Despite a ton of brochures dropped off every fall at virtually every high school in the
- Pay the money back
- Demonstrate financial need
- File any kind of financial statement
The exact amount of each academic year’s award is determined by both the amount appropriated by the Virginia General Assembly and the total number of eligible applicants. Until all the numbers are added up, the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) generally only provides an estimated amount for applicant planning purposes. This year’s undergraduate grant, however, totaled $3000 for the academic year. Over four years, this translates to about $12,000---free money, no strings attached! Note that graduate students in health professions programs also qualify for tuition assistance grants, which for the 2009-10 academic year amounted to $1300.
Application forms are available from the admissions or financial aid offices of eligible colleges and universities. In order to receive the maximum award, a student must submit a completed application by July 31st of the award year.
GW University (VA campus only)
Institute for Psychological Sciences
VA College of Osteopathic Med
For more information, contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) at 804.225.2600.