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The alumni organization is proud to foster education and recognize the academic achievements, community and university involvement, and outstanding potential of students by offering a variety of scholarships to qualified candidates. Make a gift to support these scholarships.

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 receive a scholarship valued up to $2,000 from VCU Alumni. Currently, schools in Richmond, Charles City, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, Amelia and Dinwiddie participate. Nominations open in early 2020.

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.

African-American Alumni Council Scholarship

The Leadership Scholarship goes to a VCU student based on academic accomplishments, demonstrated community and leadership ability via their essay. Extra consideration given to underrepresented or financially disadvantaged applicants. The application will be posted when the scholarship becomes available.

The AAAC Merit Scholarship is awarded to the highest-ranking African-American student based on grades and test scores.  

Both scholarships are renewable until the recipient is no longer eligible to receive the award.