VWU Grants and Scholarships

Traditional Day Program Student Scholarships

Batten Honors College Scholarships
Twenty selected students are awarded full-tuition scholarships per year.  In addition, another 20 students are selected to receive a nearly three-quarters tuition scholarship. Scholars may be eligible for need-based financial aid to assist in covering any remaining tuition and room and board costs. Learn More

Scholarship Funding for First-Year Students and Transfers (Merit Based)
Virginia Wesleyan offers academic scholarships to all admitted first-year and transfer students. Once you’ve submitted your application and all credentials (First-Year Students: High School Transcripts; Transfers: Official Transcripts from previous institutions), our Enrollment Counselors will evaluate your submission and send a scholarship offer with your VWU acceptance letter. For first-year students, scholarships are renewable for a total of eight semesters. Transfer scholarships are renewable until graduation requirements are met, but will not exceed eight semesters. All scholarships are subject to the student meeting the requirements for satisfactory academic progress.

$1,000 Visit Grant
Receive a $1,000 Visit Grant when you organize a virtual or in-person visit with the Enrollment Office.
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$1,000 FAFSA Grant
Receive a $1,000 FAFSA Grant when you list Virginia Wesleyan University on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form can be found online at studentaid.gov/. VWU School Code: 003767

Hampton Roads College Success Scholarship
Virginia Wesleyan University and Tidewater Community College have been good neighbors serving Coastal Virginia for many years. In recognition of this relationship, Virginia Wesleyan has established a scholarship program intended to celebrate academic success and shared hometown values. Hampton Roads College Success Scholarship recipients will receive a scholarship valued at $10,000 per academic year. Upon satisfactory academic progress at Virginia Wesleyan during the first year of study, the award will be renewed for a second year. Learn More

Need-Based Grants
Need-based grants require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students with demonstrated need and enrolled full time are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Virginia Wesleyan Coastal Advantage Scholarship
The Coastal Advantage Scholarship is offered to accepted commuter students from families with household incomes under $60,000. Coastal Advantage covers all but $2,500 of VWU tuition for eligible first-year students. To cover the remaining $2,500, students can participate in VWU's Work and Learn Program or explore various financial aid options, which may also cover university fees. Coastal Advantage students can maintain their eligibility until graduation, provided they maintain good academic standing and meet the program's financial and commuting criteria.

Virginia Wesleyan University Global Scholarship
International students who enroll in the traditional day program at Virginia Wesleyan University to complete a bachelor's degree will receive a merit based scholarship valued at a minimum of $21,000 per year.

Dollars for United Methodist Scholars
Virginia Wesleyan will match a local United Methodist Church's Scholarship of $1,000 offered to a member of your congregation enrolling as a first-time, full-time student for the upcoming academic year. The Wesleyan Dollars for the United Scholars encourages United Methodist students to seek a quality education at Virginia Wesleyan by reducing tuition by $2,000. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information at 757.455.3345.

Minister's Sons and Daughters Grant
Awarded to dependents of ministers who are members of the Virginia United Methodist Conference. Grant and other VWU funding will cover up to one-half tuition.

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students across the country. Each year, the foundation distributes over $2 million to more than 1,000 students attending over 100 United Methodist-related institutions of higher learning. Learn More

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts. Learn More