Scholarships and Financial Aid

VCU offers a variety of scholarships and financial aid to students. Scholarships are typically merit-based and financial aid is based on financial need.

For more information or if you are interested in applying for financial aid, visit the VCU Office of Financial Aid.

The College of Engineering provides a variety of merit-based scholarship opportunities to entering freshmen. Students who meet the eligibility criteria during the admissions process are reviewed for possible university awards as well as College of Engineering awards. In most cases, a scholarship application is not required.

University scholarships

The following university scholarships are available to incoming freshmen:

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Provost Scholarship
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Henrico County Scholarship

College of Engineering scholarships

The College of Engineering reviews all applications for scholarship consideration. If you have questions about scholarships, please email the Director of Engineering Enrollment.

Engineering scholarships from other sources

Many outside organizations provide scholarships that may be of interest to our students.  As a service to studentswe have published a list of scholarships.  Please note that these scholarships are administered by outside organizations and are not managed by VCU or the VCU College of Engineering. We cannot respond to questions regarding these scholarships.  Please direct any questions to the scholarship granting organization.

If you represent an organization that would like to list a scholarship here please email and we will review for potential posting.