Scholarships, financial aid and resources

The desire to make a difference in people’s lives through social work should never be hindered by financial barriers. So, in addition to working with the VCU Office of Financial Aid, the school offers a broad range of scholarships, research assistantships and awards.

School of Social Work Scholarships

For more information on any of the scholarships listed on the following pages, contact the Office of Student Success at sswinfo@vcu.edu. Scholarships offered by the School of Social Work vary from year to year. 

Please log in to the VCU RAMS Scholarship Hub to find out which scholarships are being offered this year. The scholarship hub is a centralized, searchable database where students can view the many scholarship opportunities available to them and offered across VCU. The application process is streamlined so that currently enrolled students can apply for several scholarships using a single application, supplemented by answering additional award-specific questions. Please view detailed scholarship instructions.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to scholarships sponsored by the School of Social Work, there are scholarships available through VCU or state or national organizations. Please follow the links on each listing for application information, as these are not managed through the RAMS Scholarship Hub.

VCU National Scholarship Office

The National Scholarship Office (NSO) assists students with applying to national and international fellowship/scholarship opportunities related to their academic and professional goals. They research and offer suggestions on scholarships/fellowships that best suit students' aspirations, provide advice on how students can produce competitive applications, and connect students with vital resources to improve their materials.

Please note that they only support services for students seeking external funding outside of VCU, thus excluding scholarships awarded by VCU colleges and departments.

Feel free to schedule an appointment online or email natlscholar@vcu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Social Work
Academic Learning Commons
1000 Floyd Avenue, Third Floor
Box 842027
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2027

Phone: (804) 828-1030
Fax: (804) 828-0716
Email: sswinfo@vcu.edu
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