Scholarship and financial aid
Veterans, service members and their families can supplement GI Bill benefits with scholarships and other sources of financial aid.
Scholarships for veterans
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of Admissions offers merit-based scholarships to first-time freshmen as well as a limited number of transfer students who apply to VCU in the fall semester. Grants, work study programs and loans are also available through the Student Financial Services office.
Military students may be eligible for scholarships and relief-based aid programs based on factors such as veteran status, achievement and financial need:
- The Air Force Aid Society
- Army Emergency Relief
- Army ROTC scholarships
- Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
- Meadows L. Phillips & Thomas H. Weatherford Veterans scholarship
- Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
- Pat Tillman scholarship
- David Robert McLellan Scholarship ($5,000) Provides scholarship support for students in the VCUarts Department of Photography and Film. Preference will be given to students who are veterans or are children of veterans.
- VCU Veterans Scholarship ($2,000) Guidelines for the award: A veteran that was active duty for at least 1 year and is currently attending VCU. Service to fellow VCU student veterans will be the top criteria for this scholarship. Character, community service and academic performance will be additional considerations. Veteran students desiring consideration should email firstname.lastname@example.org a brief description of their service to fellow veterans and the the community. This award will go to a veteran that meets the above criteria in the fall of each year. MSS staff will oversee the award process. This scholarship is NOT restricted to tuition only.
Veterans Affairs work-study program
Veterans who receive military education benefits and attend school at least three-quarters of the time may qualify for VA work-study. Under this program, veterans can work with VCU veteran-related offices, VA medical facilities or at approved state employment offices. They will be paid at either the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is greater. For more details, visit the GI Bill website or call (888) 442-4551.