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This page includes information on aid available from sources outside the university. As you develop a plan to graduate from Southern Virginia with as little debt as possible, sources of external aid — especially government grants — are crucial.

Scholarships and scholarship search engines are listed here as a service and help to students. Southern Virginia is not responsible for information on any external websites or commitments made by other organizations. Please contact the Financial Services office if you have any questions.

Pell Grant · $626 -$6095

Need-based grant awarded by the federal government.

As with all federal aid, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to qualify for a federal grant or loan.


$626-$6095 determined by U.S. Department of Education; amount varies depending on the student’s enrollment status*

*Pell Grant funds will be credited to your account and will be used to pay any debts owed to the university first. Any remaining credit balance will be disbursed to the student.


Automatically considered with your FAFSA and Southern Virginia Financial Aid Application


FAFSA should be filed by May 15 each year


Dependent upon FAFSA results each year

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant · $3,270

The VTAG is funded by the Virginia state government and awarded to students who are residents of Virginia.


Amount depends on funding allocated by the General Assembly. The estimated award for 2018-2019 is $3,270.

Note: VTAG is estimated and subject to change during the academic year by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) based on annual budget levels and any shortages that arise at the state level. Any shortage will be passed through to the student.*

  • Attend Southern Virginia full-time
  • You must be a legal resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for at least one year.
  • Complete the VTAG Application
  • Print and manually sign the application
  • Mail, email, or manually submit your completed application to Student Financial Services

Note: FAFSA not required

  • July 31 for Fall Semester
  • Students should continue to apply between July 31 and December 1, but funding is not guaranteed by SCHEV

Renewed automatically for up to eight semesters

*Virginia Tuition Assistance Grants will be applied to tuition charges before any Southern Virginia institutional aid is applied.

External Scholarships
Apartment List Scholarship · $2,500

The Apartment List Scholarship will award a scholarship of $2,500 to any legal U.S. resident in high school or college at least eighteen (18) years old who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 


March 1,September 1,December 1,June 1

Buildium Build U. Scholarship · $2,500

Buildium gives away one $2,500 prize each semester to the product design, interaction design, engineering, or computer science student who best explains how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company.

Deadline: March 15

Can begin submitting essays on Oct 1

Caregiving Scholarship · $1,500 is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.

Deadline June 30

Green Home Improvement Scholarship · $1,000

HomeAdvisor is challenging students to break new ground in green home improvement by offering a scholarship every year to one student. High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000 to 2,000 word essay.

Deadline: December 15

Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation Scholarship · Minimum of $1,000

The Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation Scholarship is intended to help defray the costs of obtaining a college education for deserving students. Scholars are selected based on academic ability and goals, community involvement, work experience, financial need, recommendations, and a student essay.

Deadline: March 15

ROTC Scholarship · Amount Varies

Available to Southern Virginia students through a partnership with the Virginia Military Institute. It covers 100 percent of tuition and fees at Southern Virginia, $1000 annually for books, and $300 to $500 stipend per school month for living expenses. Contact Mr. Thomas Atkinson at 540-464-7680 for application.

Healthcare Leadership Scholarship

As our way of giving back to future leaders in healthcare, is pleased to announce our bi annual Healthcare Leadership Scholarship. This is awarded the most deserving students who are pursuing their degree in healthcare. Our merit-based scholarship is awarded every spring and fall to help students pay for the expenses of their online or campus based education. These scholarships will be awarded to any student that is currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or Doctorate level programs. Students who are currently enrolled in qualified healthcare related programs are encouraged to apply. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.


Deadlines: November 1, May 1

Vol & Tier Excellence in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Toronto-based digital marketing company, Vol & Tier provides one $4,000 annual scholarship to an undergraduate student enrolled in an academic institution (College or University) with both a high level of business acumen and a strong entrepreneurial mindset. Applicants cannot be in their final year of study and must be enrolled full-time.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:

Business Leaders Scholarship

As our way of giving back to future leaders in Business, our merit-based scholarship is awarded every spring and fall. Yes, two awards each year! Scholarships are due May 1 and October 1 of each year.  scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level business program.

Deadlines May 1 

October 1

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