Scholarships are available to VCU students who are interested in and involved in community engagement.
The VCU Community Engagement Scholarship
The VCU Community Engagement Scholarship is funded by ARAMARK Educational Services, LLC and Marianne Burns Brown Memorial Scholarship. VCU values students who exemplify the positive outcomes of the collaboration between higher education and the greater community for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources. Multiple scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded.
VCU Excellence in Community Services Scholarship
The VCU Excellence in Community Service Scholarship is sponsored with proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation-related items through the Balfour Company. VCU values students who lead through their commitment to service on campus and within the community. The amount of this scholarship award is $2,500.
Undergraduate Fellowships for Community Engaged and Translational Research
The DCE and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) fund three undergraduate community-engaged research fellowship awards for research projects mentored by VCU faculty and carried out in collaboration with a community partner. Proposals for this fellowship should include a community-engaged research project that creates and disseminates knowledge or creative expression with the goal of contributing to the discipline and strengthening the well-being of the community. Each fellowship award includes $1,500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.
Randi Buerlein Scholarship
The Randi Buerlein Service-Learning Scholarship at VCU was established in 2013 upon the retirement of Ms. Randi Buerlein in honor of her commitment to international service-learning. This scholarship is designed to support VCU students who intend to participate in service-learning projects abroad.