L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Scholarships Deadline Extended to Feb. 7

The Wilder School is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Aid is provided to current undergraduate and graduate students through the generosity of alumni and individuals. The deadline is Wednesday,  Feb. 7.

Application Instructions

Both the undergraduate and graduate scholarship application allows students to complete just one application for up to three scholarships. To apply for multiple scholarships, simply rank the applicable scholarships in order of preference and provide a 500-word essay for each scholarship you would like to be considered for. While requirements and considerations vary, students must be enrolled in at least six credits in the Wilder School for the Fall 2018 semester, unless otherwise noted, in order to be eligible.

Please be aware that all applications must be submitted in a single package no later than Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, by 4:00 p.m., with the following information:

  • Completed Application
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Resume/CV
  • One 500-word essay per scholarship.
  • At least one reference letter from VCU teaching faculty (student name must be in subject line for email submissions).

Please check to ensure that all requested materials have been provided. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration. Submit completed application package to:

Scholarship Box

Scherer Hall, Room 501

923 West Franklin Street

P.O. Box 842028

Richmond, Virginia 23284

For questions, please contact Ms. Ashley Harrison at WSSCHOLARSHIP@vcu.edu or at (804) 827-2791.