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Traditional Students

Merit Scholarships and Need-Based Grants are offered to students as part of the undergraduate admissions process. These awards assume that students will maintain continuous full-time enrollment and are only valid for the number of terms normally required to earn an undergraduate degree. The scholarship amounts are set as part of the admissions process and are not increased during the student's enrollment at Averett.

If a scholarship is renewable and the student maintains the required Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, the scholarship will be renewed automatically. They are not available during the summer.

The University reserves the right to cancel or reduce the scholarship of any student found guilty of disciplinary or honor code violations.

Presidential Scholarship – $15,000
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students who have displayed very strong academics as well as extracurricular activities and is renewable on an annual basis. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to receive this scholarship.

Dean’s Scholarship – $13,000
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students with strong college preparatory coursework and is renewable on annual basis.

Founders Scholarship – $10,000
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students recognizing their quality academic preparation and is renewable on an annual basis.

Horizon Scholarship - $4,000
This merit-based scholarship is based on an evaluation of academic performance and is renewable on an annual basis.

Averett University Assistance Grant
Full-time undergraduate students with proven financial need are eligible. This award is available to all applicants who complete and submit the FAFSA.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Scholarships in the amount of $1000 are awarded to community college students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Students must be enrolled in a Traditional Program. Scholarships may be renewed with a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or above.

Ministerial Tuition Discounts
Full-time students who are sons or daughters of ministers or students preparing for church-related vocations are eligible for this renewable award. Amount: $400 (resident students), $200 (commuters).

Graduate of Merit Scholarship
Pittsylvania County Graduates of Merit may qualify for a $500 annual scholarship. To learn more about the Pittsylvania County Graduate of Merit program visit PSCB Graduate of Merit Program at

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia is pleased to announce the availability of 55 scholarships for graduating high school seniors and adult learners pursuing post secondary education opportunities.  A letter has been sent to you with a list of the scholarships that students in your school or district may be eligible for.

The Community Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility criteria and application forms can be accessed on the Foundation's web site: Completed application materials will be due to the Foundation on or before March 6, 2013.  A receipt deadline will be observed.

Private Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded based on criteria such as academic achievement, citizenship, or special skills and talents. Students will be automatically considered for all privately endowed Averett Scholarships. No additional application is required. Preview our private scholarship list.

The Financial Services Office will award private scholarships based on the student's admission and enrollment information. An application is not required as selections for the private scholarships are based on matching the criteria of the scholarship with the recipient.

Federal Grants
Pell Grant
Undergraduate students with proven financial need may be eligible. The amount of this award is up to
$5,645. A FAFSA must be completed and filed to be eligible.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Full-time or half-time undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who could not attend university otherwise are eligible. Amount: $200-$4,000. Eligibility for this grant is determined by completing the FAFSA.


State Grants
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)
Full-time domiciled residents of Virginia attending a private university in Virginia are eligible. Amount: Determined each year by Virginia's General Assembly (2014-15: $3,100). Download an application and return it to Averett prior to July 31.

Two-Year College Transfer Grant
Be a first-time entering freshman no earlier than summer 2007. Be a full-time undergraduate in-state student. Completed an Associate’s degree at a Virginia two-year public institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Complete the FAFSA and have financial need: defined as a federally calculated EFC of 8,000, or less. For students first gaining eligibility as of fall 2012, the maximum EFC is 9,000. For students first gaining eligibility as of fall 2013, the maximum EFC is 12,000. Maximum annual standard award is $1,000 ($500 per term). Additional $1,000 ($500 per term) for students enrolled into a degree program in: engineering, mathematics, nursing, teaching, or science.  


Outside Scholarships
Many free scholarship search services on the Web provide information on scholarships available nationwide. Visit these free scholarship search sources. Please note: students must report all sources of aid to Averett's financial aid office.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha is a non-profit Service Organization.  The ESA Foundation offers numerous scholarships and grants each year.  In 2012 they awarded 200 scholarships/grants for a total of $217,000  with recipients from all states and internationally.  The youngest recipient was 14 and the oldest 50.  There were 3 Virginia students awarded scholarships in 2012, several of whom earned more than one. This year the applications will be made online through   ESA Foundation Scholarships and Grants  The site is open now for searching and applying.  The deadline for applications is Feb 1, 2013.  There are currently 41 scholarships/grants available to Virginia residents  (some are only valid in specific states).  These are for undergraduate and graduate school studies.

AES Scholarship: are pleased to present five $1,000 scholarships to students currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university and who are majoring in a state-approved special education or related service program. All qualifying majors can be viewed on the Rules/Eligibility page. The application process is totally online, making things quick and easy. In order to apply, candidates must first register for a FREE membership with Then applicants will be able to complete the online application form, upload transcripts and send in their essay for consideration. To learn more about what offers education job seekers, please visit the homepage at Deadline for all applications is November 1, 2013.

IÍm First Scholarship: Ten first-year college students who beat the odds to become the first in their family to attend college have been awarded Center for Student Opportunity's I'm First Scholarship, a $4,000 award. Along with 24 previous scholarship winners already in college, these students share their personal stories, chronicle their college experiences, and offer advice to aspiring first-generation college students, Homepage.

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