VCU Alumni provides several annual student scholarships to fulfill their stated goals of helping current students.

Legacy Scholarships

The Legacy Scholarship program contributes a sense of tradition, heritage and continuity to VCU alumni. These scholarships are available to children and grandchildren of active, dues-paying members of VCU Alumni. Having your children or grandchildren attend VCU is one of the strongest expressions of pride and confidence an alumnus can make. 

Each year, VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association each awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to an incoming student. The scholarships are supported through the generosity of individual donors and the active, dues-paying members. Make a gift now.

The number of awards fluctuates annually based on the performance of the scholarship endowment.


Application/selection process

Applications are now closed for the 2018-19 academic year. Please check back in 2019 for information on next year's scholarships. If you have questions, email

Alumni Merit Scholarship

The Alumni Merit Scholarship, sponsored by VCU Alumni, is available to freshman students who meet admissions criteria for Presidential, Provost or Dean's Scholarships. Selection of scholars is made on the basis of merit in the areas of academic achievement, artistic talent (when applicable), leadership and community service.

VCU Monroe Park Campus Alumni Scholarship

The VCU Alumni Honors Scholarship for $600 is awarded annually to a student in the Honors College majoring in a subject that leads to graduation from the Monroe Park Campus.

Monroe Scholars Book Award

The Monroe Scholars Book Award is given annually to a high school junior selected by their school. Those students who apply and enroll at VCU will receive a $1,000 scholarship from VCU Alumni. Currently, schools in Richmond, Charles City, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, Amelia and Dinwiddie participate. Nominate a student for the scholarship.

MCV Campus school-based scholarships

The MCVAA sponsors seven school-based scholarships and has contributed more than $500,000 to a variety of scholarship and fellowship programs in support of all the schools on the MCV Campus. The MCVAA school-based scholars are recommended by each of their respective deans in recognition of academic excellence, leadership, and/or service to the community and the university.

Make a gift to VCU Alumni scholarships now.