VSU Scholarships

At VSU, there are a variety of scholarships for students to consider. Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a returning student, the more you know about the available VSU scholarships, the more you can prepare accordingly. To learn more about the wide range of scholarships at VSU, read the details about each opportunity below

Presidential Scholarship

This award is available to incoming freshmen who have completed a college preparatory course of study with a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and SAT total of 1170 or ACT composite of 24. Without test scores, students must have a minimum 3.75 GPA and one (1) of the following criteria: ranked in top 15% of class; completed three (3) AP/IB/DE courses with a grade of "B" or better; designated as Valedictorian or Salutatorian. This $10,000 award includes a $7,000 scholarship and a $3,000 service award. This VSU scholarship is renewable up to three additional years if the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0, pass 30 credit hours during the school year, participates in the University Honors program, and maintains residence on campus. Incoming students are automatically reviewed for this scholarship during the admission process.

Provost Scholarship

This award is available to incoming freshmen who have completed a college preparatory course of study with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and SAT total of 1080 or ACT composite of 21. Without test scores, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and one (1) of the following criteria: ranked in top 25% of class; completed two (2) AP/IB/DE courses with a grade of "B" or better; designated as Valedictorian or Salutatorian. This $6,500 award includes a $3,500 scholarship and a $3,000 service award. This VSU scholarship is renewable up to three additional years if the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0, pass 30 credit hours during the school year, participates in the University Honors program, and maintains residence on campus. Incoming students are automatically reviewed for this scholarship during the admission process.

Presidential STEM Scholarship

This award varies in amount and is available to select incoming Presidential scholars majoring in one of the STEM disciplines listed below. Students will be selected and awarded based on their academic transcript and standardized test scores. Candidates for this scholarship will be notified if eligible and additional documents may be required prior to selection. This is a highly competitive award, presented to a limited number of students each year, according to the availability of funds.

STEM majors are: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering Technology, Information Logistics Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Founder's Scholarship

This award is available to incoming transfer students who have completed an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree with a 3.0 or better GPA. This $6,500 award is renewable one (1) additional year if the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0, pass 30 credit hours during the school year, participates in the University Honors program, and maintains residence on campus. Incoming students are automatically reviewed for this scholarship during the admission process.

 

VSU Food and Agri-Science Scholarship Program 

The VSU Food and Agri-Science Scholarship Program, authorized by the United States Congress in 2018, provides students a pathway that prepares them to be successful in and significantly contribute to careers associated with these vital industries. Eligible students meeting all program requirements may receive full or partial scholarships, including coverage of costs, such as tuition, room and board and support for books and supplies. New students who are interested in majoring in Agricultural degree programs may be eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The College of Agriculture offers three degree programs:  Bachelors of Science in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences and Hospitality Management.  

 

Concentrations with the three majors are:  Agriculture Business and Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Plant and Soil ScienceEnvironmental Science, International Agriculture Certificate + BS Degree, Family, Child and Community Service, Textile, Apparel and Merchandising Management (TAMM), Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Dietetics and Nutrition.    

Please visit the VSU Food and Agri-Science Scholarship  page to learn more about the scholarship.   

 

Reginald F. Lewis Scholarship

This award, which ranges from $500 to $5,000, is available to only returning students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during his or her course of study at Virginia State University. This is a highly competitive award, presented to a limited number of students each year, according to the availability of funds. Eligible students must submit a new application each academic year. Preference is given to students in the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business.

University Scholarship

This award, which ranges from $500 to $1,000, is available to only returning students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during his or her course of study at Virginia State University. This is a highly competitive award, presented to a limited number of students each year, according to the availability of funds. Eligible students must submit a new application each academic year.

University Departmental Scholarships

Administered by certain University departments. However, all students applying for and receiving financial aid can receive financial aid only in an amount representative of the difference between the scholarships and the derived need of the student.

Athletic Scholarship

The Athletic Department, in keeping with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and CIAA, awards grants to students who participate in one or more of the athletic programs. Interested persons should contact the Athletic Department at Virginia State University.

Army ROTC Scholarship Program

There are 16 types of scholarships provided by the Army through the ROTC Program. These scholarships provide financial assistance for the undergraduate education and training of highly qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to pursue careers as commissioned officers in the United States Army after graduation from college. For additional information about the program, call or write the Army ROTC Department, Virginia State University, (804) 524-8541.