First-year scholarships may be available for degree-seeking applicants for the scholarships listed below. Scholarship amounts vary based on a student’s status, including where the student lives such as instate or out of state and whether the student is a residential or commuter student.
Are you considering applying to UMW using the test choice policy? Please check out the available scholarships.
Transfer students that apply by the preferred application filing dates will be given automatic consideration for Transfer Merit Scholarships.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
|Scholarship Program||Financial Award||considered with admission application?||Additional materials required?||Deadline|
|Washington Scholars||Full scholarship for instate tuition and fees, room and board for four years of undergraduate study||Yes||No||Submit application for admission for early consideration by November 15.|
|Alvey Scholars||Full scholarship for out of state tuition and fees, room and board for four years of undergraduate study||Yes||No||Submit application for admission for early consideration by November 15.|
|Dorsey Scholars||Instate: $4,000 |
|No||Yes||Submit Dorsey required materials by March 31.|
|Taking Flight||One time $1,000-2,000||No||Yes||Senior interview prior to February 1.|
|Music||Various opportunities||No||Yes||Audition required. See department for details.|
|Other UMW Foundation Scholarship||Various opportunities for enrolling students.||No||Yes||Complete online scholarship application with the Office of Financial Aid by May 1.|
To be considered for merit-based scholarships, first-year students must meet the February 1 Regular Admission application filing date. Admitted students who meet the filing date will automatically be considered for merit scholarships based on cumulative GPA and standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), information that is already part of a complete application for admission. Merit scholarship awards will be included with the offer of admission to the University.
Students may also apply for admission without test scores. Learn more about curriculum-based scholarship consideration for students who apply and are admitted test choice.
Please visit our Net Price Calculator to anticipate your total cost of attendance better, incorporating merit scholarship awards and need-based financial aid. Please visit our financial aid site for more information on other scholarships.
Prospective high school seniors now have the option to share more information with our Admissions staff as part of the admission process. Students may choose to interview to be considered for an additional institutional scholarship that may range from $1,000 to $2,000. Students must apply for admission before the interview takes place.
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