Home > Financial Aid > College Scholarships > Scholarships by Type > Local Scholarships > Virginia Commonwealth Award Program

Virginia Commonwealth Award Program

See Description For Amount

Deadline Varies

Awards Available: See Description

Apply Now!
  • Scholarship Description
  • The purpose of the Virginia Commonwealth Award is to assist undergraduate students with financial need and graduate students to pay part of their college costs. The funds are appropriated directly to each state-supported institution. Funds may be used for need-based grants to Virginia resident undergraduates or for grants or assistantships to graduate students (both in-state and out-of-state). The law requires that the awards to undergraduates be proportional to need so that the students with the greatest need receive the largest awards.

    In order for an undergraduate student to be eligible for an award, a student must:
    -Be admitted into a Virginia public two or four-year college/university
    -Be enrolled at least half-time in an approved degree, certificate, or diploma program
    -Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
    -Be a domiciliary resident of Virginia as defined by the Code of Virginia 23-7.4
    -Demonstrate financial need as determined by the institution

    In order for a graduate student to be eligible for an award, a student must:
    -Be enrolled full-time in an approved graduate degree program at a participating public Virginia college or university
    -Meet requirements established by the granting institution

    Awards vary by institution. Contact the financial aid office at the college you plan to attend for application procedures and deadlines.
  • Contact
  • State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • 101 N 14th St., 10th FL
  • James Monroe Bldg.
  • Richmond, VA 23219
  • tel: 804-225-2600
  • fax: 804-225-2604

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!
  

Comments (2)

expand_less

Care to comment?
Go ahead - we're listening! Did you apply for this scholarship? Why? Why not? Maybe you even won!
Your comments could help fellow Scholarships.com members.


If you can read this, don't touch the following fields


Jose A  on 1/17/2018 11:51:20 AM

I am wanting to know if this scholarship has a deadline. My school said it runs out of funds. I could really have used this towards my tuition. Any information or help is greatly appreciated.

JEREMIAH A  on 12/20/2015 2:40:16 PM

I am selecting this scholarship, based on the fact that I enjoy learning. My main major of choice is Psychology, but prefer Mathematics, because this is one of my favorite subjects. Thanks' in advance for considering me for this wonderful opportunity.

Latest College & Financial Aid News

College Professor Canned for Cussing

January 16, 2018

by Susan Dutca

A federal judge dismissed a civil rights lawsuit by a former LSU professor fired in 2015 for using vulgar language in her classroom. The formerly-tenured education professor alleged that LSU violated her First Amendment free speech rights and that their sexual harassment policies are unconstitutional. [...]

Berkeley Battling for Release of Luis Mora

January 9, 2018

by Susan Dutca

The University of California, Berkeley is working to end the detention of one of its undocumented students who was detained by the Department of Homeland Security after allegedly overstaying his visa. The university's chancellor and student activists are keen on "taking all appropriate actions to support the student's interests so that he may continue his studies and his life as a valued member of [the] community." [...]

Drexel Prof Resigns One Year After "White Genocide" Tweet

January 2, 2018

by Susan Dutca

A Drexel University Professor who tweeted, "All I want for Christmas is white genocide," recently resigned after a year of "enduring unrelenting harassment and death threats for his controversial tweets." According to Professor Ciccariello-Maher, the tweet was meant to be satirical, stating that white genocide is an "imaginary concept" used by the far right to scare white people. [...]