L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Wilder School 2017-18 Academic Scholarships Now Available

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is pleased to announce scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. These opportunities are provided to current undergraduate and graduate students through the generosity of alumni and individuals.

Applications for undergraduate and graduate scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year are now available. The current process allows students to complete just one application package for multiple scholarships. To apply for multiple scholarships, simply check the boxes that apply. While requirements and considerations for each scholarship may vary, students must be enrolled full-time in the Wilder School for the Fall 2017 semester following the application deadline in order to be eligible. Please note that all applications must be submitted in a single package no later than Friday, February 10, 2017, by 12:00p.m., with the following information:

  • A completed application
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Your resume/CV
  • One reference letter from VCU teaching faculty (for emailed submissions, the student’s name must be in the subject line)
  • One 500-word essay per scholarship describing why you deserve that specific scholarship
  • Additional Requirements may vary per scholarship
  • Please check to ensure that all requested materials have been provided. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration. 

A complete list of scholarships, guidelines and submission instructions are included in the applications:

2017 Undergraduate Application

2017 Graduate Application

Submit completed application packet to: 

Email: WSSCHOLARSHIP@vcu.edu 

In Person: Dean's Office, Room 501 

923 West Franklin Street

P.O. Box 842028 

Richmond, Virginia 23284-2028