Invest In Me

Invest in student scholarships

People come to VCU from every imaginable walk of life to achieve their dreams, making our student body the most diverse of any university in Virginia. We believe a VCU education should be within reach of anyone motivated enough to pursue one.

Your support for the Invest in Me campaign helps fund scholarships that reward excellence and achievement; open doors to opportunity and eliminate barriers to access; and nurture talent across every field from the performing arts, social work and athletics to medicine, math, engineering and beyond.

Your investment in scholarships at VCU can make a college degree accessible for any student, helping them stay the course through graduation. You can eliminate or reduce a student’s need to work and help them focus on studying instead. Most importantly, you can show a student that they are where they belong, that they are supported and that someone believes in them.

Making a gift in one of the campaign’s three priority areas of Excellence, Opportunity or Talent provides money that can go to students today to have an immediate impact on their lives. 

To support students in perpetuity with an endowed scholarship in the campus area of your choice, contact Chad Krouse, Ed.D. (Ed.D.’18/E), assistant vice president for University Development, at (804) 828-2346 or


Jaelin Vaughn

Above and beyond

An ambitious business student juggled the responsibilities of his extracurricular involvement while maintaining an impressive GPA. His hard work earned him a scholarship, bringing financial relief and a sense of recognition.

Meet Jaelin
Rachel Easter

Living the dream

The high cost of medical school is a risky undertaking for a nontraditional student whose family depends on them, but scholarships reduced this aspiring doctor’s need for student loans and fueled her drive to succeed.

Meet Rachel
Armita Kabirpour

Following her heart

A School of Medicine alumna set a goal of gaining as much experience in the operating room as possible to boost her chances of securing a competitive residency assignment after graduation. Scholarships made it possible.

Meet Armita
Clay May


With personal grit and support from scholarships, a nontraditional dentistry student changed the course of his life. Now he provides dental care that improves the lives of in-need patients in underserved communities.

Meet Clay