Searching for scholarships and other funding opportunities can be a very daunting process, as the sources of funds are highly decentralized and varied. Some scholarships are intended to contribute to your general tuition and fees costs, others are focused on funding independent research, while others assist students with the cost of living associated with summer unpaid internships. Some scholarships and fellowships are national, others are coordinated through Student Financial Services (where both the Financial Aid unit and Student Accounts unit are housed) and others are managed by individual offices and units. Finally, there are many smaller awards and scholarships offered through your schools/colleges and individual academic departments. Watch schools and departmental bulletin boards and list servs closely for opportunities within your major department. Additionally, the resources below will give you a great starting point as you search for various funding opportunities. Please note that these lists and resources are NOT exhaustive. As new opportunities emerge, more information will be added to this page.
Resources for Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internship/Research Funding
Center for Undergraduate Excellence
Student Financial Services
Parent Groups who offer Scholarships/Other Funding Opportunities: Office of African-American Affairs Parents Advisory Association and U.Va. Parents Committee
Public Service at the University of Virginia: Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internship Opportunities
University Career Services: Internship Funding Opportunities
School Websites for Scholarships and Fellowships
Study Abroad and Summer Study Abroad Aid
There are several sources for study abroad aid. Be sure to discuss the variety of program options (based on your region of interest) with an education abroad advisor to identify program options that meet your academic and experiential needs, and to discuss the several sources of aid that are available through Education Abroad at UVa.
Second, visit Student Financial Services during their walk-in hours to meet with a financial aid counselor (some of whom specialize in study abroad aid). Bring your draft list of programs (with expected budgets/price included) with you so they can assist you in projecting federal and institutional financial aid options and out of pocket costs for these programs. Visit Financial Aidfor more information about how to finance study abroad.
Depending on your specific aid package and the cost of your chosen program, you may find that much of your existing aid is applicable to many programs. In some cases, students find that studying abroad is actually cheaper than studying here! There is a wide variety of study abroad programs available, with an equally wide range of costs, depending on location, housing, and program components among other factors. Rest assured that there is a program option for every budget.
For more information before you visit a financial aid counselor during walk-in hours, please see the following websites:
January Term and Summer Session Aid
Visit Student Financial Services during their walk-in hours to meet with a financial aid counselor. Bring with you the expected budget for the course(s) you plan to take to discuss your financial aid eligibility. Before you visit Student Financial Services, review Apply for Financial Aid to find out how to apply for and the types of aid available during J-Term and Summer Session.
Resources for Students Applying to Graduate/Professional Schools