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Financial Aid

The purpose of this section is to provide you with an overview of financial aid and assist you in understanding the policies and procedures that must be followed to receive financial aid at Longwood College. Detailed Financial Aid policies can be found in the annual “Guide to Financial Aid” available from the Office of Financial Aid.   Financial Aid includes a number of 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. Aid programs consist of scholarships, grants, work programs and loans. 

Additional financial aid information may be obtained by calling 804-395-2077 or 800-281-4677 or by writing to the Office of Financial Aid, Longwood College, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA  23909. Our Internet address is http://www.lwc.edu .

Steps Necessary to Receive a Financial Aid Award

To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may submit the paper application or you may file via the Internet at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. On the FAFSA, you should list Longwood College, code number 003719, as one of the schools to receive your application information. Longwood will receive your data electronically from the United States Department of Education and will then be able to calculate your eligibility. The priority filing date (mailed to the processor) is March 1. Remember grant funds are limited and expended quickly. File on time to ensure full consideration.

Also, you must be accepted for admission to the college before a financial aid award can be issued.

Upon receipt of the FAFSA results in the Office of Financial Aid, a Financial Aid Award letter will be sent to you. You must review the award and return a signed copy of the letter to the Office of Financial Aid within three weeks of the date of the letter. In addition, other documents may be requested from you at that time.

Estimated Awards and Verification of Application Information

Your application for federal student aid may be selected for a process known as verification. This means that the Office of Financial Aid must verify the accuracy of the information that you submit on the FAFSA. If selected, you must submit a verification worksheet, federal tax returns, and/or other supporting documents. Until your information has been verified, your financial aid award will be considered estimated.

You will be notified in writing if you have been selected for verification. You will normally have 60 days to submit the required verification documents. Failure to submit the verification documents will result in your financial aid award being canceled.

If any of the data reported on the FAFSA is found to be incorrect, your financial aid eligibility will be recalculated. You will be sent a revised financial aid award letter if the recalculation causes your award to change.

Financial Aid Programs

Program Eligibility Award Amounts (per year)  
Federal Programs
Federal Pell Grant  Undergraduates $3750 maximum
attending at least half-time* $  400 minimum
Federal Supplemental Educational  Undergraduates attending at least  $4000 maximum
Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) half-time, Pell Grant eligible $  100  minimum
Federal Work-Study  Attending at least half-time Varies- $2000 average 
Federal Perkins Loan  Attending at least half-time $4000 maximum 
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan Attending at least half-time Freshmen-up to $2625 
Sophomore-up to $3500 
Junior/Senior-up to $5500 
Graduate- up to $8500
Federal Parent Loan for Under-graduate students (FPLUS) Parents of undergraduates attending at least half-time The amount a parent can borrow is the total cost (not based on financial need) minus other financial aid.
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan  Attending at least half-time Same terms as the (not based on financial need)  Subsidized Stafford Loan except the borrower must pay the interest that accrues while in school.
State Programs (for Virginia Residents only)  
Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) Full-time attendance, graduate of a Virginia HS with at least a 2.5 GPA Up to the total of tuition and fees
Virginia Commonwealth Award  (CA) Undergraduates attending at least half-time Up to the total of tuition and fees
Virginia Last Dollar Program First time enrolled minority students  Up to the total of tuition and fees
Virginia College Scholarship Undergraduates attending at least  $ 5000 maximum 
Assistance Program (CSAP) half-time $   400  minimum 
Virginia Transfer Grant Program (VTG) 
Undergraduate, minority, first-time transfer students Up to the total of tuition and fees 
Longwood College Programs
Scholarships Undergraduates attending full-time  Determined by academic standards 
Various academic qualifications 
Need is not a requirement
Longwood College Grant Undergraduates attending full-time Non-Virginia residents Up to  $3000
Longwood  Athletic Grant Participant in intercollegiate sports  Program Determined  by Athletic  Department 
Longwood College Work-study Attending at least half-time not based on need varies-- $2000 average 

*Under certain conditions, may be enrolled less than half-time.   

Note: All financial aid recipients must maintain good standing in accordance with the Longwood College  Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 

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 financial aid office staff member. Satisfactory Academic Progress has been defined as follows: 

I.            Satisfactory Progress Requirements   

A.      Maintenance of a minimum Longwood College cumulative grade point average.   

  1. For undergraduates, freshmen (students with less than 25 total credit hours earned) must have a 1.80 Longwood College GPA.  For all other students, a 2.00 Longwood College GPA is required.  

  2. For graduate students, a 3.00 Longwood College GPA is required.  

B.    Attainment of a 75% completion rate towards educational objective for hours attempted at Longwood College.   

Students must complete and pass 75%  of all hours attempted at Longwood College.  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

1. 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.
2. 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 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 College 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 signed written letter to the Director of Financial Aid no later than 10 days after receipt of the notice of Financial Aid Suspension. 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:

1.        Error of fact; 

2.        Mitigating circumstances.

If the appeal is granted, financial aid will be continued for one semester. The student will be advised in writing of the action on the appeal.   

Withdrawing From Classes  

It is the responsibility of any student wishing to withdraw from Longwood College to initiate the official withdrawal process with the College. Students wishing to withdraw from the College 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 College Catalog for the complete Refund Policy.   

Withdrawal from all classes during a term may also result in a change in the financial aid award for that term. Recent changes to Federal financial aid regulations have created a new Return of Title IV Funds Policy. This policy states that students who withdraw before the 60 percent point of the term (as calculated by the number of days in the term) will have their financial aid award reduced. 

Upon withdrawal, the Office of Financial Aid will calculate, from the number of days in the term and the number of days of the term that the student was enrolled prior to withdrawal, the percentage of the term that the student completed. This percentage will be applied to the amount of aid received for the term with the student being able to retain only the amount of aid for the percentage of the term actually completed. The unearned  portion of the financial aid award must be returned to the Federal, State and Institutional programs that have been awarded. If excess financial aid funds have been refunded to the student, a portion of these funds may also need to be returned to the financial aid programs awarded. This may result in large sums being owed to both Longwood College and Federal, State and Institutional financial aid programs.  

Students considering withdrawal from classes should consult the Office of Financial Aid prior to initiating the withdrawal process. Withdrawal can 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). Complete financial aid regulations concerning withdrawals and the Return of Title IV Funds Policy may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.  

Other Information  

Student’s rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may be found in the Longwood College 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 can 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.sfahelp.ed.gov or 1.877.557.2575. 

Army ROTC  

Any full-time student, whether currently taking Military Science courses or not, may compete for an Army ROTC Scholarship worth up to $17,000. These scholarships provide tuition, fees, and supplies, including the monthly stipend. Scholarship information is available by writing to the Military Science Program. 
    
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 Program, 804.395.2134.  

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 students whose mothers or fathers are alumni of Longwood. 
Aramark Scholarship – Awarded to a student worker with Aramark Services. 
Herbert R. Blackwell Scholarship – Awarded to a student who has shown unusual academic promise in the freshman year. 
Corbin-Bigby Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time freshman with a 3.0 or above pursuing a degree leading to a teaching position in elementary education.       
CHI Emergency Scholarship – Awarded by CHI to students with emergency need. Students should contact the Office of Alumni Relations if an emergency situation arises. 
Class of 1940 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of  Virginia and has shown academic achievement. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA for scholarship renewal
Class of 1941 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of  Virginia and has shown academic achievement. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA for scholarship renewal.
Class of 1942 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of  Virginia and has a relative who is a graduate of Longwood. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. 
Class of 1945 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time incoming freshman. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. 
Class of 1947 Scholarship – Awarded to an incoming freshman who has a 3.0 GPA or a current Longwood student with a 3.0 or better GPA.
Class of 1950 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 GPA. Must maintain a 3.0 for renewal.     
Class of 1989 Scholarship
– Awarded to a rising senior on the basis of academic achievement and student involvement. 
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.      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. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA for scholarship renewal. 
Geist/Elizabeth Burger Jackson Scholarships – Awarded by Geist to outstanding sophomores, juniors, or seniors. 
Otelia Margaret Darden Godwin Memorial Scholarship Fund – Awarded to a student from Suffolk based on academic excellence, leadership and 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 student based on academic achievement.  
Janet D. Greenwood Scholarship  – Awarded to a junior or senior with a 3.0  GPA who is involved in campus activities.     
Sally Barksdale Hargrett Senior Prizes – Awarded to seniors who have completed three years of academic work at Longwood and who have maintained a 3.5 cumulative 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 1140, and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above.      Jarman Honors Scholarship – Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student, with preference to an undergraduate maintaining a 3.0 GPA. 
Pearl H. Jones Scholarship – Awarded to a freshman student applicant on the basis of academic achievement.
Dabney Stewart Lancaster Award  – Awarded by Student Government to an outstanding upperclassman. 
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 1140 and a 3.25 GPA. 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 College. 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 1140 or above. A brochure and application outlining this program may be obtained from the Office of Admissions, Longwood College. 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., Frances Roberdeau Wolfe, and Sue Puckett Lush. 
McGrath-Lewis Eastern Shore Scholarship – Awarded to a student based on academic achievement who is a resident of the Eastern Shore of Maryland or Virginia. 
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.     
Jane Royall Phlegar Scholarship
– Awarded to a full-time student from the Tidewater/Hampton Roads or Tazewell area. 
Catherine Meriwether Scott Scholarships – Awarded on basis of high school performance, test scores, recommendations, co-curricular activities, and financial need. 
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. 
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 3.25 cumulative grade point average and 1150 SAT score. Ten full-tuition, in-state rate, scholarships are awarded annually, renewable for three years provided a cumulative 3.25 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 an incoming freshman with 3.5 or better GPA and 1100 combined SAT.
Norma Jean Croft Joyner Scholarship – Awarded to incoming freshman or current Longwood student with 3.0 or better GPA pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts and has proven leadership abilities. 
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. 
Elmore/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.
Camper-Smith Scholarship -- Awarded to entering full-time freshman with a 3.2 GPA. Must be pursuing degree from Department of Natural Sciences.
Mary Jane Vaden Scholarship -- Awarded to entering full-time freshman with a 3.2 GPA and 1100 SAT score. Must maintain 3.2 GPA for renewal.
Special Incentive Scholarships – Awarded by Admissions to incoming freshmen.   

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.  

      Art Department 
Virginia Estes Bedford Memorial Scholarship, Franklin Federal Art Scholarship, Lucile B. Walton Art Scholarship, Foundation Scholarship  

     Athletics 
Barbara Smith Scholarship, Heintz/O’Neil Scholarship  

     Business/Economics School 
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,  Wachovia Bank N.A. Minority Scholarship.  

     Communication Studies/Theatre Program 
Theatre Department Scholarship, Nancy Tanley Kilgore Scholarship, Foundation Scholarship  

     Education 
Isabelle Ball Baker Memorial Scholarship, Gaynelle Beverley Bjorkholm Scholarship, Sue Yeaman Britton Scholarship, Alice E. Carter Scholarship, Class of 1934 Scholarship, Marion S. Combs Scholarship, Lelia Holloway Davis Scholarship, William F. and Martha J. Dorrill Scholarship, Lulie Evelyn Duke Scholarship, Betty J. Shackelford Ellison Scholarship, J. B. Fuqua 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 Scholarship, Lady Boggs Walton Scholarship, Louise B. Watson Memorial Scholarship, Margie Lee Culley Wygal Scholarship, Nell H. Griffin Scholarship, Carol Stoops Droessler Scholarship, Jerolien Tanner Titmus Scholarship, Helen Cody Wright Scholarship  

     English Department
Verna Mae Barr Scholarship, English Education Scholarship/Loan, Marian Camper Fuller Scholarship, Mary Clay Hiner Scholarship, R.C. Simonini Memorial Award, Rosemary Sprague Memorial Scholarship, Maria Bristow Starke Scholarship, Elizabeth Garrett Rountrey Scholarship, Camilla C. Tinnell & Helen B. Tinnell Scholarship, Ilma Von Schilling Scholarship, Nell Anderson Sprague Freshman Composition Award, Doctors Marvin and Dorothy Schlegel Prize 

      Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 
Eleanor Bobbitt Scholarship, Olive T. Iler Award, Linda Marie Hall Mahorney Scholarship  

      History and Political Science 
C. G. Gordon Moss Scholarship, Doctors Marvin and Dorothy Schlegel Prize 

    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, Verna Mae Barr Scholarship  

     English, Philosophy and Modern Languages Department 
Draper/Barksdale Modern Language Study Abroad Scholarship, Ruth Jennings Adams Patton Scholarship  

     Music Department 
Pauline Boehm Haga Scholarship, Andrew W. and Duvahl Ridgway-Hull Scholarship, Roy Clark Music Scholarship, Mary Puckett Asher King Scholarship, Waverly M. Cole Scholarship, Foundation 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  

     Sociology/ Anthropology Department 
Kathleen Goodwin Cover Sociology Award, Diane M. Sheffield Memorial 

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 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 Buchanan Scholarship – Awarded to an incoming freshman with strong high school qualifications and financial need. 
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 student who is a resident of  Virginia on the basis of academic achievement with preference given to financial need. 
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 1993 Scholarship – Awarded to full-time student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and is involved in student and professional organizations.
Annie B. Cox Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of Charlotte or Prince Edward County. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.
Jessie Ball duPont Scholarship – Awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. 

Martha Cooke Elder Scholarship/Loan – Awarded to students with a demonstrated financial need, a minimum 2.0 GPA and special circumstances as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 
Carey Jeter Finley Scholarship – Awarded 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 to a student applicant on the basis of financial need.      
Golden Corral Scholarship
– Awarded to a student from Prince Edward or Cumberland counties or from the Town of Farmville. Selection is 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. Recommendations are required from the Department Chair and the Dean of School of Major. 
Lois Barbee Harker Scholarship – Awarded to a student applicant 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. Preference shall be given to a resident of Virginia. 
Mary Daniel Jones Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of Cumberland County. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. 

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 or Chesapeake, VA, with demonstrated financial need.
Katharine Allen Maugans Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student primarily on the basis of academic achievement with financial need as the deciding factor should more than one applicant qualify. 
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 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 student with demonstrated financial need. First preference to a graduate of Altavista High School and second preference to graduates of schools in Bedford, Pittsylvania, Amherst, and Charlotte counties.  Annie V. and Samuel W. 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 Minority Scholarship
– Awarded to minority student with demonstrated student leadership ability, 3.0 GPA in freshman year and is a Virginia resident 
Marjorie Mathews Grizzard Scholarship -- Awarded to an entering freshman with a 3.0 GPA, who intends to enter the teaching profession and be in a program of studies that leads to teacher certification. Must have financial need. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal.
Genevieve Moseley Schwartz Scholarship -- warded to full-time student who graduated from Buckingham County with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must maintain a 2.75 GPA for renewal.

President Initiative Scholarship – Awarded to incoming freshman with a 3.25 GPA, entering the School of Business & Economics. 
Farmville Alumni Chapter Scholarship – Awarded to incoming freshmen graduating from Prince Edward County High School and Fuqua School.   

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 the College."
  

Outside Programs 

Methodist Student Loan. A student who is a full member of The United Methodist Church, a citizen of the United States, is admitted to a degree program, and has a "C" average, may be eligible to borrow up to $900 as an undergraduate student and $1,200 as a graduate student each calendar year. 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 College, 204 High St., Farmville, VA 23901, or phone 804.392.8089.

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).

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