Invest In Me

Invest in student experiences

At VCU, we provide an educational experience unlike any other. Our students take a hands-on approach to learning, translating ideas into action to address real-world challenges while advancing their intellectual, professional and personal development.

The VCU Student Life and Learning Fund, part of the Invest in Me campaign, helps students afford opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom through enriching, career-focused civic engagement, travel, mentoring, internships, field research and more.

Your investment in these opportunities empowers our students to build on what they learn in the classroom by putting it into practice in the community.

Ellen Stuart-Haentjens

Turning the tide

Scholarships helped a young scientist balance new motherhood with her work to mitigate climate change. The extra funds helped her purchase top-of-the-line equipment to elevate her field research on wetland carbon storage.

Meet Ellen
Maryum Elnasseh

Speaking out

An experiential learning award enabled an aspiring investigative journalist and human rights advocate to study under established international journalists as part of a study-abroad program in the Czech Republic.

Meet Maryum
Jeff Warner

Leading the way

Scholarships gave a health administration student freedom to take on unpaid internships and volunteer experiences that fueled his passion for breaking down the silos that divide health care practitioners to promote collaborative care.

Meet Jeff
Alexa van Aartrijk

Seniors citizen

Thanks to a scholarship that reduced her need to work as a student, a gerontology graduate dedicated her free time outside of class to putting her education into practice as a volunteer with organizations that serve older adults.

Meet Alexa