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


Sneha Krish

Master of all

Merit-based scholarships helped a recent graduate prove her detractors wrong and graduate with a dual degree, a multitude of extracurricular passions and a bright future as a doctor and health care advocate.

Meet Sneha
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
Giovanni Knight

Return on investment

A School of Business alumna found her place at VCU and flourished academically and personally. When her family could no longer support her financially, scholarships helped her stay on track for graduation.

Meet Giovanni
Shivam Gulhar

Perfect vision

A medical student’s scholarships gave him the sense of financial security he needed to freely explore his interests and choose his medical specialty based on the patients he will serve, not the salary he will earn.

Meet Shivam