Frequently Asked Questions
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- John Marshall High School
- Richmond High School For the Arts
- Thomas Jefferson High School
Students must have a major in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Education, Healthcare or public service. If you are not sure if your major qualifies, please contact us.
To help promote interest within STEM or high-need career fields for students from select Richmond Public Schools, VCU received federal earmarked funds that must be specifically used for STEM, Education, Healthcare, or public service. The earmarked federal funds are not allowed to be used with majors outside of the prescribed parameters.
It depends. The combination of all financial aid awards should not exceed the student’s cost of attendance. Some financial aid programs have specific eligibility criteria such as need-based or tuition specific use only. In some instances, previously offered financial aid within the award package of a student may need to be adjusted to meet regulatory requirements. Contact your financial counselor within the Student Financial Management Center to discuss options.
A recipient would forfeit eligibility to participate within this program.
This scholarship program will only provide financial aid consideration up to eight semesters or 120 credit hours. If you decide to enroll in more than one major, you will likely exhaust your eligibility before your degree requirements are met. If you require more time to graduate, you are responsible for your educational expenses. Contact your financial counselor within the Student Financial Management Center to discuss options.
This program will only provide financial aid consideration up to eight semesters or 120 credit hours. If you require more time to graduate, you are responsible for your educational expenses. Students who change their major, drop a class or need to retake a class may likely exhaust eligibility before your degree requirements are met. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and financial counselor within the Student Financial Management Center to discuss options.
No. Congratulations for being able to graduate within a shorter time frame. It is possible an entering freshman could bring college credit earned while in high school, advanced placement scores or can receive college level examination program (CLEP) credit. However, VCU will not refund any unused scholarship portion to you.
If you think you will graduate significantly early, discuss a double major option with your academic advisor. If you can graduate with two undergraduate degrees within eight semesters or 120 credit hours of VCU enrollment, this could be an option for you.