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Press Release (December 3, 2018)

Virginia International University unveils its new Academic Pursuit Scholarship and Online Scholarship for 2019! 

As a private, non-profit 501 (C) (3) institution, Virginia International University (VIU) in Fairfax, Virginia remains committed to making access to higher education affordable.  With the rising costs of education and student loan debt in the news, our local university has stayed focused on keeping our tuition costs down while maintaining a quality academic experience and offering numerous support services for students and graduates.  VIU has been a well-kept secret in the local market for 20 years due to its student population mainly coming from other countries in past years.  Now students in the Greater Washington, D.C. metro area that are attracted to cultural diversity, affordability, and convenience have found us.  VIU adopts the philosophy that all are welcome in pursuit of their educational goals for a successful future.  As a hub of cultural exchange and professional development, VIU is now playing a significant role in educating individuals who may be new to American culture and striving to become valuable assets in the U.S. workforce.

Due to VIU’s student population skewing heavy towards the Graduate Degree programs offered on-campus and online, the university Executive Team saw the need to develop two new scholarships that can help make pursuing graduate level studies financially feasible.  Many applicants to VIU have earned degrees abroad and need to earn their academic credentials in the U.S. education system.  This is where VIU can assist those who were credentialed overseas to continue their studies to that next level.  VIU has always been known for its vibrant scholarship program that is made possible by the generosity of our donors.   We are proud to continue the tradition of our Scholarship Program by adding these two new options that are geared to Graduate studies and maintain our commitment to affordability. Both new scholarships kick off in our Spring 2019 Semester that begins January 7th.

First scholarship to announce is our new Academic Pursuit Scholarship.  This Scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to promising current students from the US to help them with a goal of completing a graduate degree program.

Eligibility

Current students have to meet following requirements to be eligible for the Scholarship:

  • Be enrolled in at least two graduate level classes throughout a semester.
  • Maintain 3.0 or higher Cumulative GPA. The GPA can be rounded one decimal place for eligibility requirements.
  • Hold one of the following statuses: US Citizenship, Permanent Residency (Green Card), Refugee, Asylum, or Jay Treaty status, H, A, O1, and K visas.

Scholarship Amount

30% Scholarship will be applied towards tuition in Spring 2019 upon enrollment.

Availability

Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

The Online Scholarship is our second new addition.  This Scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to Online Students who pursue Graduate Programs at VIU.

Eligibility

New and current Online Students have to meet following requirements to be eligible for the Scholarship:

  • Be enrolled in an online graduate level program throughout a semester.
  • Maintain 2.5 or higher Cumulative GPA. The GPA can be rounded one decimal place for eligibility requirements.

Scholarship Amount

30% scholarship will be applied towards tuition starting Spring 2019 upon enrollment.

Availability

Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

For a full listing of scholarships offered by Virginia International University, please go to www.viu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/

About Virginia International University:
Virginia International University is a private, non-profit university with a mission to educate students from all over the world through a highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff. VIU strives to provide academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity urgently needed in the global community and with the commitment to providing students with the knowledge to achieve excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. For more information about VIU, visit: www.viu.edu