Scholarships and Grants

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.

Merit Scholarships (incoming First-Time Freshmen/Transfers Fall 2017)

First-Time Freshmen


Presidential Scholarship – $16,000 $12,000 – 3.4 & above
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students recognizing their quality academic preparation. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to renew this scholarship.
Dean’s Scholarship – $15,000 $11,000 – 3.0-3.99
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students recognizing their quality academic preparation and is renewable on an annual basis.
Founders Scholarship – $13,000 $10,000 – 2.5-2.99
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students recognizing their quality academic preparation and is renewable on an annual basis.
Horizon Scholarship – $8,000 $5,000 – 2.0-2.49
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students recognizing their quality academic preparation and is renewable on an annual basis.

Averett University Assistance Grant 
Full-time undergraduate students with proven financial need who complete and submit the FAFSA application maybe eligible.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 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: $1,000 (resident students), $500 (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

Private Scholarships 
Scholarships are awarded based on criteria such as academic achievement, citizenship, degree program, or special skills and talents. Students will be automatically considered for all privately endowed Averett Scholarships. 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. Preview our private scholarship list.

National Bonner Leader Scholarship

High school seniors with a heart for service are invited to apply for the nationally-acclaimed four-year leadership program. If accepted National Bonner Leaders receive a $1,200 annual stipend, which may or may not include federal work study. An online application opens every January. More information about this prestigious scholarship is available here.

Federal Grants

Pell Grant
Undergraduate students with proven financial need may be eligible. The amount of this award is up to $5,815 for 2016-2017. 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.

Federal TEACH Grant: You may qualify for this grant if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low income area. Please click here for additional information.

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 (2017-18: $3,300). Download an Application and return it to Averett by July 31, 2017.

Two-Year College Transfer Grant
Be a first-time entering freshman no earlier than summer 2007. Be a full-time undergraduate in-state studentCompleted 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 12,000, or less. An application must be completed by clicking here. 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.

Click here for additional Scholarship list for Students