Student Enrichment Fund

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The UVA Parents Fund provides Student Enrichment Fund grants to current undergraduates who lack the resources to participate in professional development and academic enrichment experiences, such as J-Term classes, studying abroad, extracurricular program fees, conferences, and internships.

Student Enrichment Fund grants are considered on a rolling basis and are contingent upon the availability of funds. 


All UVA undergraduates with demonstrated need who are in good financial standing with the University and have an unblemished disciplinary record are eligible to apply for an SEF Grant. In addition:

  • SEF grants cannot be used to supplement University tuition costs during the regular academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).

  • Proposed enrichment experience must take place prior to applicant’s graduation.

  • Applications are evaluated on a first come, first served basis and submission does not guarantee funding.

  • Priority will be given to first-time SEF applicants.

Application Process & Requirements

To apply, please email the following documents to:

  1. Personal Statement: A one-page statement explaining the anticipated academic and/or professional impact of this opportunity. Please include your contact information (including phone number).

  2. Budget: A detailed and well-researched budget that includes expenses and/or projected amount requested, as well as student’s projected contribution to total outlay.

  3. Recommendation: A letter of support from a UVA professor or advisor advocating for this educational experience on the student’s behalf.

  4. Impact Statement: If your receive an SEF Grant: All SEF grant recipients are required write an Impact Statement upon completion of project or trip.

For questions about Student Enrichment Fund grants, please email: