Virginia International University (VIU) offers a unique opportunity to acquire an excellent, multi-disciplinary education at an affordable cost by offering students access to scholarships.
VIU is very much interested in boosting the academic success of its current and intending students. Therefore, the university currently offers several types of scholarships to assist prospective and current students.
VIU has been attracting individuals who take their VIU experiences into their own cultures, share their knowledge with future generations, and launch successful careers. Thus, there are several different types of scholarships available based on exemplary personal skills, academic achievement, extracurricular participation, on-campus work, and residency.
Current and prospective students are eligible to apply. Students who are enrolled in any of VIU’s undergraduate, graduate, and language studies programs as full-time students are eligible to apply for a scholarship if requirements are met. Students enrolled in the language studies program (ex. ESL program) as part-time students are also eligible to apply. Prospective students have the chance to apply for scholarships during their application process for admission to VIU.
The scholarship selection process begins immediately after the application period ends. All applications are initially screened for completion and criteria assessment. Once the application is deemed complete, the application will be available for the Scholarship Committee’s review. Each application is reviewed and assessed on an individual basis.
Method of Application
Students must apply for admission to Virginia International University, or be currently enrolled as full-time students, before they can be eligible to apply for any scholarship. To apply for a scholarship, students must follow these steps:
- New students: Apply for admissions at VIU
- Browse the scholarship opportunities
- Choose up to two types of scholarship
- Review the requirements for the scholarship application
- Apply online (applicant portal or student portal)
- Upload your documents via applicant portal or student portal.
Once the application form and all the supporting documents are received, students will receive a confirmation email.
All document submissions must be scanned, color copies of the original document. Samples of these documents may include transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and test scores. Photocopies are NOT considered acceptable documentation. If any document is issued in the applicants’ native language, they must provide both the original document and a translation of the document in English. Translated documents must be notarized. VIU has the right to request original documentation. Submission of fabricated or false documents will result in disqualification from future scholarship application.
Scholarship application period opens three times a year (Spring I, Summer I, and Fall I).
Scholarship application period for both Local and International students/applicants for the Fall 2017 class is from April 7 – May 26, 2017; while the application period for the Spring 2018 class is from September 1 – October 6, 2017.
For International students (already in the USA), Domestic applicants and Current students*, the application period for the Fall 2017 class is from June 19 – July 21 2017; while that for the Spring 2018 class is yet to be decided.
All documents must be received by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will automatically be denied.
Scholarship awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee prior to the first day of classes for the semester to which the student applied. Awardees will be notified by email.