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Continuing student scholarships

If you are an incoming first-year student, who will be new to The Honors College in the fall of 2014, please review the scholarship application for incoming students.

The Honors College Scholarship Program recognizes continuing honors students who demonstrate academic achievement and active involvement in the honors community.

Awarded through the Honors Council, these scholarships are granted to continuing honors students who maintain good standing with The Honors College as evidenced by a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, a record of at least one honors course per academic year and attendance at three Berglund Seminar events each semester.

Unless otherwise noted, honors scholarships are non-renewable, although students may compete for them each year.

The National Scholarship Office in The Honors College also provides students with guidance and support when competing for national scholarships.

How to apply »

You will be directed to the instructions for applying, after which you can submit your application online.

Jay and Sondra Weinberg Honors Scholarship*

The Jay and Sondra Weinberg Honors Scholarship for $3,000 is awarded to honors students in good standing, progressing satisfactorily toward graduating with University Honors and not otherwise supported by major scholarship aid. For in-state students, this other aid may include any scholarships beyond the Dean's scholarship.

Hengstenberg Honors Scholarships*

From a bequest by Rosina Hengstenberg, the Honors College offers partially need-based scholarships of $2,000 to continuing VCU students to help them graduate with University Honors.

VCU Monroe Park Campus Alumni Association Honors Scholarship

The VCU Monroe Park Campus Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded annually to an honors student majoring in a subject that leads to graduation from the Monroe Park Campus. The recipient may be asked to attend and be honored at a meeting of the association.

Philip Morris USA Honors Scholarships

Philip Morris USA has established endowments to award two scholarships of $1,500 each to students majoring in chemistry and physics, respectively.

Eugene P. and Lois E. Trani Honors Scholarship

The Eugene P. and Lois E. Trani Scholarship was created in honor of the fourth president of VCU and is awarded to a student in the Life Sciences program.

Marcus and Carole Weinstein Honors Scholarship*

The Marcus and Carole Weinstein Scholarship for $2,000 is awarded to honors students of exceptional promise in any area of study.

Thomas O. Hall Honors Scholarship

The College of Humanities and Sciences established a scholarship in honor of the first director of the Honors Program, Dr. Thomas O. Hall. The award is available to an Honors College student majoring in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Business Honors scholarships*

The Invensys Corporation and the Lingerfelt Family Foundation have each established scholarships for honors students majoring in business. A scholarship has also been established by George and Anita Rimler with preference given to first-generation American citizens. The KPMG Honors Accounting Scholarship also offers a scholarship for a student majoring in accounting. These scholarships are available only to students majoring in the School of Business; those majoring in economics through the College of Humanities and Sciences are not eligible.

* These scholarships are also available to students who will be entering the Honors College.