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Financial Aid Programs for Undergraduate Students

Non-Need/Non-Merit Based Undergraduate Financial Aid

Participating Colleges
Residency Requirement
Award Amount
Application Contact
Academic Common Market - Attending Non-Virginia InstitutionParticipating SREB Member Public InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyEligible Degree Programs OnlyIn-State Tuition Rate of Host State is ChargedState Council of Higher Education
Academic Common Market - Attending Virginia InstitutionParticipating Virginia Public InstitutionsNon Virginia Residents OnlyResidency in SREB State, Eligible Degree Programs OnlyIn-State Tuition Rate is ChargedHome State ACM Coordinator or visit
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship ProgramEligible Virginia InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyPersons directly affected by Virginia public school closings of 1954 - 1964 (see application for details)Scholarship amount is based on tuition and fees and an allowance for books/suppliesThe application deadline for 2015-16 is March 1, 2015.
Child Care Provider Scholarship ProgramEligible Virginia InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyWorking or planning to work in a child care program; first come first serveVaries, lifetime maximum of eight classes or $2,689; whichever comes firstVirginia Department of Social Services
Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education ProgramVirginia Public InstitutionsVirginia Residency for Veteran Dependent or Spouse of Veteran MIA, POW, killed, or 90% Disabled in War-Time ServiceWaiver of Tuition and Required Fees; annual stipend based on available funds - $1,800 maximumDept. of Veterans Services (804) 225-2083
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant ProgramParticipating Virginia Private InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyFull-Time EnrollmentMaximum 2014-2015 Award Undergraduate= approx. $3,100Institutional Financial Aid Office
Virginia Women's Institute for LeadershipMary Baldwin CollegeVirginia Residents OnlyEnrollment into the VWIL programEquivalent to TAGMBC Admissions Office

Need Based Undergraduate Financial Aid

ProgramParticipating CollegesResidency RequirementEligibilityAward AmountApplication Contact
Foster ChildrenVirginia Community College SystemVirginia Residents OnlyFoster ChildVaries Based on Need, Up to Tuition/FeesInstitution Financial Aid Office
Senior Citizens Tuition WaiverVirginia Public InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyAge 60+ & Income LimitationsWaiver of Tuition and Required FeesInstitution Admissions Office
Virginia Commonwealth AwardVirginia Public InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyFinancial NeedVaries Based on Need, Up to Tuition/FeesInstitution Financial Aid Office
Virginia Dept. of Disability ServicesVirginia InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyVaries - Disability, Etc.VariesVisit the DDS Website for Contact Information
Virginia Part-Time Assistance ProgramVirginia Community College SystemVirginia Residents OnlyFinancial NeedVaries Based on Need, Up to Tuition and Required FeesInstitution Financial Aid Office

Need and Merit Based Undergraduate Financial Aid

ProgramParticipating CollegesResidency RequirementEligibilityAward AmountApplication Contact
Granville P. Meade ScholarshipVirginia InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyComplete High School in Virginia, & Competitive Selection Approx. 5 Scholars Receive $2,000 per Year for Four YearsHigh School Principal’s Office
Two-Year College Transfer GrantParticipating Virginia 4-Year Institutions Virginia Residents OnlyFull-Time enrollment in a participating institution during the fall following receipt of an Associate’s degree from a Virginia 2-year public institution, 3.0 GPA, and EFC of 12,000 or under for students enrolling as of fall 2013.Up to $1,000, with an additional $1,000 for students in select programs Students transferring to NSU, ODU, Radford, UVAWise, VCU, VSU may receive an add'l $1,000 per yr for Jr and Sr years.Click for application. Students should ensure that the four-year college has a final copy of academic transcript denoting successful completion of Associates degree.
Virginia Guaranteed Assistance ProgramVirginia Public InstitutionsVirginia Residents OnlyFinancial Need, Full-Time Enrollment & Some MeritVaries Based on Need, Up to Tuition/Fees & BooksInstitution Financial Aid Office

Merit Based Undergraduate Financial Aid

ProgramParticipating CollegesResidency RequirementEligibilityAward AmountApplication Contact
Lee-Jackson ScholarshipAny 4-Year Institution in U.S.Virginia Residents OnlyEssay, & Virginia BornVaries between $1,000 and $8,000High School Principal's Office
Nursing Scholarship ProgramsParticipating Virginia InstitutionsVariesVariesVariesDept. of Health (804) 864-7433
Shipyard WorkersTidewater Community CollegeVirginia Residents OnlyFull-time employment at eligible Virginia shipyard manufacturing or repair company; Post-graduate work agreement; Enrollment in an Associate in Applied Science degree program or a registered apprenticeship programTuition and FeesBarbara Murray (757) 822-7485
Soil Scientist ProgramVirginia Tech Students OnlyVirginia Residents OnlySoil Scientist Student, Merit, Post Grad Work AgreementUp To TuitionContact Virginia Tech (540) 231-6300
State CadetshipVMI, Virginia Tech, and Mary Baldwin CollegeNot RestrictedVaries, Selection ProcessVaries Based on Available FundingInstitution Program Office or Financial Aid Office
Tobacco Region Scholarship ProgramAny accredited 4 year college or university in the U.S.Residency in Southside or Southwest VirginiaRegional residency$90/credit hr or $100/credit hr for VCCS transferees; $2,000 work incentive for those returning to region post-graduation.Tobacco Region Scholarship Program
VDOT Civil Engineering Scholarship ProgramGMU, ODU, UVA, VMI, Virginia Tech, and out-of-state institutions with an ABET accredited civil engineering program Must be a Virginia state resident or attend a Virginia college or university 2.5 GPA; enrollment in an ABET accredited civil engineering program as a JR or SR; Post Grad Work Agreement $7,000 and Paid Summer InternshipEmail Virginia Department of Transportation
Virginia Army National Guard Tuition Assistance ProgramParticipating Virginia InstitutionsNot RestrictedContact the Va. National GuardVaries, up to full tuitionDept. of Military Affairs (434) 298-6220
Virginia Space Grant ConsortiumParticipating VSGC Institutions OnlyNot RestrictedEnroll into a STEM degree program: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and show interest in aerospace related careerUndergraduate varies: $1,000 to $8,500 Graduate: $5,000 FellowshipVirginia Space Grant Consortium
Virginia Teacher Scholarship/Loan ProgramParticipating Virginia InstitutionsNot RestrictedMin. 2.7 GPA, Teacher Shortage Area, Merit, & Post Grad Work AgreementUp to $10,000Director of Education Program at Institution

  • Application deadlines for the Undergraduate programs listed above will vary and the eligibility requirements listed are not all inclusive. Please see the program Factsheets or contact your institution's financial aid office or the agency listed under "Application Contact" for additional information.
  • All need-based financial aid programs listed above require, at a minimum, the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Individual colleges and universities may require the completion of an additional institutional form.