Information and application forms for financial aid may be secured from the VCU Office of Financial Aid, 901 W. Franklin St., Room 107, Richmond, VA 23284-3026, (804) 828-6669.
The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs also offers a limited amount of financial assistance. Individuals interested in such assistance are urged to apply by March 30. Financial assistance available through the school includes:
Graduate teaching assistant positions – Duties involve helping with the instruction of courses. The level of support varies according to the work level, financial need and scholarship.
Research assistant positions – The stipend and number of positions depend upon the level of sponsored research carried out by the school each year.
Tuition fellowships – There are a limited number of tuition fellowships for full-time students within the three master’s degree programs.
T. Edward Temple Memorial Scholarship Award – This award of approximately $500 per year is given to an outstanding graduate student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program each year.
The Senator Edward E. Willey Scholarship, the Virginia City Management Association/University Dr. T. Edward Temple Scholarship and the Leigh E. Grosenick Scholarship – These scholarships are available to outstanding students in the Master of Public Administration program. Preference for these three scholarships is given to those who plan public careers in Virginia.
Internships – Paid, on-the-job internships are widely available in the Richmond area and elsewhere and are encouraged. VCU graduates also have been successful in obtaining presidential management internships in the federal government, state-government professional positions and local government positions.