Richmond Scholars Program

Richmond Scholars Program

Award Amount: Approximately $181,000 over four years

Number of Awards: 25

Deadline: December 1

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The University of Richmond is pleased to announce the Richmond Scholars Program. In order to apply, all first-year admission applicants (incoming students) regular decision, early actions, and early decision, whose applications are on file by December 1, are considered automatically. The University’s goal each year is to enroll a well-rounded and dynamic first-year class, academically accomplished and diverse in every dimension.

Host Institution:

The University of Richmond (UR or U of R) is a private, nonsectarian, liberal arts college located in the city of Richmond, Virginia, with small portions of the campus extending into surrounding Henrico County. The UR was established in1830. The motto of the UR is – Verbum Vitae et Lumen Scientiae (Latin), Motto in English is – Word of life and the light of knowledge.


Scholar Qualities- Regardless of designation, all Richmond Scholars demonstrate one or more of the following qualities:

  • Outstanding and engaged scholarship
  • Desire to be at the forefront in the creation and discovery of new knowledge
  • Leadership skills
  • Desire to be a leader in service to society
  • Broad worldview
  • Excitement about learning from people who are different from themselves in a diverse community of scholars
  • Recognition of the importance of personal integrity and ethical decision making
  • Enthusiastic pursuit of self-improvement
  • Desire to make the most of the opportunities presented
  • Exceptional talent in artistic expression
  • All applicants for admission who apply by December 1 are automatically considered for the Richmond Scholars Program.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, the applicant submit a complete admission application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Rigor of Curriculum
  • Test scores
  • Recommendations
  • Essays

Award Description:

The University’s most prestigious academic awards, these scholarships are given to 25 incoming students and include full tuition plus room and board. The Richmond Scholars Program includes these benefits:

  • Full-tuition scholarship, renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment, valued at approximately $181,000 over four years
  • Eligibility for a one-time $3,000 grant to support a student-selected activity that enhances the academic experience
  • Priority course registration and guaranteed on-campus housing
  • Specially selected faculty mentors to guide students and help them fulfill their potential
  • Special ticket vouchers to selected cultural events in the Modlin Center for the Arts

Detailed Information Link:

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