When you contribute $1 million or more for need-based, undergraduate scholarships and fulfill the commitment within five years, the University will double your gift.
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.
UVA will match gifts of $100,000 ($50,000 for UVA-Wise) that are fully paid within five years for new endowments to support need- and merit-based scholarships, including those for student-athletes and graduate students.
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.
Director of Development for University Scholarships