2021 Spring Semester ScholarshipsThe Scholarship Program of Washington University of Virginia (WUV)
The scholarship program of WUV exemplifies WUV’s commitment to providing a high quality, affordable education. The program is an integral part of the institution’s effort to develop and maintain the instructional programs necessary to serve the needs of WUV’s academic community. All scholarships will be awarded not only on the basis of academic merit but also on the promise of future achievement, leadership and/or financial need. The program shall be administered to ensure fairness and accountability. Scholarship coordination is to be facilitated in a manner which provides the most effective and equitable distribution of available funds to students. Lists of Scholarship
Scholarships are classified into two major classifications: Competitive Scholarships and Community Scholarships. Within these classifications, the following scholarships are currently offered: Competitive Scholarships:
- Academic Achievement Scholarship – awarded each semester based on approved budget and strength of applicant pool.
- Needs-based Scholarships – eligible to students demonstrating model citizenship and a desperate financial hardship. The student must submit an application with a reference from the Dean of Student Life.
- Designated Scholarships – are scholarship funds given to the University by a donor who expresses wishes or placed “designation” on how the funds are to be used. Award eligibility will differ dependent on donor designations. WUV awards all designated scholarships in adherence to specific donor designations and/or intent of the donor’s gift.
- J&J Scholarship – annually awarded. The student must submit an application with reference from school director and senior pastor, transcript and chapel attendance. (Note: Any funds, whose recipient is specified by donor, shall be qualified not as scholarship but as a third-party payment to an individual’s student account)
- Special Scholarships for M.Div. and BSF students – eligible to students who received Pastoral recommendation from the senior pastor of the church where the students is involved in ministry. – M.Div. students must successfully complete the mentored ministry class every semester.
– BSF student: This scholarship will be applied to the only students who started BSF degree in 2019 Fall semester.
- Legacy Scholarship – eligible to students with two or more “immediate” family members registered as full-time students. Application, transcripts, a legal family record that proves immediate family relationship required.
- Pastoral Scholarship – eligible to ordained pastors for study. The pastoral scholarship is not applicable for Doctorate course students.
- Pastoral Family Scholarship – eligible to immediate unmarried family members of 30 years or younger or the spouse of an active ordained pastor
- Missionary Scholarship – eligible to active missionaries or those who have spent more than 7 years in mission fields.
- Students transferred from WUV Maryland Campus – eligible to students who transferred from Maryland campus due to the closure of the campus. The students must submit the application for this scholarship. The scholarship can cover the length of the degree that the students pursued when they enrolled in the Maryland campus.
SFAC is responsible for general scholarship program oversight. The SFAC committee is involved in choosing the individual recipients of diverse scholarships based upon eligibility requirements, recommendations made by the Academic Department, designations made by donors and/or needs based recommendations. All awards are subject to final approval and inclusion in standard budgetary procedures. Please refer to the WUV Scholarship Flowcharts for a brief overview of administrative responsibilities and procedures. Scholarship Identifications
In addition to program specific eligibility requirements, the following eligibility standards apply:
- Only completed applications within the deadlines will be considered for scholarship. Late applications will not be considered.
- There are no retroactive benefits for application eligibility or awards.
- Applicants must be registered with a full course of study.
- Applicants must not have been on any probation within 1year of applying for award.
- Applicants to more than one scholarship during the course of one semester of study are only eligible to receive one University sponsored scholarship at a time regardless of eligibility. Faculty and staff are encouraged to help guide students in selection of the one most beneficial scholarship.