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VCU Scholarships

EA scholarships

The Global Education Office offers a number of funding opportunities to encourage VCU students to pursue a portion of their academic studies abroad.  Students may apply for these scholarships through the RAMS Scholarship HUB here, by searching for the individual scholarship name in the search bar.  Any questions about scholarship applications should be directed to Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged share their experience abroad at a number of VCU Education Abroad sponsored events upon return.

Summer and Fall 2023 scholarships are now closed. The scholarship cycle for Spring 2024 study abroad participants will open in August 2023.

Dr. Bernard Moitt Barbados Study Abroad Scholarship (award estimate: $2,000)
The Dr. Bernard Moitt Barbados Study Abroad Scholarship was established in 2019 by Dr. Bernard Moitt, Professor of History in VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences to support student participation in VCU's longest-running faculty-led study abroad program, Barbados: Atlantic History and Culture.  Dr. Moitt has directed the summer study abroad program to Barbados for over 20 years and established this scholarship to support student participation in the program among diverse students with high financial need.  Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated interest in equality, diversity, or social/racial justice for members of the African American, Latinx, AAPI, and/or Native American communities by participating in appropriate community activities, social groups, student clubs, or organizations that support this focus.

Dorothy Meyers Wizer Study in Israel Scholarship (2023 award estimate: $1,100)
The Dorothy Meyers Wizer Study in Israel Scholarship was established in 1999 and amended in 2022 to support student participation in academic credit bearing study abroad experiences in Israel.  The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need, as determined by the VCU Global Education Office, who participate in an approved education abroad program where the primary country of study is Israel. Eligibility criteria: 2.0 GPA, strong academic merit, financial need, and study abroad intent. 
Presidential International Education Award (award estimate: $1000)
The Presidential International Education Award was established at VCU in 1988 to allow one or two students each year to have sufficient resources to study abroad for one or two semesters.  This award is open to undergraduates in any major who demonstrate a commitment to international education, and is available to students participating on virtual programs as well.  Preference is given to applicants from the College of Humanities and Sciences or the School of Business and to those applicants planning a private sector career.   

Airfare Voucher Award (award funds round trip airfare minus taxes and fees)
The Airfare Voucher Award was established on behalf of VCU students through the VCU Office of Procurement Services.  This award program uses the Delta Bonus SkyMiles the university accrues and donates them to students to support study abroad.  The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students in any major.

Randi Buerlein Scholarship (this scholarship is not available for the Spring 2023 scholarship cycle)
The Randi Buerlein Service-Learning Scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University was established in 2013 upon the retirement of Ms. Randi Buerlein in honor of her commitment to international service-learning. Ms. Buerlein directed education abroad programs to the Dominican Republic and Ghana during her tenure as a faculty member in the School of Social Work.  This scholarship is designed to support VCU students who have demonstrated a commitment to community engagement through past participation in service-learning, or who have had significant community service involvement while at VCU and may be used for virtual or in-person programs.


VCU departmental scholarships

Other scholarships are provided to VCU students from various university schools and departments. Please review the full list of scholarships for more information. Many of these are only open one time per year, so planning ahead is always advisable.