Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP)

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Awarded By:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, depending on the amount of funds available and the number of eligible students.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must plan to enroll full-time.
  3. Must be a resident of Virginia.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  5. Must graduate from a Virginia high school (students who obtain a GED or complete home schooling are not eligible).
  6. Must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  7. Must be admitted into a Virginia public two or four year college or university.
  8. Must be enrolled full-time in an approved degree, certificate, or diploma program.

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

Description: This award is for Virginia resident undergraduate students who are attending an eligible institution in Virginia. Students must graduate from a Virginia high school with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and demonstrate financial need, as determined by completing the FAFSA.

Application requirements for the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) are:

  • Contact participating institution
  • Essay
Additional Information: The purpose of the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) is to provide an incentive to financially needy students now attending elementary and secondary school in Virginia to raise their expectations and their academic performance and to consider higher education an achievable objective in their future. Priority is given to students who demonstrate the most financial need. Financial need is determined by the student's college or university by calculating the student's Cost of attendance (COA) minus his/her Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is calculated by the U.S. Department of Education using information provided on the FAFSA.

Award Amount: The actual awards will vary by institution; however, those students found to be in the neediest category will receive awards of at least tuition. The maximum award is the cost of tuition, required fees, and a book allowance. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years provided that the student maintains full time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress,as determined by the institution.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,900.

Contact: Lee Andes
Address: 101 N. 14TH St., 10TH FL James Monroe Building Richmond, Virginia 23219

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