Amount:

From $1,000 up to full tuition to be divided by two consecutive semesters

Availability:

Spring, Summer I, Summer II and Fall

Who can apply:

Undergraduate and graduate students (domestic and international). Prospective and current students – on-campus

Eligibility:

Must be enrolled or must apply for one of VIU’s on-campus, undergraduate or graduate program as a full-time student.

Must be living in areas where there is either a recent natural disaster or civil unrest.

Application Documents:

  • Scholarship application form
  • Personal statement of success of at least 500 words.
  • Evidence of recent natural disaster or civil unrest in the country/region of origin.

Amount:

$500 up to full tuition – to be divided by two consecutive semesters

Availability:

Spring, Summer, and Fall

Who can apply:

Undergraduate and graduate students (domestic and international). Prospective and current students – on-campus

Eligibility:

Must be Alumni or first-time applicant for any of VIU’s academic programs.

Must apply for one of VIU’s on-campus undergraduate or graduate program as a full-time student.

Application Documents:

  • Scholarship application form
  • Secondary or higher education transcript.
  • Personal statement of success of at least 500 words.
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty(academic) or supervisor(professional).
  • Evidence of English proficiency

Amount:

$1,000 – up to $3,000 to be divided by two consecutive semesters

Availability:

Spring, Summer I, and Fall

Who can apply:

Undergraduate and graduate students (domestic and international). Prospective and current students – on-campus.

Learning occurs not only inside the classroom but outside as well. This scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated superior talent and experiences outside the classroom. This should include, but is not limited to, experience in the fields of athletics, music, and art. Candidates’ professional experiences are also valued.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualification:

  • Must apply for one of VIU’s on-campus undergraduate or graduate program
  • Must enroll in at least two courses (Graduate program) or three courses (Undergraduate program) per semester
  • Must be able to show significant excellence and experience related to a demonstrated talent, achievement and/or career field.
  • Must be in good academic standing and meet a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement (on a 4.0 scale).

Application Documents:

Complete applications must include all of the following:

  1. Scholarship application form (applicant portal or student portal)
  2. Secondary or higher education transcript.
  3. Personal statement of at least 500 words detailing talent and achievements in essay format. The talent and experiences must be measurable achievements and not just recreational in nature.
  4. Official proof of awards, certificates of achievement, licenses, or link(s) to videos demonstrating applicant’s talent.

Amount:

$1,000 – automatically applied to the first semester

Availability:

All terms

Who can apply:

Undergraduate and graduate students (domestic and international inside the US)

The Transfer-In Scholarship is awarded to students who are transferring to Virginia International University for the first time from another college or university in the United States. This scholarship assists students who are looking for a fresh start at our university and to those who have committed to educational success throughout their lifetime. This scholarship is awarded to first time, transfer-in students only.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must have been attending undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university in the U.S. for at least one semester.
  • Must apply for one of VIU’s on-campus or online, undergraduate or graduate programs.
  • Must be accepted at VIU.

Application Process:

  • There is no separate application for this scholarship.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 to be divided by 2 consecutive semesters (on-campus) or by 4 consecutive terms (online);

Availability:

Spring/Fall

Who can apply:

Undergraduate students (domestic)

The purpose of the Need-Based scholarship is to provide tuition assistance to students who come from low income families. Virginia International University believes that all students deserve the opportunity to attain their educational goals, regardless of their financial constraints.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must apply for any of VIU’s on-campus or online, undergraduate program as a full-time student.
  • Must be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents, living in the US with 0 (zero) EFC.

To maintain the scholarship for the following semester:

  • Must be in good academic standing and meet a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA.

Application Process:

  • Apply to Admission at VIU (apply now)
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Schedule a meeting with VIU’s financial aid officer