Bicentennial Scholars Fund

At the University of Virginia, we believe leaders can come from anywhere. We value virtue and talent above all else, and we accept students solely on their merit—regardless of their ability to pay.

Created by the Board of Visitors, the newly established Bicentennial Scholars Fund ensures that UVA will remain affordable for future generations. Designed as a sustainable, long-term source of financial aid, the endowment will help countless students pursue their academic dreams.

The University is committed to making the most of this extraordinary opportunity, and as such, will match any commitment to endowed undergraduate scholarships of $100,000 or more, payable over up to five years, with a fifty cent match on every dollar. If a donor wishes to commit $1 million or more and pay the total within one year, the University will match the commitment dollar for dollar. The fund offers an excellent opportunity to create a named endowment that will be awarded and recognized in perpetuity.

Make a gift to the Bicentennial Scholars Fund today, and ensure that UVA remains accessible to the brightest students from all backgrounds.

For more information about the Bicentennial Scholars Fund, please read the following UVA Today articles:


For giving information, contact:

Michelle Packer

“In a challenging period for all institutions of higher education, Affordable Excellence is a vote of confidence in the University’s future, and the timing is critical.”

Teresa A. Sullivan