accordance with § 30-231.8  of the Code of Virginia for the purpose of providing a public education to persons who were denied an education in the public schools of Virginia between 1954 and 1964, in jurisdictions in which the public schools were closed to avoid desegregation.

Visit the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program website

External scholarships

Thousands of scholarships are available from sources outside of VCU. These websites may help to identify some of these opportunities: