VWU Grants and Scholarships

Batten Honors College - Batten Fellowship
The Batten Fellowship is a full-tuition scholarship that is awarded to 20 students per year who complete the application process to the Batten Honors College. Learn More


Batten Honors College - Shumadine Scholars
The Shumadine Scholarship is a two-thirds tuition scholarship that is awarded to 20 students per year who complete the application process to the Batten Honors College. In addition to being awarded the scholarship, Shumadine Scholars may be eligible for need-based financial aid to assist in covering any remaining tuition and room and board costs. Learn More


Scholarship Funding for Freshmen and Transfers (Merit Based)
Virginia Wesleyan offers academic scholarships to all entering freshmen and transfer students. Once you’ve submitted your application and all credentials (Freshmen: High School Transcripts and ACT/SAT scores; Transfers: Official Transcripts from previous institutions), our enrollment counselors will evaluate and send a scholarship offer with your VWU acceptance letter. For freshmen, scholarships are renewable for a total of eight semesters, as long as you are making satisfactory academic progress. Transfer scholarships are renewable until graduation requirements are met, but will not exceed eight semesters, and are also subject to satisfactory academic progress.


$1,000 Visit Grant
Receive Virginia Wesleyan’s $1,000 Visit Grant when you take an organized tour with the Office of Enrollment prior to admission. Schedule a Visit
*for those applying Spring 2020 semester or later


$1,000 FAFSA Grant
Receive Virginia Wesleyan’s $1,000 FAFSA Grant when you list Virginia Wesleyan University on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form can be found online at fafsa.ed.gov.
VWU School Code: 003767
*for those applying Spring 2020 semester or later


Virginia Beach College Success Scholarship
Virginia Wesleyan University and Tidewater Community College have been good neighbors serving Coastal Virginia and Virginia Beach for many years. In recognition of this relationship, Virginia Wesleyan has established a scholarship program intended to celebrate academic success and shared hometown values.  Virginia Beach College Success Scholarship recipients will receive a scholarship valued at $10,000 per academic year. Upon satisfactory academic progress at Virginia Wesleyan during the first year of study, the award will be renewed for a second year. Learn More


Need-Based Grants
Need-based grants require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Student must show demonstrated need and be enrolled full time. Amount varies. (Be sure to take advantage of VWU’s $1,000 FAFSA Grant listed above). Virginia Wesleyan University’s school code is 003767.


Dollars for United Methodist Scholars
Virginia Wesleyan will match a local United Methodist Church's Scholarship of $1,000 offered to a member of your congregation enrolling as a first-time, full-time student for the upcoming academic year. The Wesleyan Dollars for the United Scholars encourages United Methodist students to seek a quality education at Virginia Wesleyan by reducing tuition by $2,000. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information at 757.455.3345.


Minister's Sons and Daughters Grant
Awarded to dependents of ministers who are members of the Virginia United Methodist Conference. Grant and other VWU funding will cover up to one-half tuition.


United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students across the country. Each year, the foundation distributes over $2 million to more than 1,000 students attending over 100 United Methodist-related institutions of higher learning. Learn More