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 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Each application requires the following to be submitted online:

  • A completed WS application-RamScholarship Hub
  • Your resume/CV
  • One 500-word essay per scholarship describing why you deserve that specific scholarship
  • Additional Requirements may vary per scholarship

All applicants must be VCU Wilder School students at the time of application submission.

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.  If a scholarship indicates merit-based this requires a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative and within degree program GPA; if financial need-based, this requires a FASFA on file.

Wilder School Scholarship Full List

Additional VCU and third-party scholarships


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 with either NSO Director, Jeff Wing, or NSO Associate Director, Meredith Sisson, by following this link or emailing natlscholar@vcu.edu.