Out-of-state scholarships

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If you’re an out-of-state student with at least a 3.0 high school GPA, you will qualify for a four-year scholarship of a minimum of $10,000.

Students who aren’t residents of Virginia pay higher tuition because VCU is a public institution and a portion of the cost to Virginia students is subsidized by the state.

If you're an out-of-state student with at least a 3.0 high school GPA, you will qualify for a four-year scholarship of a minimum of $10,000. These scholarships are meant to acknowledge your strong academic achievements and to offset the higher tuition and fees charged to non-Virginia students.

Criteria

To be considered, you must:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA to qualify for at least a $10,000 scholarship
  • Have a minimum 3.3 high school GPA to qualify for at least a $12,000 scholarship
  • Not be a Virginia resident
  • Apply to a VCU degree-seeking program as a first-year student

Out-of-state, first-year applicants are encouraged to submit VCU’s online electronic application by Jan. 15 to be considered.

Your residency/domiciliary classification (whether you are considered a resident of Virginia or not) determines whether you pay the in-state or out-of-state tuition rate. Eligibility for in-state tuition is governed by the Code of Virginia. Residency/domiciliary classification is determined at the time of admission to VCU.