L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs




Offering awards to full-time students

We offer Wilder School scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students.

‌‌The Wilder School offers multiple scholarships each year to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Each application requires:

  • A completed application
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Your resume/CV
  • One 500-word essay per scholarship describing why you deserve that specific scholarship
  • One reference letter from VCU teaching faculty emailed to wsscholarship@vcu.edu (the student’s name must be in the subject line)
  • Additional Requirements may vary per scholarship

A complete list of scholarship guidelines and submission instructions are included on the applications. All applicants must have at least one semester completed of coursework as a VCU Wilder School student.

Please note: Scholarship recipients are awarded funds in the fall semester following the application and selection process.  Funds are deposited to the recipient's VCU Student Accounting account.
All application materials are to be completed and uploaded online.  
Additional VCU and third-party scholarships


Graduate & Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Undergraduate Application
Graduate Application