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.

Current Open Applications

 


 

Albemarle Corporation Scholarship

For current VCU CoEgr Students only

The scholarship is available to students majoring in Chemical Engineering in the VCU College of Engineering. Recipients may be in any year of study, and are encouraged to compete for internships at Albemarle Corp.

The approximate yearly value of the award is $4,000 per year for up to a maximum of $16,000 over four years. Students typically receive the award through their fourth year, however the scholarship committee will notify recipients how many years they may receive the award when initial decisions are announced.

For renewal you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater as a full-time student with a major in the VCU College of Engineering. Renewal eligibility is reviewed at the end of each semester.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, October 26, 2018

Open and save a PDF copy of the instructions before you begin.

 


 

Boehringer Ingelheim Chemical Scholarship

For current VCU CoEgr Students only

The scholarship is available to majoring in Chemical Engineering in the VCU College of Engineering. Recipients may be in any year of study.

The approximate yearly value of the award is $6,000 per year for up to a maximum of $24,000 over four years. Students typically receive the award through their fourth year, however the scholarship committee will notify recipients how many years they may receive the award when initial decisions are announced.

For renewal you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater as a full-time student with a major in the VCU College of Engineering. Renewal eligibility is reviewed at the end of each semester.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, October 26, 2018

Open and save a PDF copy of the instructions before you begin.

 


 

C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Merit Scholarship

For current VCU CoEgr Students only

The scholarship is available to students in any major in the VCU College of Engineering. Recipients may be in any year of study.

The approximate yearly value of the award is $2,500 per year for up to a maximum of $10,000 over four years. Students typically receive the award through their fourth year, however the scholarship committee will notify recipients how many years they may receive the award when initial decisions are announced.

For renewal you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater as a full-time student with a major in the VCU College of Engineering. Renewal eligibility is reviewed at the end of each semester.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, October 26, 2018

Open and save a PDF copy of the instructions before you begin.

 


 

Dominion Scholarships in Engineering

For current VCU CoEgr Students only

The scholarship is available to students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering majors in the VCU College of Engineering. Recipients must be in their second year or beyond.

The approximate yearly value of the award is $8,000 per year for up to a maximum total value of $24,000 over three years. The scholarship committees will notify recipients how many years they may receive the award when initial decisions are announced.

For renewal you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater as a full-time student with an Electrical or Computer Engineering major in the VCU College of Engineering. Renewal eligibility is reviewed at the end of each semester.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, October 26, 2018

Open and save a PDF copy of the instructions before you begin.

 


 

Entrepreneurial Scholarship in Chemical Engineering

For current VCU CoEgr Students only

The scholarship is available to rising or current sophomores or juniors majoring in Chemical Engineering in the VCU College of Engineering who has been involved in entrepreneurial activities.

The approximate yearly value of the award is $14,000 per year for up to a maximum of $42,000 over three years. The scholarship committees will notify recipients how many years they may receive the award when initial decisions are announced.

For renewal you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater as a full-time student in Chemical Engineering. Renewal eligibility is reviewed at the end of each semester.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, October 26, 2018

Open and save a PDF copy of the instructions before you begin.

 


 

Gary S. Huvard Chemical Engineering Scholarship

For current VCU CoEgr Students only

The scholarship is available to rising or current juniors majoring in Chemical Engineering in the VCU College of Engineering. Students must have demonstrated financial need, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate practical engineering ability.

The value of the award is $500 per year for up to a maximum of $1,000 over two years.

For renewal you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater as a full-time student in Chemical Engineering. Renewal eligibility is reviewed at the end of each semester.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, October 26, 2018

Open and save a PDF copy of the instructions before you begin.

 


 

Mattauch School of Engineering Merit Scholarship

For current VCU CoEgr Students only

The scholarship is available to students in any major in the VCU College of Engineering. Recipients may be in any year of study.

The approximate yearly value of the award is $1,000 per year for up to a maximum of $4,000 over four years. Students typically receive the award through their fourth year, however the scholarship committee will notify recipients how many years they may receive the award when initial decisions are announced.

For renewal you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater as a full-time student with a major in the VCU College of Engineering. Renewal eligibility is reviewed at the end of each semester.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, October 26, 2018

Open and save a PDF copy of the instructions before you begin.

 


 

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 outside scholarship sources.  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 engscholars@vcu.edu and we will review for potential posting.