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Virginia Wesleyan Programs

Batten Honors College
Students admitted into the Batten Honors College will be awarded either a full-tuition Batten Fellowship. Twenty scholarships of each amount will be awarded every year. Learn More

Shumadine Scholars
Students admitted into the Batten Honors College will be a two-thirds tuition Shumadine Scholarship. Twenty scholarships of each amount will be awarded every year. In addition to being awarded the scholarships, Shumadine Scholars may be eligible for need-based financial aid to assist in covering  any remaining tuition and room and board costs. . Learn More

Virginia Wesleyan University Scholarship Funding for Freshmen and Transfers (Merit Based)
We are pleased to offer Academic Scholarships to all entering freshmen and transfer students. Once we have your application and all credentials (Freshmen: High School Transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. Transfer students: Official Transcripts from your previous institutions), our Admission Counselors will evaluate and a scholarship offer will be sent 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 you graduation requirements are met, but will not exceed eight semesters, as long as you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Virginia Wesleyan University Dollars for United Methodist Scholars
Virginia Wesleyan University 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 partners the Church and University 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.

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 the 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 performance at Virginia Wesleyan during the first year of study, the award will be renewed for a second year. Learn More

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.

Need-based Grants
Requires completion of FAFSA. Student must show demonstrated need and be enrolled full time. Amount varies.

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students all over the country. Each year, they distribute over $2 million annually to more than 1,000 students attending over 100 United Methodist-related institutions of higher learning. For more information, visit https://www.umhef.org.