Alumni Association Awards

The University of Virginia Alumni Association administers more than 250 different scholarships ranging from modest stipends to full tuition, room and board. Many of these scholarships are available through an application process independent of the University’s financial aid process. In 2018–19, these scholarships provided more than $1.7 million in support to more than 350 students across Grounds.

List of Scholarships and Awards

The following table outlines the details of the scholarships administered by the Alumni Association through the UVA Fund.  For questions or more information regarding UVA Alumni Association awards, please contact Molly Bass at alumni-scholarships@virginia.edu or call 434-243-9000.

Important tips and guidelines

  • Scholarship applications that are currently open are listed first in the table below.  They have a specific Due Date listed.  Scholarships with a season listed in the Due column are not currently open.
  • If you are not currently a full-time UVA student (such as an incoming first-year or transfer student), please contact Molly Bass to determine eligibility before applying.
  • You must be enrolled full-time at UVA during the semester(s) in which the scholarship is paid. Money will not be retroactively applied to previous semesters.
  • Unless a geographic region is indicated, all scholarships are open to international students.
  • Citizenship, as a criterion, refers to the activity and not to a student’s residency.
  • All scholarships will be divided over two semesters unless indicated. Anyone planning to graduate after one semester may only receive one semester of the award.
  • ALL applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the date they are due, and must be submitted through the online form. 
Scholarship Amount Due Links

The Richard H. Aulebach Scholarship

  • Incoming 1st year students
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • from the Westchester/Fairfield Alumni Chapter Region
  • Need
  • Good Character
  • Community Service
  • Love for UVA

$9,000 Summer

Details

Leslie Baltz Art Study Fund

  • Current 2nd or 3rd year students
  • Major in Art History or Studio Art
  • Summer/Semester/J term/ Year studying abroad in Italy

$1,500 Spring

Contact the art department.

Robert Adams Bradford Scholarship

  • Current 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Must be in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Intellectualism
  • Leadership/ Citizenship
  • New England (CT, NH, MA, ME, RI, VT) or Wisconsin

$10,000 Spring

Details

Sean N. Bryant Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 3rd year students
  • Academic Merit
  • Speaking for and representing voices traditionally not heard
  • Intellectual interests
  • Leadership in service

$2,500 Spring

Details

Christopher L. Kness Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 3rd year students
  • Enthusiasm
  • Joy of work well done
  • Friendship

$1,000 Spring

Details

Shawn Michael Bryant Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 3rd- or 4th-year Commerce student
  • Love for UVA
  • Community Service
$2,500 Fall

Details

Dr. Everett W. Butler OD Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 3rd and 4th year students
  • Majoring in the sciences
  • Resident of Virginia, Pennsylvania or North Carolina
$4,000 Fall

Details

Elizabeth Rose Coggins Scholarship

  • Current 2nd and 3rd year female engineering student
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Leadership
  • Sense of humor
  • Loyalty to friends
  • Service to others
$6,500 Fall

Details

T. Rodney Crowley, Jr. Scholarship

  • Current 3rd year students
  • Leadership
  • Sportsmanship
  • Integrity
  • Good-natured spirit

In-state tuition Spring

Details

Kenneth L. and Lorraine M. Harkavy Scholarship

  • Current 3rd year students in Pre-Med or Nursing
  • Merit
  • Science major
  • Achievement in the arts

$5,500 Spring

Details

Hess-Newman-Jargowsky-Stoker Scholarship - Class of 2001

  • Current 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Life touched by cancer

$1,000 Spring

Please contact Dean Aaron Laushway in the Office of the Dean of Students for Information

Glenn D. Kirwin Scholarship

  • Current 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Leadership, determination
  • Generosity and wisdom
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Capability for original and creative thought

$20,000 3/8/2019

Details

Ann O'Brien Leone Scholarship

Current UVA students who demonstrate:

  • Broad intellectual interests
  • Leadership
  • Scientific research
  • Undergraduate
  • Preference given to course of study that leads to a career in pharmacological research
$1,250 Fall

Details

Patrick Sean Murphy ’87 Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership, citizenship
  • Contribution to student life

$8,000 3/22/2019

Details

Kelly O’Hara Memorial Fund

  • Current 3rd year women
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Enthusiasm for God
  • Service to others

$20,000 2/22/2019

Details

Dana H. Rowe Scholarship

  • CLAS - current 2nd or 3rd year students
  • SARC - graduate, 1st year students
  • LAW - current 1st year students
  • Merit
  • Need
  • New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
  • Contributions to student life
  • Future active alumna/alumnus

$5,500 Spring

Details

Candice M. Ruff Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Psychology, Spanish and Religious Studies majors
  • Merit
  • Christian Leaders and service to others
  • Contributions to UVA
  • Spiritual, mental, physical self-development

$10,000 3/22/2019

Details

TASC (The Alumni-Student Cooperative)

  • Current 1st, 2nd or 3rd year students
  • Leadership
  • Merit
  • Need
  • Service to UVA and Charlottesville community
  • 20 awards will be given

$2,000 (x20) Spring

Details

Sky Alland Scholarship

  • Current 3rd year students
  • Enterprising Spirit
  • Leadership
  • Achievement
  • Humility
  • Devotion to the University

Full tuition and fees, plus stipend 1/31/2019

Details

Legacy Scholarship

  • Incoming 1st year students
  • Admitted to UVA
  • Legacy (father, mother, step-parent, or legal guardian earned a degree from UVA)

$5,000 Spring

Details

The Rev. Paul C. Deckenbach Memorial Award

Current 2nd or 3rd year student meeting any of the following criteria:

  • Major or minor in Philosophy
  • Major or minor in Religious Studies
  • Member of the Episcopal Church
  • Merit
  • Need
  • Demonstrated concern for improving the lives of the disadvantaged

$2,500 Spring

Details

Washington Literary Society and Debating Union Scholarship

  • Any 1st, 2nd or 3rd year student
  • Persuasive essay

$500, $300 & $200 Spring

Details

Melissa Holland Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 1st, 2nd or 3rd year students
  • Fairfield County or Westchester County
  • Merit
  • Need
  • Community Service

$5,000 (x2) Spring

Details

Sherri King Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 2nd or 3rd year female student
  • Demonstrated excellence in mathematics, economics, or finance

In-state tuition and fees 2/25/2019

Details

Sydney Elizabeth Owens Memorial Award

Current 1st, 2nd or 3rd year student who has designed with faculty approval or input a transformative experience. The recipient will define a creative but workable experience that spans a summer or a semester.
$6,000 2/15/2019

Details

The UVA Club of Washington, DC Scholarship Fund

  • Incoming 1st year students from the D.C. Metropolitan area
  • Scholarship
  • Citizenship

$1,500 Summer

Details

Sigma Pi Scholarship

Current 1st, 2nd or 3rd year student who exhibits the most active and productive efforts toward improving the safety of all students from sexual assault and violence of any type on the Grounds at UVA


$2,500 Spring

Details

Quentin Alcorn Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 2nd or 3rd year students
  • Greek community member
  • Positively impacts UVA and Charlottesville
  • Exemplifies dedication, selfless service, love of learning, and capacity for fun and humor

$3,500 Spring

Details

Peter J. Sposato Scholarship

  • Current 1st, 2nd or 3rd year students
  • Merit
  • Integrity
  • Love for UVA

$2,000 Spring

Details

Warwick High School Class of 1952 Scholarship

  • Incoming 1st year students
  • Graduate of Warwick High School
  • Merit
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Financial need

$1,250 Summer

Details

D. Shannon Hollen Scholarship

  • Incoming 1st year students
  • From Rockingham County Alumni Chapter region
  • Graduate of a public high school in the region
  • Academic merit
  • Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Preference given for financial need

$7,500 Summer

Details

The William W. W. Knight and Beverley Randolph Knight Scholarship

Three awards of $2,500 each will be given.

  • Current 2nd or 3rd year students
  • Outstanding Sense of Humor
  • Scholastic Merit
  • Financial Need

$2,500 1/25/2019

Details

Jerry V. Glover Memorial Scholarship

  • Incoming 1st year students
  • From Lynchburg, VA Alumni Club region
  • Merit
  • Need
  • Leadership
  • Citizenship

$10,000 Summer

Details

H. Kruger Kaprielian Scholarship

  • Any incoming or current UVA students regardless of school
  • Armenian descent
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Incoming or current UVA student
  • Financial need

Varies Summer

Details

Rush Family Scholarship

  • Current 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-year
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Involvement in the University community
  • Virginia resident
  • Currently or previously employed
$7,500 3/29/2019

Details

Peter Casey Gillcrist Memorial Scholarship

  • Current 3rd year student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Servant leadership
  • Good character
  • Integrity
  • Community service
  • Fierce loyalty to friends

$5,000 2/1/2019

Details