For Our Students

UVA students on the fist day of classes

For Our Students

Today's students are tomorrow's leaders. With your support, our promising students gain a greater understanding of the world.


Help dreams come to life.

Open doors to higher education for deserving students, many of whom hope to become first-generation college graduates. Gifts for scholarships and student experience provide financial security, educational enrichment, and a solid foundation from which students can achieve their highest goals. 

Strategic matching funds are being used to support two of the University’s highest priorities—recruiting top prospective students and increasing access and affordability for undergraduate students. UVA’s strategic investment provides additional funds that will match gifts supporting three scholarship programs: Bicentennial Scholarships, Blue Ridge Scholars, and University Achievement Awards


  • Scholarships
    Paying for college can be daunting. UVA will overcome this challenge for students who qualify for admission but can't afford to attend. Not only does the University admit students based on their achievements and promise—not their ability to pay—we're committed to meeting 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated financial need. This commitment requires need-based scholarships and funding for AccessUVA, the University's financial aid program.
  • Student Experience
    It's this place, this community. The UVA student experience is unlike any other. Help us continue providing students with the most rewarding and powerful educational experiences anywhere. The University engages students in life-changing ways, providing all students opportunities for exceptional learning experiences.
  • Health & Wellness
    We promote a healthy educational experience that helps students thrive, allowing them to succeed academically at UVA and throughout their lives. The new Student Health & Wellness Center, completed in 2021, provides a comprehensive approach to total wellness.