L. Douglas Wilder Merit Scholarship Endowment

This merit-based scholarship grew out of proceeds from two events honoring L. Douglas Wilder, the nation’s first elected African-American governor, who served from 1990 to 1994. Preference is given to students in their first years of a degree program.

  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be a full-time student in Fall semester at the time of awarding in any of the Wilder School’s degree programs
  • Merit-based award
  • Is renewable until graduation as long as the recipient continues as a full-time student in good academic standing

VCU Foundation
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write an essay describing why you are deserving of this scholarship.