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Presidential Scholarship

This award is available to incoming freshmen who have completed a college preparatory course of study with a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and SAT (critical reading + math) of 1100 or ACT composite of 24. This $10,000 award includes a $7,000 scholarship and a $3,000 service award. This scholarship is renewable up to three additional years if the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0, participates in the University Honors program, and maintains residence on campus.


Provost Scholarship

This award is available to incoming freshmen who have completed a college preparatory course of study with a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and SAT (critical reading + math) of 1000 or ACT composite of 21. This $6,500 award includes a $3,500 scholarship and a $3,000 service award. This scholarship is renewable up to three additional years if the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA. of 3.0, participate in the University Honors program, and maintains residence on campus.

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship

This award is available to incoming freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate outstanding talent in music or fine arts. An audition or a portfolio may be required. Students must receive recommendations from a secondary school teacher or counselor and the Virginia State University Department Chairperson to be eligible. 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship

This award varies in amount and is available to incoming Presidential or Provost scholars majoring in one of the STEM disciplines. Students will be selected and awarded based on their academic transcript and standardized test scores. Additional documents may be required prior to selection.

STEM majors are: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering Technology, Information Logistics Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

University Scholarship

This award, which ranges from $500 to $1,000, is available to only returning students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during his or her course of study at Virginia State University. This is a highly competitive award, presented to a limited number of students each year, according to the availability of funds. Eligible students must submit a new application each academic year. 

University Departmental Scholarships

 Administered by certain University departments. However, all students applying for and receiving financial aid can receive financial aid only in an amount representative of the difference between the scholarships and the derived need of the student. 

Athletic Scholarship

 The Athletic Department, in keeping with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and CIAA, awards grants to students who participate in one or more of the athletic programs. Interested persons should contact the Athletic Department at Virginia State University. 

Army ROTC Scholarship Program

There are 16 types of scholarships provided by the Army through the ROTC Program. These scholarships provides financial assistance for the undergraduate education and training of highly qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to pursue careers as commissioned officers in the United States Army after graduation from college. For additional information about the program, call or write the Army ROTC Department, Virginia State University, (804) 524-8541. 

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund

TMCF provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. These scholarships are indicated on TMCF’s webpage when applicable. 

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