3: Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid | Loans | Student Employment
Special Scholarships and Programs | General Requirements for All Forms of Aid
University and Federal Grants | Employment under the Federal Work Study Program
Student Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Financial Aid

Special Scholarships and Programs

University Achievement Awards   The Office of Admission selects 50 entering students each year to receive University Achievement Awards, designed to attract exceptional in-state students who will add diversity to the University community. The awards cover full tuition and fees for all four years of attendance at the University and are made on a competitive basis to students who are Virginia residents. Consideration for the Achievement Award is automatic; no specific application is required.

Jerome H. Holland Scholarship   The Office of Admission selects recipients of the Jerome H. Holland Scholarship to recognize outstanding African-American students from across the country. Awards, which are renewable, are offered on a competitive basis to entering students and are normally in the amount of $10,000 each. Consideration for the Jerome H. Holland Scholarship is automatic; no specific application is required.

General Assembly Nursing Program   Virginia residents enrolled in the School of Nursing may apply for this state-funded, need-based program. Any funds awarded must be repaid either by working as a nurse in Virginia, or by repayment with interest. Applications and guidelines are available upon request from the Office of Financial Aid.

Virginia War Orphans Educational Benefits Program   Under this program, a child of either a deceased veteran or a veteran who is totally disabled from wartime service may receive free tuition to attend a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education. Students who believe they qualify for this program should contact the Division of War Veterans Claims at the following address: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Law, Division of War Veterans Claims, 2l0 Franklin Road S.W., Roanoke, VA 24004.


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