If you submit your application for admission and credentials by December 1, you will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships. There is not a separate scholarship application. Competitive applicants have a GPA above a 3.8 and an SAT above 1250 (based on critical reading and math scores only). Recipients will be notified by the Admissions Office in March or early April.
The Office of Financial Aid 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 (FAFSA). In order to be considered for any merit based scholarships that are awarded through the Office of Financial Aid, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. All other scholarships that don’t have specific GPA requirements and are not merit based will require a cumulative GPA of 2.5. A completed scholarship application must be received in our office by March 1st each year. The following scholarships are awarded to upper classmen only.
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.
Class of 1938 Scholarship – Awarded to a junior or senior with financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Class of 1940 – Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of Virginia and has shown academic achievement with a 3.0 GPA.
Class of 1943 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 or better GPA.
Class of 1944 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 or better GPA.
Class of 1948 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 or better GPA.
Class of 1949 Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 or better GPA and is a resident of Virginia.
Class of 1989 – Awarded to a rising senior on the basis of academic achievement and student involvement.
Class of 1993 Scholarship – Awarded to a rising senior with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and is involved in student and professional organizations.
Carey Jeter Finley Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.
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.
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.
Franklin & Nita Grant Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time junior who is a graduate of Cumberland High School.
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 a full-time student with a 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.
Marjorie M. Grizzard Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA, majoring in teacher education and based on 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 College of Major.
Calvin P. Hatcher Scholarship – Awarded to juniors or seniors having a demonstrated financial need.
Mary Walton High Scholarship – Awarded to a full time undergraduate or graduate student who has a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Jarman Honors Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, with preference to an undergraduate with a minimum 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.
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.
Denise Hardie Monette Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to an entering freshman from Chesterfield or Halifax County who intends to teach. This scholarship will be awarded based on 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 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.
M. Ralph Page Scholarship – Awarded to a student with demonstrated student leadership ability and a 3.0 GPA.
Phi Theta Kappa – Awarded to transfer students with a letter of recommendation from their Phi Theta Kappa advisor, priority given to SVCC students. An application should be requested from the Office of Financial Aid.
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.
Stokes-Barnes Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to an academically deserving student with financial need.
Garrett A. Taylor Memorial Scholarship – Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship – Awarded to students who reside in one of the Southern states and have financial need.
Many departments offer scholarships within the specific academic area. For further information concerning these scholarships, contact the department of the academic area involved.