Scholarship Renewal, Responsibilities, and Terms and Conditions

Richmond Scholars

The Richmond Scholars Program award is renewable for a total of eight consecutive fall and spring semesters toward a University of Richmond baccalaureate degree provided the scholar maintains full-time enrollment and a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average. Some endowed scholarships which support the Richmond Scholars program also require the pursuit of a particular major or minor; Richmond Scholars who were selected through an artistic audition or portfolio review process are expected to minor or major in the arts and contribute to the arts community at the University.

In addition, Richmond Scholars must continue to display the traits of character, good citizenship, leadership, and scholarship which were demonstrated prior to matriculation. Richmond Scholars must comply with the Standards of Student Conduct set forth in the University of Richmond Student Handbook.

Richmond Scholars are expected to attend programming and events planned by the Office of Scholars and Fellowships, including the First Year Scholar Retreat, usually in September. Scholars are expected to be active participants in their Richmond Scholar community and to contribute in a meaningful way in the recruitment of future Scholars during activities throughout the year and especially during the scholars visit in the spring. Participation is expected in at least one of the following: serving as a host to a Scholar candidate, leading student panels and discussions, and informally interacting with prospective Scholars.

Additional Information

  • Course Load: This award is equivalent to standard full-time tuition (3.5 to 6 units per semester). In the event a Richmond Scholar requires or desires to take more than the maximum number of units in a semester, the student must request and receive approval from his/her Richmond Scholar advisor prior to the registration period for that semester. The scholarship will not absorb the resulting tuition increase.
  • Room and Board: Room and board charges will be covered by this award while the student lives on campus in University of Richmond housing. No allowance for room and board will be provided if the student chooses to live off campus. Students who elect to live off campus may be eligible for need-based aid or loans to assist with living expenses. For students living on campus, the amount of the Spider Unlimited meal plan will be provided by the Richmond Scholar award regardless of the actual meal plan selected by the student.
  • Study Abroad: The award may be used at an approved University of Richmond Study Abroad program for no more than two of the eight semesters of eligibility. Tuition for such programs is the same as tuition at the University of Richmond. The standard room and board cost for the study abroad program will be covered. Scholars who select room and board options that exceed the standard program will be responsible for the difference in cost. The scholarship cannot be used for a non-Richmond Study Abroad program.
  • Taxation: If the amount of any grant, scholarship, or assistance (i.e., any gift aid) included in an award exceeds the total cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for coursework, the excess amount must be included in the student’s gross income as reported to the Internal Revenue Service and may be subject to taxation.

Please refer to the fact sheet provided to you in your offer letter for additional details.

Presidential Scholarships

The Presidential scholarship is awardable for a total of eight consecutive fall and spring semesters toward a University of Richmond baccalaureate degree provided the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

In addition, Presidential Scholars must display the traits of character, good citizenship, leadership, and scholarship.

Please refer to the fact sheet provided to you in your offer letter for additional details.

Oliver Hill Scholarships

The Oliver Hill scholarship is awardable for a total of eight consecutive fall and spring semesters toward a University of Richmond baccalaureate degree provided the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

In addition, Oliver Hill recipients must be involved in civic engagement, attend required meetings, participate in community service projects twice per year and continue to display the traits of character, good citizenship, leadership, and scholarship.

Please refer to the fact sheet provided to you in your offer letter for additional details.