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Scholarships Requiring Students to Self-Identify to SFS

All students who believe they meet a scholarship's qualifications should email sfs@virginia.edu, indicating the scholarship for which they believe they are qualifed.  SFS will reply with further instructions.

 

H. Kruger Kaprielian Memorial Scholarship:

Criteria for Awarding:  This scholarship provides support to students who are U.S. citizens or registered permanent residents of Armenian descent and who demonstrate financial need. To be considered for an award, students must have need-based eligibility as determined by the FAFSA and will be required to provide SFS with a copy of original documentation (birth/death certificates, organizational membership, newspaper articles, etc.) maintained by family or a copy of research documentation that details Armenian ancestry.

History: The scholarship was established in 1951 by Dr. H. Kruger Kaprielian, from Greenwich, Connecticut, an alumnus of the University’s medical school.

 

Margaret E. Phillips Scholarship:

Criteria for Awarding: This scholarship provides support for deserving students who shall be preparing for and who propose to become ministers of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America. To be considered for an award, students must provide a letter of recommendation from a minister or a member of an organization and any other documentation that validates interest in becoming a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America.

History: The Margaret E. Phillips Scholarship was established by Margaret E. Phillips in 1965.

 

James H. Skinner Scholarship:

Criteria for Awarding: This scholarship provides support to students who propose to become ministers of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America and desire to obtain a liberal education to that end.

History: In his will of 1877, James H. Skinner created a fund to provide scholarships for University of Virginia students who intend "to become Ministers of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

 

University of Virginia Faculty & Staff Scholarship:

Criteria for Awarding: This scholarship provides support to the child of a full-time University of Virginia or University of Virginia's College at Wise employee who has been employed for at least one year.  To be eligible, student must be an undergraduate student who may be a first-year applicant, a transfer student, or a student currently enrolled at the university. Students must have demonstrated need as determined by the FAFSA.  The application for this scholarship is typically available from mid-January to March 1 each year in the Forms directory on the SFS website.

History: The Faculty & Staff Scholarship was established in efforts to support Mr. Jefferson’s vision to provide nation’s most promising young people, regardless of their financial status, be afforded a full education. This scholarship was established in June 1996.

 

Thomas Francis Farrell II Scholarship:

Criteria: This scholarship provides support to undergraduate students whose mother or father (or stepparent, as the case may be) is currently serving in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, or whose parent or stepparent has retired from or been honorably discharged from the military during the preceding ten years. To be eligible for an award, students must submit a copy of the parent’s DD Form 214 or proof of active duty status.

History: The Thomas Francis Farrell II scholarship was established by Robert S. Parsley and Peter F. Farrell to honor Thomas Francis Farrell II (College ’76, Law ’79) for his many years of service to the University of Virginia, most notably as a member of the Board of Visitors and Rector of Board of Visitors, and for his very generous support of the university, its students, schools and programs.

 

Neall Family Scholarship:

Criteria: This scholarship provides support to a veteran, or an incoming first-year undergraduate student who is the child of a veteran, who is enrolled in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and who is seeking a degree in Engineering.  Preference is given to a veteran of the Afghanistan/Iraq war or recent conflict or the child of a veteran of the Afghanistan/Iraq war or recent conflict. To be eligible for an award, students must submit a copy of theirs or their parent’s DD Form 214 and must maintain a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.

History: The Neall Family Scholarship was established by George and Clara Neall Charitable Foundation Trust in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Nealls’ grandsons, George Quick, who was a 1991 University of Virginia graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering. This scholarship was created in 2012.

 

Elizabeth Buford Phillips Scholarship:

Criteria: This scholarship provides support to an undergraduate female student of Phi Beta Kappa quality and who has ancestry in North America that extends to prior to the Revolutionary War. Student should provide a copy of original documentation maintained by family or a copy of research documentation that details family lineage back to pre-revolutionary America. To be eligible for election to Phi Beta Kappa, students must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.700, earned at least 60 hours at the University of Virginia, taken upper-level work in several departments in the College, and carried a course load greater than 14 credits in each semester.

History: The Elizabeth Buford Phillips scholarship was established by Mrs. Francis E. Hill in February 1946, in memory of Elizabeth B. Phillips (1843-1925).

 

Leonard W. and Jerry S. Sandridge Scholarship:

Criteria: This scholarship provides support to those attending the University of Virginia (or at UVA's College at Wise), who are the children or grandchildren of University of Virginia faculty or staff. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be an undergraduate student, and demonstrate financial need as determined by both the FAFSA and the CSS/Profile.

History: The Leonard W. and Jerry S. Sandridge Scholarship was established by Teresa A. Sullivan, H. Douglas Laycock, John O. Waynne, and Susan S. Wynne in July 2011. Leonard W. Sandridge (GNAS ’74) and his wife, Jerry S. Sandridge, was a vital part of the University community for over 44 years.

 

Marie L. Rose Huguenot Scholarship:

Criteria: The scholarship provides support to undergraduate students who are able to document their descent from a Huguenot ancestor.  The candidate will be recommended for scholarship consideration by Student Financial Services upon the completion and submission of the application form, a copy of the student’s birth certificate, documentation of ancestral lineage, and a brief autobiographical letter.  Students must contact Student Financial Services to request an application.

History:  Marie L. Rose, a French-born widow residing in New York City, died on December 17, 1960, bequeathing her residual estate to the Huguenot Society as a trust fund, the income to be used to give financial assistance to American men and women of Huguenot ancestry attending college.