Scholarships for Current Students

Merit Scholarship Renewals

Richmond Scholars, Presidential Scholars and various other merit scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students and are awarded for a maximum of four years (eight semesters) of full-time undergraduate study during the regular academic year. These scholarships are renewable annually as long as the recipient meets the requirements stated in the initial award notification.

Endowed Scholarships for Returning Students

A limited number of endowed scholarships are available for currently enrolled students who have declared a major. Through the generosity of donors, the following academic departments have such scholarships available. For more information, click on the following links.

External Scholarships

At Richmond, external scholarships, such as those from your high school, civic organization, or other organizations, are applied for by the student and, if received, must be reported and sent to the Office of Financial Aid.

For students receiving need-based aid, these scholarships will be applied first to the self-help (need-based loans and work study) portion of the financial aid award package ($5,000 for Freshmen, $6,000 for Sophomores, and $7,000 for Juniors/Seniors). Because we meet 100% of need, any scholarships over the self-help amount will reduce need-based grants in order to keep the total financial aid amount from exceeding demonstrated need.

If the student does not have a need-based aid award, you can typically bring in scholarships that total up to the Cost of Attendance (minus any awards or loans that you have received).