Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid rewarded to students based on merit or need in order to make the Southern Virginia experience more affordable.
Review Southern Virginia University’s Scholarship Policies to become familiar with regulations regarding institutional scholarships.
Based on academic performance and test scores prior to attending Southern Virginia University.
Automatically considered as students complete their application to Southern Virginia.
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Annual award, does not need to be renewed; scholarship eligibility is evaluated after the summer term to ensure that the student meets certain minimum academic performance criteria. These criteria are subject to change at any time.
Retention of academic scholarships will be based on the following scale:
|Yearly Amount of Scholarship||Cumulative GPA Needed to Retain Scholarship|
|$2,000 or less||2.00 Southern Virginia GPA|
|$2,000-$3,000||2.75 Southern Virginia GPA|
|$3,000 or more||3.00 Southern Virginia GPA|
This generous scholarship was created in honor of Mary Ann Kimber, an elementary school teacher, avid learner, strong proponent of education, lover of good books and a good story, mother, grandmother and an outward-facing woman of care and good deeds; a person whose life exemplified continuous learning and Christ-like service to others—particularly to children and families.
The scholarship recognizes incoming or continuing Southern Virginia University students whose activities, habits, characteristics and aspirations demonstrate commitment to a life of learning and meaningful service (especially to children and youth) in their neighborhood, community, nation and home.
Two annual scholarships (one for a deserving female student, one for a deserving male student) of $10,000/year ($5,000/semester) plus a book stipend of $1,000/year ($500/semester).
The Mary Ann Kimber Lifetime Learning Scholarship replaces all other scholarships awarded by Southern Virginia University.
The scholarships are open to all incoming and continuing Southern Virginia University students, with the exception of direct descendants of Mary Ann Kimber.
June 1, 2017
The Mary Ann Kimber Lifetime Learning Scholarship is an annual award; however, eligibility will be evaluated following fall semester of the award year to ensure that the student meets the minimum 3.5 GPA specified in the scholarship requirements. These criteria may be modified as jointly approved by the scholarship sponsors and the university.
Scholarship recipients may apply for renewal of the scholarship each year by submitting a new application form that confirms maintenance of the minimum GPA requirement during the existing scholarship year and details the recipient’s related experience and service during the same year.
Recognizes excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and service.
Students with GED, homeschooled and/or without accredited high school transcript:
This scholarship recognizes an incoming Southern Virginia student who has exhibited exceptional ability in the area of leadership, particularly in association with student government or other leadership activities.
Is automatic if awardees meet the following criteria:
Awarded to students who have honorably completed a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or other comparable full-time missionary or humanitarian service.
The Returned Missionary & Humanitarian Service Grant is intended to attract and retain quality students who demonstrate maturity, spirituality, leadership and dedication to service.
Awarded to Southern Virginia University faculty, staff and their dependents.
For complete information and guidelines about the ETG, including eligibility and amounts, please refer to the employee handbook.
Steps two and three must be completed to establish eligibility for federal or state aid (or lack thereof) in order for remaining eligibility for ETG to be calculated. If the student fails to complete these steps by the deadlines for any reason, resulting in a decreased value of Federal or State Grants, the difference will be the student’s responsibility to pay to Student Financial Services.
As you develop a college payment plan, sources of government aid such as Pell Grants and VTAG can be very helpful. Be sure to complete a FAFSA and apply for any aid you need.
There are countless private scholarships. Private aid can make all the difference in your college payment plan. Southern Virginia has purchased access to Scholly, a powerful scholarship search engine, for all potential Southern Virginia students. Spend time finding and applying for scholarships.
In addition to other forms of aid, many Southern Virginia students support their education by working part-time on campus and in the surrounding area. Student job openings are listed on the my
If at any time you have questions about financial aid, your student account, etc., please feel free to contact Student Financial Services. Our friendly staff is anxious and ready to help in any way we can.
Our office is located on the 2nd floor of Main Hall in Main 215.
|Mailing Address||Phone & Fax|
|Student Financial Services
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416