Foundation Scholarships and Awards
Nomination Process and Materials
EHD faculty may nominate students or EHD students may self-nominate for the listed opportunities. Nomination materials are due in early January each year and students are informed of decisions in mid-to-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 and indicate the award/scholarship(s) for which they would like to be considered. The link to the nomination form will be sent out via EHD communication mechanisms (e.g., EHD-student listserv, Canvas announcements) by early November each year. A nominating faculty member may also send the link directly to a student.
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 letter of recommendation for the student should the award/scholarship require a letter. Students should reach out to their desired recommender before submitting this form.
Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation must be submitted on behalf of the student by a UVA faculty or staff member for most awards*. The letter should speak to the merits of the student and specifically address, in detail, how the student meets the criteria for the award/scholarship(s). Letters weigh heavily in the scholarship/award decision process.
Upon submitting the application form, an email from “from “Dana Stanley via Smartsheet” will be sent to the recommender’s email address indicated in the form. The email includes a link that will allow them to upload the recommendation letter. Bi-weekly reminders will be sent to the recommender until the letter is submitted.
The student will receive an email from “Dana Stanley via Smartsheet” once the letter of recommendation has been uploaded by the recommender.
*Letter of recommendation is not required for the Asa B. Johnson, Jr., Scholarship, the Jessie C. Carpenter Award, and the Snyder-Crumpacker Graduate Fellowship
How to Request a Letter of Recommendation
If a student needs assistance regarding how to ask someone for a letter of 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:
Students in CISE can self-nominate themselves for any of these awards. The self-nomination form for these awards is available online. The process requires an endorsement/nomination from an EHD faculty member. Request this endorsement prior to beginning the online form, as you will be asked who will endorse you.
CISE students, the deadline for self-nomination is December 9 (funds to be awarded the following academic year).
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.
For questions about the application process and requirements for any of the EHD-wide awards, please reach out to Blaire Cholewa.
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