Longwood University is dedicated to the national movement to keep higher education affordable. In an effort to support students financially, we offer a variety of opportunities for both incoming and returning students. Learn more:

In addition to scholarships, students who file a FAFSA are also considered for additional need-based aid. These can include grants, loans and work-study. 

Freshman Applicants

Merit Scholarships

Longwood recognizes and rewards outstanding academic achievement, strong leadership and good citizenship. Students earning a GPA of 3.0 and higher are eligible to receive merit scholarships. Priority consideration is given to students who apply by Dec. 1. These annual awards are renewable for all four years for those that meet the renewal criteria.

Merit Scholarships for Fall 2024 Freshman Applicants

Fall 2024
High School GPA Requirement Early Action:

Guaranteed Award for those applying by Dec 1, 2023
Regular Admission:

Potential Award for those applying after Dec 2, 2023
Presidential Scholarship 4.0 and above GPA $7,000 - $8,000 Up to $7,000
Provost's Scholarship 3.75 - 3.99 GPA $6,000 - $7,000 Up to $6,000
Dean's Scholarship 3.50 - 3.74 GPA $4,000 - $5,000 Up to $4,000
Rotunda Award 3.25 - 3.49 GPA $2,000 – $3,000 Up to $2,000
Lancer Distinction Award 3.0 - 3.24 GPA $1,000 - $2,000 Up to $1,000
Cormier Honors College Scholarship Students accepted into the Cormier Honors College may receive additional scholarships, including two full rides, also renewable for four years.

Transfer Applicants

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

There are between one and ten $1,000 renewable scholarships available each fall for Phi Theta Kappa members. Availability depends on the number of renewed scholarships. Selection criteria are based upon merit and need. To apply, please email the Financial Aid office to request an application form: finaid@longwood.edu

If you have questions, we’re here to help!

Email: admissions@longwood.edu
Text: (434) 207-6514
Call: (434) 395-2060

Current Students

In addition to offers made during the recruitment process, Longwood also offers scholarship opportunities to students currently enrolled. To about the process and deadlines, visit the Longwood Foundation scholarship page.

Longwood Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship

Longwood offers a one-time scholarship to be awarded annually to an eligible undergraduate student from Virginia to partially defray the cost of attendance. To be eligible, an applicant must demonstrate a personal and historical connection to slavery in Virginia or be a member of a specific community that has experienced the negative legacy born out of the institution of slavery.

To request an application for the Longwood Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship, please contact Dr. Jennifer Green, associate vice president for enrollment management at greenk@longwood.edu.

Other Scholarship Information

Many other organizations offer private scholarship opportunities—we recommend considering these and other providers as well.