Foundation Scholarships and Awards
Scholarship and Award Application Process and Materials
EHD students may self-nominate or EHD faculty may nominate students for the listed opportunities. Nomination materials are due in early January each year through AcademicWorks (an online scholarship management system) and students are informed of decisions in late March. Should you receive an award, scholarship, or fellowship from the Foundation, you will be expected to write a note of appreciation to living donors.
Electronic Application Form
Students must complete an electronic application form via AcademicWorks and indicate the award/scholarship(s) for which they would like to be considered. The application period starts in mid-November and ends in early January.
A hard copy of what is included in the application form, is linked here for your reference as you are preparing application materials.
Please note: The form requires students to provide the name and email address of a UVA employee (e.g., faculty, staff, supervisor) who has agreed to write a recommendation for the student should the award/scholarship require one. Students should reach out to their desired recommender before submitting this form. See recommendation guidelines tab for more information.
AcademicWorks Application System
Please complete the School of Education Scholarships and Awards application under the ‘My Applications’ tab within the AcademicWorks system.
A recommendation must be submitted on behalf of the student by a UVA faculty or staff member for most awards*. The recommendation should speak to the merits of the student and specifically address, in detail, how the student meets the criteria for the award/scholarship(s). Recommendations weigh heavily in the scholarship/award decision process.
Upon submitting the application form, an email from “University of Virginia Scholarships” will be sent to the recommender’s email address indicated in the form. The email includes a link that will allow them to complete their recommendation. Bi-weekly reminders will be sent to the recommender until the recommendation is submitted.
*Recommendations are not required for the Asa B. Johnson Scholarship, Snyder Crumpacker Graduate Fellowship, Dr. R. Stevens Nichols Endowed Scholarship, Brenda Holliday Lloyd Award, and Jessie C. Carpenter Award.
How to Request a Recommendation
If a student needs assistance regarding how to ask someone for a recommendation, they should reach out to the Office of Education Career Services.
UVA Scholarships and Grants
The UVA Student Financial Services office has a comprehensive list of additional funding and grants available to all UVA students.Student Financial Services Scholarships and Grants Page
Department and Program-Specific Awards
Additional Foundation awards and scholarships are also granted at the department and program level. View opportunities from your department, below.
Awards for Students in CISE
View the current list of awards and criteria for students in Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education (CISE) program areas:
AcademicWorks Application System
Please complete your application for CISE department-specific awards via the AcademicWorks system. For questions about CISE-specific awards, reach out to the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education.
Awards for Students in EDLF
View the current list of awards and criteria for students in Education Leadership, Foundations, & Policy (EDLF) program areas:
All awards, scholarships, and fellowships from the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy require faculty nomination. If you would like to be nominated for a departmental or school honor, please speak with your faculty advisor.
Please note that students who are nominated by a faculty member to receive an award, scholarship, or fellowship may be asked to complete a form with their academic honors, co-curricular activities, and publications.
Contact the EDLF department for questions about EDLF-specific awards.
Awards for Students in EDHS
View the current list of awards and criteria for students in Human Services (EDHS) program areas:
Some scholarships/fellowships are restricted to students in specific programs within the Human Services Department.
All awards, scholarships, and fellowships from the Department of Human Services require faculty nomination. If you would like to be nominated for a departmental or school honor, please speak with your faculty advisor. All nominations are due by January 22 (funds to be awarded the following academic year).
Contact the EDHS department for questions about EDHS-specific awards.
Awards for Students in KINE
View the current list of awards and criteria for students in Kinesiology (KINE) program areas:
Some scholarships/fellowships are restricted to students in specific programs in the Kinesiology Department.
If you have been notified that you have been nominated for a Kinesiology award, download and deliver this completed Student Information Form to the Kinesiology department at the Student Health and Wellness Center, 550 Brandon Ave, Room 340C.
Contact the Kinesiology department for questions about Kinesiology-specific awards.
For questions about the application process and requirements for any of the EHD-wide awards, please reach out to Blaire Cholewa.
The information provided on the School of Education and Human Development's website regarding financial aid is intended for reference purposes only. While we strive to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information presented, it is important to note that this information should not be construed as a guarantee of funding.
Financial aid availability and eligibility may be subject to various factors, including but not limited to changes in federal or state regulations, institutional policies, funding availability, and individual qualifications. The information provided on these pages may change, and it is recommended that you verify the accuracy of details with the appropriate department administrator.