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Student scholarships now available

We’re looking for future conservation leaders.

Student scholarships now available.

The Conservation Conference is an opportunity for students to join with and learn from leaders in corporate social responsibility, environmental health and safety, government agencies and NGOs – all working to create and maintain healthy ecosystems.

A limited number of scholarships are provided by several corporate sponsors so apply early!

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Scholarship Opportunities for Biology Majors

The Department of Biology has four merit-based scholarships that it awards each year to continuing students majoring in Biology.  For more information and to apply, visit https://vcu.academicworks.com/ and search enter “Biology” as your search term.  The deadline to apply for these scholarships is February 28th!  The applications require that you submit a resume, a copy of your transcripts, and an essay.  You MUST also have a faculty member write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  You should contact your potential recommender as soon as possible to give them adequate time to prepare your recommendation before the February 28th deadline.

If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application requirements, please contact Dr. Joseph Battistelli (battistellij@vcu.edu) in the Department of Biology.  If you have any questions about how to use the Academic Works system or difficulties with the application process, please contact Caitlin Hanbury (cshanbury@vcu.edu) in the Dean’s office of the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Awards and Scholarships from the Global Education Office

The Global Education Office is pleased to announce the following awards and scholarship opportunities available to students:

VCU Education Abroad Incentive Awards

The VCU Education Abroad office is offering three easy ways to receive a $500 award to be used for studying abroad:

1) Be one of the first 20 to enroll in VCU programs at one of the following locations:

  • American College of Greece in Athens, Greece
  • Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy
  • Fudan University in Shanghai, China
  • University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • University of Cordoba in Cordoba, Spain

2) Be one of the first 20 to enroll in the International Consulting Program through the School of Business:

  • University of Cordoba in Cordoba, Spain
  • American College of Greece in Athens, Greece
  • Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) in Würzburg/Schweinfurt, Germany

3) Be one of the first 10 to enroll in any short term program (winter break, spring break, or summer) administered by the Global Education Office.

Randi Buerlein Scholarship

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 intend to participate in service-learning projects abroad.

Eligible students will meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA (cumulative)
    • Participate in a service-learning program abroad

Access the Randi Buerlein Scholarship

Presidential International Education Award

The Presidential International Education Award was established in 1988 to increase opportunities for undergraduate students at VCU to internationalize their education.  This award is open to undergraduates in any major with a commitment to international education.


Eligible students will meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA (cumulative)
    • Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate
    • Participate in an approved program abroad
    • Register the academic program with VCU Education Abroad prior to departure

Want to get started?  Attend a First Advising Session in our office Monday through Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the 4th floor of 912 W. Grace Street.