External Scholarship Listing

Where to Look for Scholarship Opportunities

We realize that Federal Student Aid may not always be sufficient to help cover your educational expenses (Please read An Important Message from the Director). Students attempting to earn scholarships and grants in order to assist them with their higher education expenses may find the following information helpful.

Most scholarships and grants come from the following sources:

  1. Private Organizations and Individual Donors:

    Students may locate scholarship and grant information from a variety of independent sources. The Financial Aid office has compiled some useful websites and search engines, which can help to facilitate the search process for external grants and scholarships. You may access these resources by visiting the Grant and Scholarship FAQ page.

    Please read the Frequently Asked Questions and answers on that page, especially our Disclosure Statement, and then scroll to the bottom of the page to find the following resources, among others:

  2. State Higher Education Agencies:

    All students are encouraged to conduct research with their respective state of permanent residence in order to see if state assistance for study is available while attending school here in Virginia. Interested students may find more information by visiting State Higher Education Agencies.

  3. Academic Majors:

    We encourage all students to check with their respective major department for possible grant or scholarship assistance.

  4. University Scholarships:

    In general, students who have demonstrated financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, in academic good standing, enrolled full-time, and degree seeking are subject to consideration for university scholarships. Typically, the scholarship committee in the Financial Aid Office will select eligible students, based on the criteria as established by the donors or the university. In some instances, scholarship recipients could be required to write a "thank you" letter to the donor of the scholarship.

    The amount of the scholarship could vary from year-to-year, depending on the actual yearly interest accrual earnings, in accordance with the guidelines established by the university. Therefore, the Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee the same level of funding each year.

  5. HU Merit:

    Continuing undergraduate students may be eligible for this scholarship providing they meet the following requirements:

    • Must have been enrolled full-time for both Fall and Spring semesters preceding the award
    • Must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 by the end of the spring semester
    • Must complete the FAFSA, the results must be received electronically by the Financial Aid office no later than February 15th.