Scholarships are funds that are awarded to students to use toward their education, and don’t need to be repaid. Some scholarships and funding opportunities are given based on merit (academic achievement), some are based on need, and some are awarded for athletics and other skills.

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  • First-year student scholarships

    VCU considers all outstanding first-year applicants for university-level scholarships if you apply for the fall semester by Nov. 1.

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  • Transfer student scholarships

    The university awards a limited number of scholarships to transfer applicants from the Virginia Community College System who have earned a minimum of 45 semester credit hours.

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  • Out-of-state student scholarships

    If you're an out-of-state, first-year student, you might qualify for a four-year, merit-based scholarship of a minimum of $10,000.

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  • School and department scholarships

    VCU schools and departments manage and offer their own scholarships to incoming first-year and transfer students, as well as current students.

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  • Athletic scholarships

    Aid is available for each VCU athletic team. Connect with the athletic department to learn more.

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  • Graduate funding

    The Graduate School connects graduate students with funding opportunities including scholarships, assistantships and fellowships, and more.

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All about financial aid

Visit our Student Financial Services site to learn about scholarships and aid such as grants, Federal Work-Study and more. You can even look into external sources for scholarships there. Plus, you can learn how aid works and find detailed instructions on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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