Scholarship for Dependents of Seminary & Institute Employees

Southern Virginia University is offering a new scholarship opportunity for dependents of Seminaries & Institutes of Religion (S&I) employees across North America.

S&I Scholarship Specifics

Dependents of S&I employees living anywhere in North America can apply for SVU’s new S&I Scholarship, awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (with a limit of 50 awards annually).

  • S&I Scholarship covers half of the cost of tuition before room and board (e.g., SVU’s 2023–24 tuition is set at $9,895 per semester; therefore, SVU will award the 2023–24 S&I Scholarship at $4,948 per semester, covering half of tuition before room and board.)
  • S&I Scholarship recipients are not eligible for any additional institutional scholarships (merit, need, or talent) but remain eligible for private scholarships and government financial aid such as the Federal Pell Grant and Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant.
  • S&I Scholarship recipients may access this scholarship for a total of eight semesters over the space of six calendar years starting from the date of the initial award.
To apply for an S&I Scholarship, please email the Office of Admissions with “S&I Scholarship” in the subject line at Emails should include the applicant’s name, address, and desired entry term (e.g., Fall 2023), as well as the name, title, and employee ID of their respective guardian who is an employee of S&I. The Office of Admissions will only award an S&I Scholarship after the applicant also completes a free online application at

We hope this pilot program helps our S&I friends who serve and support the rising generation. To learn more about Southern Virginia University and our mission to Gather, Lift, and Launch faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, please visit