Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Honors College

Prospective Students

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Incoming first-year student scholarships

The Honors College Scholarship Program recognizes incoming first-year honors students who demonstrate strong academic potential and project active involvement in the Honors community.

Unless otherwise noted, The Honors College 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 incoming first-year honors students who intend to work 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 VCU students to help them graduate with University Honors.

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.

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.