Annual scholarships are provided on a yearly basis based on academic performance as well as financial need through support given to The Excellence Fund.
Brandon Nichols '12 was attracted to Virginia Wesleyan for many reasons. His grandfather, Ralph E. Nichols, and father, Ralph E. Nichols Jr. '81, both had connections to the College, making Brandon the third generation of Nichols men to join the VWU family.
Brandon values the personal relationships he has made with faculty members such as Dr. Terry Lindvall and Dr. Craig Wansink. Above all, it was the scholarship opportunities that solidified his decision to attend Virginia Wesleyan.
"My dream is to attend divinity school in the fall and I have already been accepted to Duke Divinity School, Yale Divinity School, and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Just like the small classes and family atmosphere at Wesleyan, I hope to work in a small congregation and give back to my community."
"My double major in history and education along with my involvement in Honor Societies and student work positions keeps me busy at VWC. While I'm a long way from my home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I am nurtured by the family atmosphere at Wesleyan.
I was attracted to Virginia Wesleyan during my junior year of highschool after receiving a mailing touting the College's scholarship opportunities. After visiting campus with my mother and instantly feeling at home, receiving scholarship assistance solidified my decision to attend VWC!
It is funding from Annual Scholarships that enables students like me to turn my academic dreams into reality. When I graduate, I know I will have gained the skills to be a successful social studies teacher who can inspire young leaders just as I have been inspired here at Virginia Wesleyan College."