About the Scholarship

Virginia Commonwealth Award is authorized by the State Council Of Higher Education For Virginia. The (SCHEV) is a Commonwealth's planning body for advanced education.

Virginia Commonwealth Award began with a purpose to help undergraduates and graduates students to cover their educational needs and tuition fees. The funds are utilized for required grants to the Undergraduates who reside in Virginia. The funds are distributed to each state-supported institution


How to Apply for Virginia Commonwealth Award?

The application and rewarding process are administrated by the financial assistance department at each Virginia public institution. You can contact the department of the college that you're planning to join for more information.

  • A student in order to receive this scholarship must fill in the FAFSA application form to identify their eligibility criteria and family's financial position to pay tuition fees.

  • The applicant must meet the requirements established by the granting institution.

  • You must submit your high school transcripts and official SAT/ACT scorecards along with the application form to be eligible for the scholarship.


How much is the scholarship amount?

  • The scholarship provides a total of $1549 annually to the students meeting their eligibility criteria.

  • The scholarship is renewable to the students who maintain satisfactory academic progress

  • The actual awards will vary by institution and are subject to available funding.

  • To determine the exact award amount students should contact his/her school's financial aid office.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must have been admitted into any Virginia public school or any 4- year recognized institution.

  • The students must be enrolled at least half-time in an approved degree program.

  • A recipient must be a resident of Virginia and be a permanent resident of the US.

  • An applicant must demonstrate the need for financial assistance.

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