The purpose of this section is to provide a general overview of financial aid and pertinent policies and procedures that must be followed to receive financial aid at Longwood University. For more detailed information visit the Office of Financial Aid web site at http://www.longwood.edu/financialaid/. Financial aid includes grants, loans, work and scholarship programs funded by federal and state governments, educational institutions and private organizations for the purpose of assisting individuals interested in obtaining an education but who do not have the financial resources to do so.
Additional financial aid information may be obtained by calling 434.395.2077 or 800.281.4677 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to the Office of Financial Aid, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909.
Applying for Financial Aid
Most students are eligible for some type of financial aid regardless of family financial circumstances. To be considered for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted designating Longwood University (school code 003719) to receive FAFSA results. Students are encouraged to apply electronically using FAFSA on the Web (available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/). The priority filing date for an electronically submitted FAFSA is March 1. Students applying using a paper FAFSA available from high schools, colleges and most libraries should mail the form to the federal processor by February 15.
Some financial aid programs have limited funding and may be expended quickly. Students should complete the FAFSA using data from completed tax returns. If necessary, estimated tax information may be used in order to meet the Longwood University priority filing date. The Office of Financial Aid will receive your data electronically from the United States Department of Education and will determine your eligibility.
The FAFSA may be completed and submitted in advance of being accepted. However, an offer of admission to a Longwood University degree or certificate program must be made before your financial aid application will be processed.
Verification of Application Information and Award Notification
Your application for federal student aid may be selected for a process known as verification. If selected, the Office of Financial Aid will notify you of your selection. A verification worksheet, your federal tax returns, and/or other supporting documents must be provided. After reviewing the documentation, any necessary corrections will be made before your financial aid eligibility is determined. A financial aid notification will be provided after verification is complete. In addition, other documents or actions may be required to accept the offered financial aid.
Financial Aid Programs
- Federal Pell Grant Undergraduates: attending at least half-time* $4,050 maximum $400 minimum
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Undergraduates attending at least half-time, Federal Pell Grant eligible $4,000 maximum $100 minimum
- Academic Competitiveness Grant: Full-time undergraduate, first or second year, U.S. citizen, Federal Pell Grant eligible, graduate of rigorous secondary school program after 2005 First year: $750 Second year: $1,300; 2nd year requires 3.0 GPA minimum
- National SMART Grant:Full-time undergraduate, third or fourth year with 3.0 minimum GPA, U.S. citizen, Federal Pell Grant eligible, major in science, computer science, math, technology, or certain designated foreign languages $4,000 for each year
- Federal Work-Study: Attending at least half-time Varies - $2,000 average
- Federal Perkins Loan: Attending at least half-time $4,000 maximum
- Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan: Attending at least half-time Freshman: up to $2,625 Sophomore: up to $3,500 Junior/Senior: up to $5,500 Graduate: up to $8,500
- Federal Parent PLUS Loan: Parents of undergraduates attending at least half-time (not based on financial need) Parent may borrow up to the total cost minus other financial aid
- Federal Graduate PLUS Loan: Graduate student attending at least half-time (not based on financial need) Graduate student may borrow up to the total cost minus other financial aid
- Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: Attending at least half-time (not based on financial need) Same terms as the Subsidized Stafford Loan except the borrower must pay the interest that accrues while in school.
State Programs (for Virginia residents only)
Longwood University Programs
- Scholarships: Undergraduates attending full-time; Various academic standards; need is not a requirement Determined by academic qualifications
- Longwood Grant: Undergraduates attending full-time Up to $3,000
- Longwood Athletic Grant: Non-Virginia residents; participant in inter-collegiate sports program Determined by Athletic Department
- Longwood Work Experience: Attending at least half-time; not based on need Varies - $2,000 average
*Under certain conditions, may be enrolled less than half-time.
Note: To retain financial aid eligibility, all financial aid recipients must maintain good standing in accordance with the Longwood University Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid
Federal student aid regulations require all educational institutions administering funds to ensure that financial aid recipients are making satisfactory academic progress toward their educational objectives. The regulations apply to all students receiving Federal, State and Institutional financial aid funds. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to a staff member in the Office of Financial Aid. Satisfactory academic progress for financial aid has been defined as follows:
I. Satisfactory Progress Requirements
A. Maintenance of a minimum Longwood cumulative grade point average.
- For undergraduates, freshmen (students with less than 25 total credit hours earned) must have at least a 1.80 Longwood GPA. For all other students, at least a 2.00 Longwood GPA is required.
- For graduate students, at least a 3.00 Longwood GPA is required.
B. Attainment of at least a 75% completion rate towards educational objective for hours attempted at Longwood.
- Students must complete and pass at least 75% of all hours attempted at Longwood. A student's completion rate is calculated by dividing hours earned by hours attempted. Grades of F, W, I, and repeated courses count as hours attempted.
C. Normal Completion Time
- Undergraduate students will be eligible for financial aid for a maximum of 160 attempted credit hours. Transfer hours are included in the total number of credit hours attempted.
- Graduate students will be eligible for financial aid for a maximum of 45 attempted credit hours. Transfer hours are included in the total number of hours attempted.
II.Satisfactory Progress Levels Defined
A. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be monitored at the conclusion of each academic year (May). To be making satisfactory academic progress a student must maintain the required cumulative grade point average, attain at least a 75% completion rate and not exceed the normal completion time.
B.Students failing to maintain satisfactory academic progress will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension. Such status will make students ineligible for financial aid until such time as the satisfactory academic progress requirements are met.
During the period of Financial Aid Suspension, students may (unless placed on Academic Suspension) attend Longwood without financial aid. It will be the student's responsibility to secure other financial resources during this period.
III.Satisfactory Progress Appeal Process
A student who is placed on Financial Aid Suspension may appeal the denial of financial aid. The appeal must be made by submitting a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form to the Office of Financial Aid no later than the submission date on the appeal form. The appeal will be directed to the Appeals Committee whose decision will be final. The decision will be based on demonstration of one of the following situations:
- Error of fact;
- Mitigating circumstances.
If the appeal is granted, financial aid will be continued for one semester. The student will be advised of the action on the appeal.
Withdrawal from University
It is the responsibility of any student wishing to withdraw from Longwood to initiate the official withdrawal process with the institution. Students wishing to withdraw from Longwood should contact the Dean's Office of their respective major to initiate the college withdrawal process. Undeclared students and special undergraduate students should report to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please refer to the Withdrawal Policy, under the Academic Regulations section, of this catalog.
Withdrawal from all classes during a term may result in a change in institutional charges for the term. Please consult the Longwood University Catalog for the complete Refund Policy.
Withdrawal from all classes during a term may also result in a change in the financial aid awarded for that term. The Financial Aid Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term. The federal Title IV financial aid programs must be recalculated in these situations.
If a student leaves the institution prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term, the financial aid office recalculates eligibility for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:
Percentage of payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.
Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula:
Aid to be returned = (100% of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.
If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a portion of the funds and the student would be required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the institution.
If a student earned more aid than was disbursed to him/her, the institution would owe the student a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 120 days of the student's withdrawal.
The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 30 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student's withdrawal.
Refunds are allocated in the following order:
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
- Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
- Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans (other than PLUS loans)
- Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal Parent PLUS Loans
- Direct PLUS Loans
- Federal Pell Grants for which a Return of funds is required
- Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants for which a Return of funds is required
Other assistance under this Title for which a Return of funds is required (e.g., LEAP)
Students considering withdrawal from classes should consult the Office of Financial Aid prior to initiating the withdrawal process. Withdrawal may have a significant impact on institutional charges, a current financial aid award, as well as future financial aid eligibility (see the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy).
Student's rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may be found in the Longwood University Catalog.
Copies of the Campus Security Report are available and may be requested from the Campus Police Department.
Copies of the Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data are available and may be requested from the Office of the Director of Athletics.
Copies of the Report on Completion/Graduation Rates and the Transfer Out Rates for Student Athletes are available and may be requested from the Office of the Director of Athletics.
Borrowers with concerns about their Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Stafford Loan may contact the Student Loan Ombudsman at www.fsahelp.ed.gov/ombudsman/index.html or 1.877.557.2575.
Any full-time student, whether currently taking Military Science courses or not, may compete for an Army ROTC Scholarship worth up to $10,000 per year. These scholarships provide tuition, fees, and supplies, including a monthly stipend beginning at $300 per month for sophomores and increasing to $400 per month for seniors. Scholarship information is available by contacting the Military Science Department.
All non-scholarship Military Science Advance Course students also receive the monthly stipend, a total of $4,000, while enrolled. Questions on eligibility should be addressed to the Military Science Department, 434.395.2136.
Longwood Scholarship Funds
Application for scholarships is made by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Alumni Legacy Scholarship - Awarded to full-time students whose mothers or fathers are alumni of Longwood.
ARAMARK Scholarship for Student Excellence - Awarded to a rising junior or senior who has worked with ARAMARK Services for a minimum of 4 semesters.
Herbert R. Blackwell Scholarship - Awarded to a freshman who has shown unusual academic promise in the freshman year, has been active in the freshman class and in campus life.
Corbin-Bigby Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman with a 3.0 GPA or above pursuing a degree leading to a teaching position in elementary education.
Class of 1940 Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of Virginia and has shown academic achievement with a 3.0 GPA.
Class of 1941 Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time freshman who is a resident of Virginia and has a 3.0 GPA from an accredited high school.
Class of 1942 Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time student based on academic achievement who is a resident of Virginia with a 3.0 GPA and has a relative who is a graduate of Longwood.
Class of 1945 Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman or current undergraduate with a 3.0 GPA.
Class of 1947 Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman or a current Longwood student who is a resident of Virginia and has a 3.0 or better GPA.
Class of 1950 Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who has a 3.0 GPA.
Class of 1953 Scholarship - Awarded to an undergraduate with strong academic achievement.
Class of 1955 Scholarship - Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student with strong academic achievement.
Class of 1989 Scholarship - Awarded to a rising senior on the basis of academic achievement and student involvement.
Decade of the 60s Scholarship - Awarded to full-time undergraduate student.
Harold D. and Annie Mae Cole Scholarship - This scholarship is based on outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Offered through an interview process with a faculty committee.
Downey Hampton Roads Scholarship - Awarded to a female student from Portsmouth or alternative Tidewater area.
Farmville Alumni Chapter Scholarship - Awarded to two incoming freshmen graduating from Prince Edward County High School and Fuqua School based on GPA, test scores and contributions to their school or community.
Frank-Webb Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a single parent pursuing a Bachelor's degree on a part-time basis and enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester with a 2.5 GPA.
Geist/Elizabeth Burger Jackson Scholarships - Awarded by Geist to outstanding sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
Hussie and Evelyn Hutcheson Glenn Scholarship - Awarded to a student with strong academic achievement with first preference to a Mathews County, VA High School graduate intending to teach K-12.
Otelia Margaret Darden Godwin Memorial Scholarship Fund - Awarded to a student from Suffolk based on academic excellence, leadership and financial need.
Sue Simmons Goodrich Fund - Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate Honor student.
Phyllis Pedigo Grant and Evelyn Pedigo Bucelli Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate with a 3.0 GPA.
Margaret L. Grayson Scholarship - Awarded to full-time student with 3.2 GPA and SAT of 1150.
Janet D. Greenwood Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA who is involved in campus activities.
Connie Knighton Grimsley Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a student with strong academic achievement.
Nancy Anderson Haga Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman with a minimum 3.2 GPA who is actively involved in scholastic and/or community activities.
Sally Barksdale Hargrett Senior Scholarships - Awarded to the senior who has completed three years of academic work at Longwood and who has achieved the highest cumulative GPA.
Paul P. Hicks, Jr. Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree from the Department of Natural Science with preference to a student interested in the field of dentistry.
Martha Walton High Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who has a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Honor and Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need.
Honors Admission - Awarded on a one-time basis to freshmen who graduate in the top 25 percent of their class, have a minimum SAT score of 1200, and a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above.
Caroline Ferguson Irons Scholarship - Awarded to a student with outstanding academic achievement.
Jarman Honors Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, with preference to an undergraduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Pearl H. Jones Scholarship - Awarded to a freshman student applicant on the basis of academic achievement.
Dabney Stewart Lancaster Scholarship - Awarded by Student Government to an outstanding upperclassman who has been active in campus life and shown academic achievement with a "C" average or above and financial need.
Longwood Honors Program - This Honors Program enables outstanding students to have enriched educational experiences such as special honors courses. Participants also have preferred registration for courses. The program is open to students in any major. To participate, entering freshmen must have a combined SAT score of at least 1200 and a 3.50 GPA. Honor Citizen Scholarships are established in recognition of Leon and Sarah Corbin Bigby, Walter and Anne Ayers Butler, Peter Dewitt and Phyllis Stancil Pruden, Mary Kay Orr and Pearl Waller, Katherine A. Maugans, Mamie Gerdes Ingham, Virginia Gee Erickson, Martha Cook Elder and Norma Jean Croft Joyner. See the "Honors Program" section of the Catalog for more information about the program.
Longwood Scholars Scholarships - This program provides approximately twenty scholarships annually to exceptionally capable students. It is open to matriculating freshmen who intend to fulfill the requirements for a bachelor's degree awarded by Longwood. Applicants must rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, have a GPA of at least 3.25 and have SAT scores of 1200 or above. Longwood Scholars awards are established in recognition of Franklin Federal Savings Bank, Dr. Elizabeth Burger Jackson, Dr. Joseph L. Jarman, Clara Duncan Smith, Florence H. Stubbs, Dr. Henry I. Willett, Jr., and Frances Roberdeau Wolfe, and Sue Puckett Lush.
McGrath-Lewis Eastern Shore Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate based on academic achievement who is a resident of the Eastern Shore of Maryland or Virginia.
Donald A. Merkle Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time freshman majoring in Biology.
Nellie Ward Nance Scholarships - Awarded on the basis of academic performance, test scores, curricular activities, and letters of recommendation. Preference is given to new students from Campbell and Bedford counties and from the city of Lynchburg. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee and may receive the award for four years if their GPAs are maintained at 2.5 or above.
Addison Payne Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman from Nelson County, VA with a demonstrated outstanding potential.
Jane Royall Phlegar Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time student from the Tidewater/Hampton Roads or Tazewell area with a 3.0 GPA.
President Initiative Scholarship - Awarded to an incoming freshman with a 3.25 GPA, entering the College of Business and Economics.
Catherine Meriwether Scott Scholarships - Awarded on basis of high school performance, test scores, recommendations, co-curricular activities and financial need.
Ann Snyder Simmons Fellowship - Awarded to a graduate student with a degree in Elementary Education or equivalent with 1 year teaching at the elementary school level who intends to obtain a Masters degree in the Literacy and Culture Program.
Hylah Hope Camp Simmons Scholarship - Awarded to a freshman who is first or second in his/her high school class ranking.
Edith Goff Street Scholarship - Awarded to a student from one of the following Virginia counties in the order of priority listed: (1) Buchanan, (2) Dickenson, (3) Tazewell.
Frances W. Titsworth Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time or part-time student from Halifax or Charlotte counties based on financial need.
Hull Scholars Excellence in Education Scholarship - Awarded on the basis of high school academic performance and pursuit of a degree leading to teacher licensure in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education. Recipients selected must have a minimum of 3.50 cumulative grade point average and 1200 SAT score. Ten full-tuition, in-state rate, scholarships are awarded annually, renewable for three years provided a cumulative 3.50 grade point average is maintained.
Transfer Scholarships - Ten $1,000 scholarships, renewable for one year for those students who maintain a 3.25 grade point average, to transfer students who have earned an associate degree in a university-parallel program at a community college. Five scholarships are reserved for area community colleges.
John R. Cook Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman with 3.5 or better GPA and 1100 combined SAT pursuing a teaching career in grades K-12.
Eloise Hodges Martinelli Scholarship - Awarded to full-time undergraduate who meets 2 of 3 criteria: GPA of 3.5 or better, SAT score of 1200, in top 20% of high school graduating class.
Mary Christian Royall Elmore and Rachel Louise Royall Scholarship - Awarded to full-time incoming freshman with 3.0 or better GPA.
Alton M. Harvill, Jr. Scholarship - Awarded to entering freshman, pursuing a degree in Natural Sciences. Based on academic achievement. Non-renewable.
Camper-Smith Scholarship - Awarded to entering full-time freshman with 3.2 GPA. Must be pursuing degree from Department of Natural Sciences.
Mary Jane Vaden Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman with 3.2 GPA and 1100 SAT score.
Edna Allen Scholarship - Awarded to full-time undergraduate students with demonstrated academic potential and actively involved in campus or community activities. Student must complete 20 hours of community service. Preference to students with financial need and who support the principles of diversity and pluralism and participate in intercultural activities. Non-renewable.
Helen B. Simpson Scholarship - Awarded to full-time incoming freshman pursuing degree in teacher education. Preference to students from Loudoun County or Harrisonburg, VA.
Dr. R. C. Simonini, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund - Awarded to two students who have strong work ethic and are self-motivated with a 3.0 GPA and financial need.
Class of 1952 Scholarship - Awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated strong academic achievement.
Patricia Finn Graves Scholarship - Awarded to full-time undergraduate from West Springfield High School with a 3.0 GPA pursuing a degree in teacher certification.
Department Scholarships and Awards.
Many departments offer scholarships within the specific academic area. For further information concerning these scholarships, contact the department of the academic area involved.
Virginia Estes Bedford Memorial Scholarship, Franklin Federal Art Scholarship, Lucile B. Walton Art Scholarship, The Bishop Scholarship
Barbara B. Smith Scholarship, Heintz/O'Neil Scholarship, Ashley Warren Taws Scholarship, Michael Tucker Baseball Scholarship, Elizabeth Thompson Patrum Scholarship
College of Business and Economics
Jimmy Gayle Atkins Memorial Scholarship, John E. Carr, III Accounting Scholarship, Wachovia Bank N.A. Scholarship, Evelyn M. Coleman Scholarship, Jay Christopher DeBoer Memorial Fund, Jack Jacques/Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship, College of Business Scholarship, BB&T Scholarship, Andrew O'Brien Scholarship, Wachovia Bank N.A. Minority Scholarship, Siddons/Bailey Scholarship, Paul Fox Scholarship, Norma Redmond Memorial Scholarship, Miller/Tomlinson Memorial Scholarship
Communication Studies/Theatre Program
Theatre Department Scholarship, Nancy Tanley Kilgore Scholarship
Ruth Denton Angleman Scholarship, Isabelle Ball Baker Memorial Scholarship, Sue Yeaman Britton Scholarship, Alice E. Carter Scholarship, Class of 1934 Teacher Education Scholarship, Marion Shelton Combs Scholarship, Lelia Holloway Davis Scholarship, William F. and Martha J. Dorrill Scholarship, Lulie Evelyn Duke Scholarship, Betty J. Shackelford Ellison Scholarship, Betty Jo Simmons/Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship, Lillie Evelyn Goodrich Scholarship, Helen McGuire Hahn Scholarship, S. Virginia and Berta M. Newell Scholarship, Kathleen Ranson Scholarship, Martha Sinclair Rust and Mary Sinclair Rust Memorial Scholarship, Teacher Education Centennial Scholarship, Virginia Price Waller Education Scholarship, Lady Boggs Walton Scholarship, Louise Brightwell Watson Memorial Scholarship, Margie Lee Culley Wygal Scholarship, Nell H. Griffin Scholarship, Carol Stoops Droessler Scholarship, Jerolien Tanner Titmus Scholarship, Helen Cody Wright Scholarship, Gaynelle Beverley Bjorkholm Scholarship, Exceptional Children Scholarship, Cover-Rowles Social Work Loan, Trigon Practicum in Community Health, Elizabeth Overbey Omohundro Scholarship, Mildred A. Spindle Scholarship
Verna Mae Barr Scholarship, English Education Scholarship, Marian Camper Fuller Scholarship, Mary Clay Hiner Scholarship, R.C. Simonini Memorial Book Award, Rosemary Sprague Memorial Scholarship, Maria Bristow Starke Scholarship, Elizabeth Garrett Rountrey Scholarship, Camilla C. Tinnell & Helen B. Tinnell Scholarship, Ilma von Schilling Scholarship, Neil Anderson Sprague Freshman Composition Award, Doctors Marvin and Dorothy Schlegel Prize
Health, Recreation, and Kinesiology
Eleanor W. Bobbitt Scholarship, Olive T. Iler Award, Linda Marie Hall Mahorney Scholarship, Trigon Practicum in Community Health
History, Philosophy and Political Science
C. G. Gordon Moss Scholarship, Doctors Marvin and Dorothy Schlegel Prize, 1st NC Company Jamestowne Society Endowment, Rena Weld Wheeler Memorial Scholarship
Library Science Program
Verna Mae Barr Scholarship
Mathematics/Computer Science Department
Merry Lewis Allen Scholarship, Badger-Magnifico Mathematics Award, Albert W. and Mary N. Joynes Scholarship, James C. Gussett Scholarship, Carol L. Rezba Operating Scholarship
English and Modern Languages Department
Draper/Barksdale Modern Language Study Abroad Scholarship, Ruth Jennings Adams Patton Scholarship, Silveria Scholarship
Pauline Boehm Haga Scholarship, Andrew W. and Duvahl Ridgway-Hull Scholarship, Roy Clark Music Scholarship, Mary Puckett Asher King Scholarship, Waverly M. Cole Scholarship
Natural Science Department
Andrew W. and Duvahl Ridgway-Hull Scholarship, Peggy Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, Edith Stevens Award, Wayne H. Tinnell Scholarship, Lucile B. Walton Biology Scholarship, Wayne H. Tinnell-Hines Scholarship
Sociology/ Anthropology Department
Kathleen Goodwin Cover Sociology Award, Diane M. Sheffield Memorial Scholarship
Financial Aid Scholarships.
The Financial Aid Office awards a number of scholarships each year on the basis of financial need, as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. These scholarships include the following:
Margarette M. Aldredge Scholarship - Awarded annually to an undergraduate with a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need and a strong desire to complete undergraduate studies.
David K. Buchanan Scholarship - Awarded to an incoming freshman with strong high school qualifications and financial need. Non-renewable.
CHI Scholarship - Awarded by the President to students with emergency financial need. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office if an emergency situation arises.
Class of 1938 Scholarship - Awarded to a junior or senior with financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Class of 1939 Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman with a 3.0 or above GPA who is a resident of Virginia.
Class of 1943 Scholarship - Awarded to full-time incoming freshman or current undergraduate student with 3.0 or better GPA.
Class of 1944 Scholarship - Awarded to full-time undergraduate who maintained 3.0 or better GPA in high school.
Class of 1948 Scholarship - Awarded to full-time incoming freshman or current undergraduate student with a 3.0 or better GPA.
Class of 1949 Scholarship - Awarded to full-time undergraduate who maintained 3.0 or better GPA in high school and is a resident of Virginia.
Class of 1954 Scholarship - Awarded to undergraduate with demonstrated strong academic achievement.
Class of 1993 Scholarship - Awarded to full-time student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and is involved in student and professional organizations. Non-renewable.
Grace Crews Collins and Annie J. Cox Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman, preferable a resident of Charlotte or Prince Edward County with a 3.0 GPA. Awarded on the basis of financial need.
Jessie Ball duPont Scholarship - Awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.
Carey Jeter Finley Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time student on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.
Gamma Theta/Kappa Delta Scholarship - Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.
Margaret Helm Gilmore Scholarship - Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.
Golden Corral Scholarship - Awarded to a student from Prince Edward or Cumberland counties or from the Town of Farmville based on academic performance and financial need.
Virginia Blanton Hanbury Fund for Academic Excellence - Awarded to Dean's List students with financial need who have completed at least the freshman year. Preference to a female student. Recommendations are required from the Department Chair and the Dean of College of Major.
Lois Barbee Harker Scholarship - Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.
Calvin P. Hatcher Scholarship - Awarded to juniors or seniors having a demonstrated financial need.
Billie Stebbins Hubard Scholarship - Awarded to an incoming freshman having a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated financial need with preference given to a resident of Virginia.
Mary Elizabeth Daniel Jones Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of Cumberland County based on financial need and academic achievement with a 3.0 GPA.
Kappa Delta Founders Scholarship - Awarded to an initiated member of a National Panhellenic Conference sorority with a chapter at Longwood on basis of academic achievement, financial need, and service to the College.
Page Cook Axson McGaughy and John B. McGaughy Scholarship - Awarded to an entering full-time freshman with first preference to a resident of Mecklenburg County, Norfolk, Portsmouth or Chesapeake, VA, with demonstrated financial need.
Mary Ellen Munoz Memorial Scholarship- Awarded to a graduate of a public high school with first preference to a student majoring in Anthropology then Biology on the basis of financial need.
John Henry Murry III Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a rising senior actively employed during the regular school year and active in campus organizations who has demonstrated financial need.
Elizabeth Savage Newlin Scholarship - Awarded with first preference to a female student from the Eastern Shore of Virginia on the basis of financial need.
O'Hara/Waldo Scholarship - Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.
Beverly Wilkinson Powell Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 2.0 GPA. First preference to a graduate of Altavista High School and second preference to graduates of schools in Bedford, Campbell, Pittsylvania, Amherst, and Charlotte counties or the City of Lynchburg.
Annie V. and S. Waverly Putney Scholarship - Awarded to an entering freshman from Prince Edward County who graduated from Prince Edward County High School and has a demonstrated financial need.
Garrett A. Taylor Memorial Scholarship - Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship - Awarded to students born south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Hull Mathematics Scholarship - Awarded to resident of Virginia with outstanding ability and financial need.
M. Ralph Page Scholarship - Awarded to a student with demonstrated student leadership ability, 3.0 GPA in freshman year and is a Virginia resident.
Marjorie Matthews Grizzard Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or incoming freshman with a 3.0 GPA, who intends to enter a teaching profession and be in a program of studies that leads to teacher certification. Must have financial need.
Genevieve Moseley Schwartz Scholarship - Awarded to full-time student who graduated from high school Buckingham County with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Franklin and Nita Grant Scholarship - Awarded to full-time undergraduate who is a rising Junior and graduated from Cumberland County High School.
Tal Yeatts Scholarship - General scholarship.
Charlotte Newell Phillips Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate in good standing and demonstrated outstanding potential.
Stokes-Barnes Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to an academically deserving student with financial need.
Graduating Senior Recognition
Dan Daniel Award for Scholarship and Citizenship. This award is announced at commencement each year. Selection is based upon academic ranking, and citizenship and leadership qualities both on and off campus.
Sally Barksdale Hargrett Prize for Academic Excellence. This prize will be given each year at commencement to the graduating senior who has attended Longwood as a full-time student for a minimum of 3 academic years and has achieved the highest academic record. The recipient will receive a certificate and a cash award of $2,000. The prize is to be "an incentive to encourage students to greater effort in achieving academic excellence . . . to enrich their college experience and advance their own well-being and that of Longwood."
United Methodist Student Loan. A student who is a full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year, a citizen of the United States, is admitted to a degree program, and has a "C" average, may be eligible to borrow up to $2,500 each calendar year and up to a total of $15,000. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate students. Interest varies but is always considerably lower than interest rates on commercial loans and payments do not begin until six months after graduation or withdrawal from school. For more information, contact the director of the United Methodist Campus Ministry at Longwood University, 204 High St., Farmville, VA 23901, or phone 434.392.8089, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Veterans Assistance. All types of programs available to veterans/children of veterans are administered through the Office of Registration. If you are eligible for any assistance through these programs, please have your paperwork completed in the Office of Registration.
Children of persons killed, disabled, missing in action, or prisoners of war in any armed conflict are entitled to free tuition, and all required fees (educational and auxiliary) if deemed eligible by the Director of the Division of War Veterans' Claims. However, user fees, such as room and board charges, shall not be included in the authorization to waive tuition and fees (23-7.1 (f) of the Code of Virginia).