The Ridley Scholarship Family of Funds seeks to attract and retain the nation’s most credible African-American students to the University of Virginia. Ridley provides a number of scholarships for African-American students across the course of their UVA career. While most Ridley Scholarships are for incoming first-year students, there are selected awards reserved for upper-class students who distinguish themselves as exceptional students at the University.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
The chosen Ridley Scholars demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership activities, and community service.
Typical winners come from the top 5% of their class, excel in a number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, and score in at least the 90th percentile on the SAT or ACT.
In addition, these students are involved in their schools and communities, leading student organizations and immersing themselves in service projects. Students who receive these awards (and maintain good grades) are eligible to receive up to eight semesters of support.
There is no application process for first-year scholarships. Candidacy is based on a student’s application to the University.