When you contribute $100,000 or more, you have the opportunity to create a named endowment awarded and recognized in perpetuity.
This is the moment
to shape their future
Magnify your support of outstanding UVA students from all backgrounds when you invest in the Bicentennial Scholars Fund. UVA will double down on your generosity by matching your gift—for a scholarship or a fellowship.
When you make gift to a Bicentennial Scholarship or Fellowship, the University will amplify any donation with a 50-cent match on every dollar.
When you contribute $1 million or more and pay the total within three years, the University will double your gift.
All gifts of any size to the Bicentennial Scholars Fund will be matched!
Make it your UVA tradition. Give today to the Bicentennial Scholars Fund and support stellar students of tomorrow.
We Stand Apart Because
We Stand For All
Together, at our 200-year mark, we will make a commitment to realize student potential. The challenges of our time require that we provide promising citizen leaders every chance to succeed, both today and for generations to come.
Scholarships and fellowships are a transformational investment in the future of our students, providing a solid foundation while inspiring them to achieve their highest goals.
After graduation, scholarship recipient Kayleigh Roy served as a Challenge Detroit fellow, helping with the citywide renaissance. Now she puts her talents to work as a philanthropic accounting specialist in Detroit for organizations such as Rock Ventures, NF Forward, and the Gilbert Family Foundation. “I had a low number of loans when I graduated. If not for that scholarship, I would not have been financially stable after graduation or able to pursue the Detroit fellowship.”
A first-generation college student, Kyndia Riley plans to teach and mentor younger children who lack access to resources for quality care and a good education. “Attending school with minimum costs is a true blessing, and I cannot imagine where I would be without scholarship assistance,” Riley said.
With graduate fellowship support, Darius Carter is pursuing his doctoral degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. His undergraduate studies included participating in research with engineering professors Hilary Bart-Smith and Eric Loth and now he’s a graduate research assistant in the Fluid-Structure Interaction Lab. Working with his advisor, engineering professor Daniel Quinn, Carter continues to thrive at UVA. “UVA is really good at making sure that whatever you want to do, you have the opportunity to do here,” Carter said.
Pledge in support of students
Director of Development for University Scholarships