UR Richmond Scholars Program – Science Scholars

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Amount
Awarded

$259,920

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

University of Richmond

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to 12 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must apply by Dec. 1 of his/her senior year for admission for the following fall semester.
  3. Must attend the University of Richmond.
  4. Must demonstrate passion and excellence in scientific discovery in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science.
  5. Must must major in the sciences and exhibit a strong potential for the successful pursuit of a career in a science, math, or computer science field.
  6. Must attend a university in Virginia.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for international and U.S. high school seniors who plan to atted the University of Richmond. Students must major in the sciences and exhibit a strong potential for the successful pursuit of a career in a science, math, or computer science field.

Application requirements for the UR Richmond Scholars Program – Science Scholars are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • $50 app. fee
  • Test scores
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: Students who are selected to advance to the semifinalist round will be notified by email and postal mail. Semifinalists will be asked to submit additional information to the committee in order to advance to the finalist round. Finalists will be notified by email and postal mail in order to make arrangements for an expense-paid campus visit for the required scholarship interview. The interview is typically held in mid-March.

Award Amount: Selected scholars will receive awards equal to full tuition, room and board. In 2019-2020, this is valued at $64,980. All awards are offered annually and are renewable for three additional years. Students will also receive a $3,000 grant to fund an activity of their choosing such as travel, study abroad, an internship, or some other academic opportunity.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $259,920.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

To qualify for consideration for the Richmond Scholars Program, the student must submit a complete admissions application. Students apply for admission to the University of Richmond (UR) via the Common Application, including the UR supplement and its essay prompt. In addition to a completed Common Application, the student must also submit the following: a $50 application fee or approved fee waiver; a recommendation from a guidance counselor or other school official; a transcript complete through the 11th grade; and official results from either the SAT or ACT. TOEFL scores are also required from non-native speakers of English. To be considered for a Science Scholar designation, the student must also submit a letter of recommendation from a math or science teacher. This letter of recommendation must be mailed or emailed to the addresses provided. The complete admissions application must be submitted by Dec. 1 of the student's senior year of high school. Students must complete all standardized testing by Nov. 30.
Contact: Jen Hale
Address: Office of Admission 28 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, Virginia 23173

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