Scholarships

Southern Virginia offers a variety of merit-based scholarships each year. Scholarships do not have to be repaid and students may qualify for more than one.

Please use the following resources to prepare for questions and criteria common to scholarship applications:


Incoming & Transfer Students

Academic Scholarship · Up to $7,500

Based on academic performance and test scores prior to attending Southern Virginia University.

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Amount:
  • Freshmen (less than 24 attempted college credits): Amount determined by high school GPA and ACT composite score or three-part SAT score, whichever is higher.
  • Transfer Students (24 or more attempted college credits): Amount determined by college GPA and number of credits taken.
Eligibility:
  • Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Attend Southern Virginia full-time
  • Good academic standing
Application:

Automatically considered as students complete their application to Southern Virginia.
Contact Admissions: 540-261-8401 or admissions@svu.edu

Renewal:

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

Marriott Scholarship · $11,000

Recognizes excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and service.

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About:
The Marriott Scholar program is the most prestigious scholarship offered at Southern Virginia University, recognizing incoming freshmen and transfer students who have excelled in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and service. This award emphasizes the attributes of the “leader-servant” as exemplified by the award’s primary benefactors, Richard E. Marriott and the Marriott Family.
Amount:
$11,000 annually (supersedes and replaces all other institutional aid)
Eligibility:

Freshmen:

  • 3.80+ (unweighted) GPA on 4.0 scale
  • 1860 combined score on SAT or 28 composite score on ACT
  • or
  • 3.60+ (unweighted) GPA on 4.0 scale
  • 1980 combined score on SAT or 30 composite score on ACT

Transfer students:

  • 3.80+ (unweighted) GPA on 4.0 scale, minimum 24 attempted credit hours
  • Students may also be asked to provide high school information

Students with GED, homeschooled and/or without accredited high school transcript:

Application:
  1. Complete the Marriott Scholarship Application
    • Print and complete the Marriott Scholarship Application
    • Mail the completed application to:
    • Southern Virginia University Admissions
      One University Hill Drive
      Buena Vista, Virginia 24416
  2. Submit a Letter of Recommendation
    • Download and print the Letter of Recommendation Form pdf
    • Complete the “To the Applicant” portion
    • Give the entire Letter of Recommendation Form and an addressed and stamped envelope to the recommender. Address the envelope to:
    • Southern Virginia University Admissions
      One University Hill Drive
      Buena Vista, Virginia 24416
    • Ask the recommender to mail the completed form and letter
Deadline:
  • May 31 for Fall Semester
  • December 1 for Spring Semester
Note: Marriott Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis beginning as early as January for Fall semester and September for Spring semester. Depending on the number of recipients, the scholarships may be exhausted prior to the final application deadline. Qualified candidates should submit their applications as early as possible.
Renewal:
Annual award, does not need to be renewed; however, scholarship eligibility is evaluated after the summer term to ensure that the student meets certain minimum academic performance criteria. Currently, Marriott Scholars must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. These criteria are subject to change at any time.

The Student Association Leadership Scholarship · $500

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.

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Amount:
A yearly award of $500, if scholarship eligibility criteria are met each year.
Eligibility:
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities during your high school career
  • Include a letter of recommendation from an advisor or mentor
  • Be an incoming freshman or transfer student to Southern Virginia.
Application:

Download and print the Application Formpdf

Send via Mail, email (mailto:student.finances@svu.edu), or fax (540-266-3840).

Deadline:

March 15

Renewal:

Is automatic if awardees meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full time student
  • Show active participation in the Student Association, either in holding an office or serving on two committees
  • Be in good standing with the university
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5

Current & Returning Students

Mac and Ruth Knight Cowboy/Cowgirl Ethics Scholarship · Up to $1,000

This scholarship has been established in honor of Mac Knight (father of Glade Knight) who remained true to his cowboy heritage and roots and left a legacy of cowboy ethics for his family and friends. It recognizes the student who best lives in accordance with the ten ideals of Cowboy/Cowgirl Ethics.

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About:
The Cowboy/Cowgirl Ethics Scholarship was established by Glade Knight to award the student who best lives in accordance with the following ideals:
  • Live Each Day With Courage
  • Take Pride In Your Work
  • Always Finish What You Start
  • Do What Has To Be Done
  • Be Tough, But Fair
  • When You Make A Promise, Keep It
  • Ride for the Brand
  • Talk Less And Say More
  • Remember That Some Things Aren’t For Sale
  • Know Where To Draw The Line
Amount:
One-time award of $1000 for the next academic year. Awardee will also receive custom-made, Southern Virginia University cowboy/cowgirl boots and an all-expense paid trip to the Virginia or Texas ranch of Glade Knight, Southern Virginia University’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Eligibility:
  • Demonstrate the ten cowboy/cowgirl ideals
  • Attend Southern Virginia the year before being nominated (have earned at least 26 Southern Virginia credits)
  • Be a rising junior or senior and intend to graduate from Southern Virginia
  • Be nominated by a faculty member, staff member, other student or yourself
Nomination:
Mail, email (student.finances@svu.edu), fax (540-266-3840), or turn in the completed Cowboy/Cowgirl Ethics Scholarship Nomination form to Financial Services (Room 215, Main Hall).
Deadline:
March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply each year to be considered for a subsequent year

Meridyth Kidd Memorial Scholarship · Up to $2,000

For upperclassmen involved in the fine and performing arts.

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About:
Sponsored by Ron and Linda Jones, the scholarship is awarded to art, music, and/or theatre majors.
Amount:
Up to $2,000 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Rising junior or senior majoring in fine or performing arts.
  • Live within the honor and dress code standards
  • Be enrolled in Institute
  • Cumulative GPA is at least 3.0
Application:
  • Complete the Meridyth Kidd Memorial Scholarship Application
  • Art majors: prepare a portfolio of 10-15 sketches or paintings (will be returned)
  • Music and theatre majors: prepare a performance video or CD (max. ten minutes)
  • Include essay stating why you chose to major in art, music or theatre and how you plan to incorporate your talents into your future career (max. two pages double-spaced)
  • Provide a statement of endorsement and perspective overview from an appropriate fine arts faculty member
  • Verify GPA, current class, and whether you are a returning or transfer student
  • Mail, email (student.finances@svu.edu), fax (540-261-2757) or manually submit your completed application to Student Financial Services
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awarded for one year only; students must reapply each year.

Jason & Kristen Kerr Health Care Scholarship · Up to $2,500

Recognizes academic excellence in undergraduate work leading up to a career in medicine, nursing or health care.

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About:
The Jason and Kristen Kerr Health Care Scholarship is established to recognize a rising Southern Virginia University junior or senior preparing for further study in the medical and/or nursing fields. The applicant must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and a financial need.
Amount:
Up to $2,500 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Rising Southern Virginia senior
  • Enrolled in Institute
  • Live within the honor and dress code standards
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Selected a major that serves as a prerequisite for graduate studies in the medical and/or nursing fields
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of a leader-servant
  • Include a letter that describes why you chose your major and what your plans are to incorporate your studies and talents into your career in medicine, nursing or health care (max. two-page double-spaced)
  • Submit a letter of reference from a current faculty member in your major
Application:
Mail, email (student.finances@svu.edu), fax (540-261-2757) or manually submit your completed Jason & Kristen Kerr Health Care Scholarship Application to Student Financial Services
Deadline:
March 21
Renewal:
Awarded for one year only; students must reapply each year.

Ron L. Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship · Up to $2,000

Recognizes academic excellence in undergraduate work leading up to a career in information technology and/or Internet marketing.

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About:
The Ron L. Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is established to recognize a rising Southern Virginia University junior or senior preparing for further study in the information technology and/or Internet marketing fields. The applicant must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and a financial need.
Amount:
Up to $2,000 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Rising Southern Virginia junior or senior
  • Enrolled in Institute
  • Live within the honor and dress code standards
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Selected a major that serves as a prerequisite for graduate studies in the information technology and/or Internet marketing fields
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of a leader-servant
  • Include a letter that describes why you chose your major and what your plans are to incorporate your studies and talents into your career in information technology and/or Internet marketing (max. two-page double-spaced)
  • Submit a letter of reference from a current faculty member in your major
Application:
Mail, email (student.finances@svu.edu), fax (540-261-2757) or manually submit your completed Ron L. Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application to Student Financial Services
Deadline:
March 21
Renewal:
Awarded for one year only; students must reapply each year.

J. Thomas Smith Scholarship · $500-$2,000

Recognizes excellence in academics, student government and leadership, community service, athletics, fine arts, or church service.

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About:
The J. Thomas Smith scholarship is established to recognize continuing Southern Virginia University students who have excelled both academically and in other aspects of life such as student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service. The award emphasizes the concept of the leader-servant as epitomized by the benefactors of the award, J. Thomas and Anne Smith.
Amount:
$500-$2,000 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Be an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Complete 30 credit hours at Southern Virginia
  • Maintain cumulative 2.7 GPA
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of the leader-servant
  • Complete at least one Institute class during the year
Application:
Mail, email (student.finances@svu.edu), fax (540-261-2757) or manually submit your completed J.Thomas Smith Scholarship Application (PDF) to Student Financial Services
Deadline:
March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years

Teerlink Deserving Student Scholarship · Up to $1,000

Generously awarded by Wilford and Nadine Teerlink to students interested in the arts or science.

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Amount:
Up to $1,000 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Maintain 2.5 GPA or better
  • 25 ACT score or better
  • Earn at least 12 credit hours at Southern Virginia
  • Exemplify the Southern Virginia Code of Honor
Application:
Mail, email (student.finances@svu.edu), fax (540-261-2757) or manually submit your completed Teerlink Scholarship Application (PDF) to Student Financial Services
Deadline:
March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years

Ron and Linda Jones Family Foundation Scholarship · Up to $2,500

Recognizes excellence in academics, student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.

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About:
The Ron and Linda Jones Family Foundation Scholarship program is established to recognize continuing Southern Virginia University students who have excelled both academically and in other aspects of life such as student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.
Amount:
Up to $2,500 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Completed 26 credit hours at Southern Virginia or completed a full-time mission
  • Enrolled in Institute
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of a leader-servant
  • Include a letter that describes why you chose your major and what your plans are to incorporate your studies and talents into your career (max. two-page double-spaced)
  • Submit a letter of reference from a current faculty member or senior administrator
  • All students who meet qualifications and criteria for the Ron and Linda Jones Family Foundation Scholarship are encouraged to apply
Application:
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awarded for one year only; students must reapply each year.

Donna Hadley Scholarship · Up to $1,250

Recognizes excellence in academics, student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.

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About:
The Donna Hadley Scholarship program is established to recognize continuing Southern Virginia University students who have excelled both academically and in other aspects of life such as student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.
Amount:
Up to $1,250 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Complete 26 credit hours at Southern Virginia
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of a leader-servant
  • All students who meet qualifications and criteria for the Donna Hadley Scholarship are encouraged to apply
Application:
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years.

Pauline Mittle Scholarship · Up to $1,250

Recognizes excellence in academics, student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.

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About:
The Pauline Mittle Scholarship program is established to recognize continuing Southern Virginia University students who have excelled both academically and in other aspects of life such as student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.
Amount:
Up to $1,250 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Complete 26 credit hours at Southern Virginia
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of a leader-servant
  • All students who meet qualifications and criteria for the Pauline Mittle Scholarship are encouraged to apply
Application:
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years.

JL Racey Scholarship · Up to $1000

Recognizes excellence in academics, student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.

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About:
The JL Racey Scholarship program is established to recognize continuing Southern Virginia University students who have excelled both academically and in other aspects of life such as student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.
Amount:
Up to $1,000 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Complete 26 credit hours at Southern Virginia
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of a leader-servant
  • All students who meet qualifications and criteria for the JL Racey Scholarship are encouraged to apply
Application:
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years.

Margaret Durham Robey Scholarship · Up to $750

Recognizes excellence in academics, student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.

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About:
The Margaret Durham Robey Scholarship is named for a long-time and much-honored president of Southern Seminary and Junior College, who guided the school through the period of its greatest growth and development. Mrs. Robey, who was married to H. Russell Robey, was an instructor at the school from 1919 to 1942, president from 1942 to 1969 and president emeriti from 1969 to 1984. This scholarship recognizes a student who displays academic merit, leadership and service to Southern Virginia University.
Amount:
Up to $750 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Complete 26 credit hours at Southern Virginia
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of a leader-servant
  • All students who meet qualifications and criteria for the Margaret Durham Robey Scholarship are encouraged to apply
Application:
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years.

Virginia Collegium Scholarship · Up to $1,500

Recognizes excellence in academics, student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service.

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About:
The Virginia Collegium program is established to recognize continuing Southern Virginia University students who have excelled both academically and in other aspects of life such as student government and leadership, community service, fine arts, or church service. This award is made possible through the tireless efforts of the Virginia College Fund, an independent organization serving the needs of the private colleges throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Amount:
Up to $1,500 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Complete 26 credit hours at Southern Virginia
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA
  • Demonstrate active involvement in service and extracurricular activities that emphasize the concept of a leader-servant
  • All students who meet qualifications and criteria for the Virginia Collegium Scholarship are encouraged to apply
  • Must be a Virginia resident to apply
Application:
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years.

Melvin Jones Memorial Scholarship · Up to $2,500

Awarded to a student majoring in Business Management & Leadership.

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Amount:
Up to $2,500 (annually)
Eligibility:
  • Business & Management Leadership Major
  • Completed one year at Southern Virginia or honorably completed a full-time mission
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Uphold and live the Southern Virginia Code of Honor
  • Enrolled in Institute
Application:
  • Complete the Melvin Jones Memorial Scholarship Application
  • Include a letter that describes why you chose your major and what your plans are to incorporate your studies and talents into your career (max. two-page double-spaced)
  • Include a letter of recommendation from a business faculty member
  • Mail, email (student.finances@svu.edu), fax (540-261-2757) or manually submit your completed application to Student Financial Services
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awarded for one year only; students must reapply each year.

Gardner H. Russell Entrepreneurial Scholarship · Up to $1,500

Awarded to a student exhibiting the best entrepreneurial plan for an existing or new concern.

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About:
The Gardner H. Russell Entrepreneurial Scholarship is established to recognize continuing Southern Virginia University student who have excelled in their business and educational pursuits.
Amount:
Up to $1,500
Eligibility:
  • Be in good academic standing demonstrated by maintaining a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Have already earned at least 24 Southern Virginia credits
  • Be committed to complete and SVU education
  • Be willing to abide by the Southern Virginia University code of honor
  • Be someone who has demonstrated some level of interest and/or performance in the area of starting and having their own business. This could be someone who has owned or operated their own business or has expressed a strong desire to do so.
Application:
Deadline:
  • March 21
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years

Additional Scholarships

Below is a list of non-institutional scholarships available to both incoming and current students.


Jacobsen Scholarship Fund · Amount Varies

Recognizes worthy Latter-day Saints who demonstrate a commitment to serve others through education.

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About
Founded and funded by Florence S. and Ted C. Jacobsen, the Jacobsen Scholarship Fund is intended to assist worthy Latter-day Saint students who are citizens of the United States and demonstrate a need for assistance and a commitment to serve others through education.
Amount:
Varies
Eligibility:
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in good standing
Application:
Deadline:
May 31
Renewal:
Although the Foundation does offer renewal scholarships, renewal is not guaranteed. Students who receive a Jacobsen Fund Scholarship must reapply for additional scholarships using the Renewal Application.

ROTC Scholarship · Amount Varies

Available to Southern Virginia students through a partnership with the Virginia Military Institute.

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Amount:
  • Covers 100 percent of tuition and fees at Southern Virginia
  • $1000 annually for books
  • $300 to $500 stipend per school month for living expenses
Eligibility:
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above
  • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Be medically qualified
Application:
Contact Mr. Thomas Atkinson at 540-464-7680
Renewal:
Annual award, does not need to be renewed

The Daniels Fund · Amount Varies

Available to Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming residents.

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About
Bill Daniels had a passion for investing in deserving students to help them obtain a college education. The Daniels Scholarship carries on this legacy by offering scholarship funding to deserving students who are at risk of not being able to afford a college education.
Amount:
Varies
Eligibility:
  • Current high school student with an expected graduation during the 2011-2012 academic school year from any high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Current resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • At the time of application, be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident of the U.S., or have refugee or asylum status in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Take the ACT by October 25, 2011 and achieve an exam composite score of 17 or higher, or take the SAT by October 4, 2011 and achieve a combined math and verbal score of 810 or higher
Application:
  • Be nominated by a designated Referral Agency—an organization serving high schools and youth responsible for finding and nominating eligible candidates who fit the Daniels Scholarship criteria*
  • All candidates must go through an application process in which they are evaluated on strength of character, academic promise, leadership potential, potential to contribute to one’s community and well-rounded personality
*A listing of Referral Agencies is available at Daniels Scholarship Referral Agencies.
Renewal:
Awardees must reapply to be considered for subsequent years.

For more information, please visit the Daniels Fund website.


The Milton G. Wright Scholarship · $500

Both currently enrolled and college-bound students can visit the Milton G. Wright Scholarship website in order to enter a monthly drawing to win $500.


The BYU Management Society Scholarship - Richmond Chapter · Minimum of $1,000

The Richmond Chapter will be awarding four scholarships in 2013 to high school seniors who demonstrate academic scholarship, leadership, positive community or religious service and financial need. Visit the website for more information and application procedures.


Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship · $2,000

The Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship is open to any students of any degree seeking category. The student must submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words on any one of a list of choices. For more information, visit bradleycorbettlaw.com/scholarship. The application deadline is on July 15.


TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship · $5,000

Citizens Bank wants to reward student leaders who have invested time and energy into making their community a better place by awarding a total of $50,000 to students who demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership. A total of 10, $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to U.S. residents who are 16-years of age or older and are attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and who have been active in community service. Applicants are asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words demonstrating their good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership. They must also provide two references that are directly connected to their community involvement.

Scholarship entries will be accepted April 15 - May 6. Go to citizensbank.com/scholarship for the application and further information.


MassMutual Scholars · Amount Varies

A national program for high-achieving African American, Asian / Pacific Islander and Hispanic scholars interested in careers in the insurance and financial services industry.

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Eligibility Criteria
  • Open to students of African American, Asian / Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent.
  • Must show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency with a permanent resident card of passport stamped I-551 (not expired)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Plan to attend a degree-seeking program, full-time at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2013-2014 academic year
  • Will be entering sophomore, junior, senior or 5th-year senior year at an accredited college or university
  • Students of all majors will be considered
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate:
    - An interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry
    - Leadership and participation in extracurricular activities
  • Must apply for federal financial aid

The application deadline is May 3, 2013. Apply online at: www.act.org/massmutual.


LDS Bookstore Scholarship · $500-$1,000

This scholarship is open to students with plans to attend class in Fall of 2014 and are members in good standing of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist in furthering the education of an LDS student who is committed to be a positive example of his or her faith. Visit ldsbookstore.com/scholarship for details and to apply.

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2004.


If The Shoe Fits Birkenstock Scholarship · $1,000

Annual Scholarship offered by Footwear University for creative humor writing. The Scholarship award is $1,000. Anyone is eligible to apply. The application deadline is December 16, 2013. Apply online at birkenstocks.sandals4less.com.


Domo Scholarship for Business Management · $2,500

For the 2013-14 academic year Domo is providing two $2,500 scholarships for college students who are studying business management and who show an interest in analytics. To apply visit domo.com and click the scholarship link at the bottom of the page for further instructions.


Disability Awareness Scholarship · $1,000

MilitaryVALoan.com offers a $1000 dollar scholarship to prospective or current college student. Applicants must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great.

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Amount:
$1000
Eligibility:
  • Prospective or current student at least 17 years old
  • 3.0 GPA based on the previous year's academic performance
Application:
Deadline:
January 10, 2014

Please visit MilitaryVALoan.com for more information.


Drive to Learn Scholarship · $1,000

This scholarship offered by Shift Insurance is available to all full time students. It is awarded based on a written response of between 750 and 1000 words to a prompt about experiences as a driver or passenger.

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About:
Take a moment to think about your most memorable experiences — both good and bad — as a driver or as a passenger. Whether or not you noticed it at the time, they probably helped you learn something about yourself, others, or life in general. Shift Insurance is offering the Drive to Learn scholarship to honor the learning done in and outside of classroom walls.
Amount:
$1000
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits).
  • U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Application:
Follow the instructions at the Shift Insurance website to apply.
Deadline:
March 1, 2014

The CoachUp Scholarship · $2,500

Scholarships will be awarded to three spectacular student-athletes, either currently enrolled or accepted into a US college or university. Recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship AND $500 towards private coaching sessions. Scholarship details, application requirements, and terms & conditions can be found at the CoachUp website. Deadline to apply is August 16, 2013.


The ACT Second-Year Scholarship Program · $1,000

The Account Control Technology Foundation will award 25 $1,000 scholarships to college sophomores. For more information and to apply, visit the ACT Foundation website. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2013.


Buildium Build U. Scholarship · $2,000

Buildium gives away one $2,000 prize each semester to the product design, interaction design, engineering, or computer science student who best explains how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company.

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About:
You have 1,000 words. Keep it short and sweet, but make it powerful and compelling. Then email your essay to scholarship@buildium.com. Buildium will read all the essays and pick the one that best exemplifies how shared beliefs can build a better company.
Scholarship Details:
  • Two $2,000 cash scholarships will be awarded.
  • One scholarship will be awarded in the fall, another in the spring.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of members of the Buildium Marketing team, with input from other teams. The decision of the committee will be based on originality and quality of writing.
Scholarship Requirements:
  • College or university student in good standing at an accredited public or private university. (Please attach a copy of your unofficial transcript to your email in PDF format for verification.)
  • Must be enrolled in a Product Design, Interaction Design, Engineering, or Computer Science program.
  • Student must be at least 18 years of age.
  • One entry per student per semester.
  • Please submit through email. The subject line should read “Scholarship Essay” and students should include their first and last name, email address, and phone number.
  • Please use an easily legible font such as Arial, Times New Roman, etc.
  • Someone already wrote War and Peace. Please keep it to 1,000 words.
Deadline:
  • October 1, 2013 (fall) and April 1, 2014 (spring).
  • Winners will be notified via email by October 31, 2013 and April 30, 2014.

For more information visit Buildium.com.


Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship · $1,000-$5,000

For Returning students. Virginia Women in Public Finance has a scholarship program that provides, annually, up to five recipients with a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to $5,000.

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The scholarship is named in honor of Mary Blackwell Barnes, a dedicated servant of public finance. Mary passed away in 2009 at the age of 44, but her memory lives on through the contributions she made to public finance in Virginia. The purpose of The Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship program is to:

  1. Recognize enrolled female college or graduate level students who have exhibited scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership skills;
  2. Encourage the consideration of careers in finance and, more specifically, public finance; and
  3. Provide an opportunity for award recipients to meet women established in the public finance area and expose women to various career options and opportunities.

To apply, download and follow the instructions on the Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship Application.


Great Lakes National Scholarship · $2,500

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs. Up to 750 awards will be granted to qualified students from across the country. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Visit scholarsapply.org/greatlakes for more information and to apply.


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship · $4,000

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for 2014-15 Visual Arts Fellowships.

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Fellowships

VMFA is now accepting applications for the following 2014-2015 fellowships:

  • $8,000 Professional Artists
  • $6,000 Graduate Students in Visual Arts and Art History
  • $4,000 Undergraduate Students in Visual Arts (includes college-bound high school seniors)

The application deadline is November 9, 2013. Visit www.vmfa.museum/fellowships for details about eligibility criteria and an application.


Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program · $5,000-$10,000

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2013 semester includes two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field.

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To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2013 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship website. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by January 8, 2013. We strongly encourage all students that meet the scholarship award criteria to apply for this great scholarship!

Deadline 11:59:59 p.m. CT on July 31, 2013.


Please review Southern Virginia University's Scholarship Policies to become familiar with regulations regarding institutional scholarships.


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Questions?

Contact Student Financial Services at 540-261-8405 or student.finances@svu.edu.