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Ring Scholarship

Class Rings have long been a part of the University’s tradition. While these rings act as a way to celebrate our time at UVA and to bind ourselves with the rest of our class, we understand that purchasing one can present a significant financial barrier to many students. As such, the Third Year Council is proud to offer an application for a limited number of free rings for eligible students, as an opportunity to make Class Rings more accessible to members of the Class of 2026. While we do collect your name and information in order to contact you, your application will remain anonymous and your name and other identifying information will not be provided to the review panel. Don’t hesitate, please utilize this opportunity to take charge of your tradition.

Rings received through this process, like all other class rings, will be distributed as a part of the Third Year Ceremony this fall (date TBD). Regardless of whether you receive a ring, the ceremony is open to all members of the Class of 2026 to celebrate the halfway point of your UVA experience. We hope to see you there!

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to receive a ring through this scholarship, students must:

  • Be a member of the Class of 2026.
  • Be enrolled in one of the undergraduate schools.
  • On their honor, indicate financial need that would otherwise render them unable to purchase a ring.

Selections Timeline

  • Applications will become available by the end of July 2024 and will be due by mid-August.
  • A panel of Third Year Council representatives will review applications and determine recipients.
  • A member of the Third Year Council will contact you by move-in weekend in August regarding the status of your application and to provide further instructions.

Donation Information

If you would like to help fund a ring for a student, you can donate now!  The cost of the standard ring from Balfour is $575 for women’s sizing and $775 for men’s sizing.  To fully fund a ring, we suggest donation amounts of $630 or $840, to cover the ring cost, taxes, shipping and handling.  However, we will gladly accept other amounts, as we are appreciative of any contribution made.

For more information, please contact the Third Year Ceremony Co-Chairs, Wyatt Dayhoff (ega2vj@virginia.edu) and Anne Krehmeyer (udd2gc@virginia.edu).