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 Mark Meadows.

Engineering scholarships from other sources

The scholarships listed below 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.

Outside Scholarships

Aaron Minc Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Basic Eligibility:
    1. High school students graduating this calendar year, and have been accepted into a college, or university in the USA.
    2. Students currently enrolled in a college or university, and not having reached their senior year.

Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2018
  • Basic Eligibility:
    1. Nigerian-born -or- first generation Nigerian-American student
    2. Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level engineering degree at an accredited college/university in the United States of America.

ASHRAE Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Basic Eligibility:
    1. Full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program recognized by ASHRAE and listed for each scholarship.
    2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class ranking of no less than 30% evidenced by submission of an official transcript of grades and/or statement from a school administrator

Best Security Place Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2018
  • Basic Eligibility:
    1. Must be a graduate of a public or accredited private high school
    2. Must be a student in at a US-based college or university, residing in US
    3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0