Welcome to the VCU National Scholarship Office

The National Scholarship Office offers a range of services to VCU students and alumni who are interested in applying for competitive national and international scholarships and fellowships. Our services include:

Information sessions

We hold information sessions throughout the year to inform the VCU community of scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

Initial consultations

We meet with individuals who are trying to determine for which scholarships or fellowships they should apply.

Recommender advice and coordination

We consult with candidates about the choice of recommenders and coordinate the submission of letters of recommendation.

Writing workshops and peer groups

We offer writing workshops to help applicants start the writing process and organize groups of applicants to share feedback with their peers.

Writing consultations

We work closely with applicants to help them craft the strongest possible scholarship essays and personal statements.

Campus endorsements and nominations

We coordinate the processes by which VCU students and alumni are endorsed or nominated for those awards which require them.

Final submission of application materials

We assist applicants in gathering letters of support and transcripts and with the final submission of their online and/or hard copy application materials.

Mock interviews

We organize practice interviews to help prepare applicants for actual interviews required for some awards.

Faculty assistance

We assist faculty who are supporting their students or former students in national scholarship competitions.