Our Opportunities

Welcome to Radford University’s Foundation Scholarship Portal!

Below you will find a listing of our foundation scholarships (scholarships created by donors to our University). If available, brief information about these scholarships and their qualifications will be included. Please note that this list is for informational purposes only. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors.

The 2021-2022 application will open November 2, 2020 and will close February 5, 2021.

Prospective Students–Admitted students may be considered for many of our foundation scholarships. Access to this scholarship portal may take 1-2 days after the initial log in to the University portal. Interested students should complete the general application and may also apply for appropriate apply-to scholarship opportunities (scholarships that require an extra step beyond the general application) that show up as available once the general application has been submitted. Although the foundation scholarship application closes Feb. 5th 2021, incoming students who have missed this deadline may still be considered for a group of foundation scholarships managed by Enrollment Management regardless of application submission.


All Students – Many of Radford’s scholarships are need-based and require students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please remember to complete the FAFSA on or after October 1, 2020. For maximum scholarship consideration, please make every effort to submit your FAFSA well before the February 5th, 2021 scholarship deadline, so that your financial aid eligibility may be included as a part of your application.

Application Timeline and Process

  • The 2021-2022 General Application will open on November 2nd and close on February 5th.
  • To apply, you must sign in with the same user name and password you use to access your Radford University login portal.
  • When the general application is open, you will be able to complete and submit a new application or make changes and update the one you previously submitted.
  • After submitting your general application, you can see your application status on your dashboard. If your status is not listed as “submitted,” you have not fully completed your application.
  • Your general application will show as an icon, which you may open and continue to edit until the deadline.
  • After submitting your general application, you may see additional scholarship opportunities for which you have been matched. These apply-to opportunities are scholarships that require additional information from you beyond the general application. (Please note: you will not be able to see which scholarships your application has been auto-matched with and qualifying/matching with any scholarship opportunity does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.)
  • You may also view the entire list of scholarships by going to the opportunities tab and click on the “Ours” option from the drop down box. Those that have the black apply-to buttons beside them require an extra step to be considered. If you were not matched with an apply-to scholarship from the master list, something in your application or academic background does not match the scholarship.
  • If you are selected to receive a scholarship for 2021-2022, you will receive an email notification from foundscholar@radford.edu to your Radford email account in April 2021.
  • After April, keep a check on your Radford University email or view the portal for additional scholarship opportunities. New scholarships as well as scholarships that may need to be re-awarded may be awarded anytime throughout the year.

Sign-in to apply
When the general application is open, click the sign-in button on this page and enter your Radford University login credentials.

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Uploading Documents
If you are asked to upload a resume, essay, or any other supporting documentation, please know that the system will not allow for punctuation (commas, apostrophes and periods) to be used in the file name e.g.(my.name.Resume.2020). Using punctuation will cause an error in trying to upload any of these supporting documents. Rename any file that includes these and don’t forget to click “Save and Keep Editing” after you select the file you wish to upload. Clicking “Finish and Submit” will submit your completed application for consideration.

Letters of Recommendation
Any letters of recommendation come directly to the scholarship portal and will not be sent to you directly.

Renewals
Most foundation scholarships require re-application each year. If you are currently receiving a foundation scholarship, be sure to re-apply if you are returning for the following academic year. You must also continue to meet minimum requirements for the scholarship you have received.

For More Information
Contact Cherie Durbin, Scholarship Coordinator in Advancement and University Relations: cdurbin2@radford.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Academic Excellence Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Presidential Tuition Scholarship
Presidential Tuition Scholarship
Presidential Tuition Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Transfer Excellence Scholarship
Transfer Excellence Scholarship
Transfer Excellence Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies RU Test Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Commonwealth Care--Social Work
The Commonwealth Care Social Work scholarship was created to support students in the School of Social Work in the Waldron College of Health and...
The Commonwealth Care Social Work scholarship was created to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Mary Brigid Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1985 as a memorial to a dedicated teacher. Dr. Gallagher was a professor in the Speech department and was well...
This scholarship was established in 1985 as a memorial to a dedicated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies DUPLICATE DO NOT USE--Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund
Joyce Esterhuizen created this scholarship for Radford University student athletes. The scholarship contacts are Mr. and Mrs. William Esterhuizen
Joyce Esterhuizen created this scholarship for Radford University...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Melanie Jessee Cardell Scholarship
Applicant must be pursuing a graduate degree and/or licensure in Literacy Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The scholarship contact is Dr....
Applicant must be pursuing a graduate degree and/or licensure in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A. Victor Thomas Recreation & Leisure Services Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established in honor of House of Representatives Delegate A. Victor Thomas in 1990. Delegate Thomas was known for his...
This scholarship fund was established in honor of House of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies AASIS Scholarship in Honor of Rosemary A. Middleton
The Appalachian Arts and Studies in the Schools Program (AASIS) was established in 2000. Mentors from Radford University are assigned to Southwest...
The Appalachian Arts and Studies in the Schools Program (AASIS) was...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Alber-Winslow Scholarship Fund
Margaret F. Winslow `63, and her husband, Herbert F. Alber established this scholarship to assist deserving Radford University students with the...
Margaret F. Winslow `63, and her husband, Herbert F. Alber established...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Albert Carlot Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Fernande Gard created this scholarship in memory of her Grandfather. Dr. Gard was a retired Radford University Professor. She was recognized as...
Dr. Fernande Gard created this scholarship in memory of her Grandfather....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Albert Gard Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Fernande Gard created this scholarship in memory of her brother. Dr. Gard was a retired Radford University Professor. She was recognized as a...
Dr. Fernande Gard created this scholarship in memory of her brother. Dr....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Albig Family Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics
Dr. David Albig, Professor Emeritus, former Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and his wife Dr. Pegeen Albig, retired Professor...
Dr. David Albig, Professor Emeritus, former Chair of the Department of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Alice B. Killen Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Linda Killen, a Professor Emeritus of History at Radford University, established this scholarship in memory of her mother, Alice Killen. ...
Dr. Linda Killen, a Professor Emeritus of History at Radford University,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Alice Page Winfrey ’46 Memorial Scholarship
Ms. Brenda Mullane `78 created this scholarship in memory of her Mother, Alice Page Winfrey `46. She wanted to assist students majoring in...
Ms. Brenda Mullane `78 created this scholarship in memory of her Mother,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Alleghany Foundation Nursing Scholarship
The Alleghany Foundation created this scholarship to assist Radford University students who are majoring in Nursing. The scholarship contact is Ms....
The Alleghany Foundation created this scholarship to assist Radford...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
Varies Alliant Techsystems at RFAAP Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Radford University alumni employed by Alliant Techsystems at Radford Army Ammunition Plant have united for a common purpose of providing assistance...
Radford University alumni employed by Alliant Techsystems at Radford...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Allstate Scholarship
This scholarship was set up to provide funding for students with a major in the College of Business and Economics, and to provide scholarship...
This scholarship was set up to provide funding for students with a major...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Alpha Sigma Tau Scholarship
This scholarship was created to benefit members of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. Christina Covington, 1990 graduate and the National President of Alpha...
This scholarship was created to benefit members of Alpha Sigma Tau...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Alumni Student Scholarship
This scholarship was developed for students who have demonstrated leadership through participation in extracurricular activities which promote...
This scholarship was developed for students who have demonstrated...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Andrew W. Ross Endowed Photography Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Andrew Ross. Mr. Ross began teaching photography at Radford University in 2014. He had to step down from...
This scholarship was created in honor of Andrew Ross. Mr. Ross began...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Ann M. Rice '79 Memorial Scholarship for Women's Tennis
Donor contacts: Kathe Rice Stanley and Patricia Rice Hunter. Criteria: a. A member of the Women’s Tennis Team in good academic...
Donor contacts: Kathe Rice Stanley and Patricia Rice...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Anna & Ruth Cronise Scholarship
This award was established by two sisters, Anna and Ruth Cronise. They were alumni of Radford College and felt the need to give back some of what...
This award was established by two sisters, Anna and Ruth Cronise. They...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Annie Laura Leftwich Sayers Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Annie Leftwich Sayers for deserving students of Radford University. Mrs. Sayers was a member of the Society of...
This scholarship was created by Annie Leftwich Sayers for deserving...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Arney Dalton Scottish Rite Graduate Fellowship in Language Disorders
The Scottish Rite Foundation has established this fellowship for graduate students in the Radford University Department of Communication Sciences...
The Scottish Rite Foundation has established this fellowship for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Arthur & Linda Pape Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Donald Dedmon
Art and Linda Pape established this scholarship in honor of Dr. Donald N. Dedmon, 4th President of Radford University. The scholarship will assist...
Art and Linda Pape established this scholarship in honor of Dr. Donald...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Arthur R. & Pinkie Giesen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Arthur and Pinkie Giesen and their friends in honor of Mrs. Giesen. Mr. Giesen originally named the scholarship...
This scholarship was established by Arthur and Pinkie Giesen and their...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Artis Distinguished Scholars Scholarship
Mrs. Nancy Eisenhart Artis is a 1973 Radford University graduate and is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors. She is a former member of...
Mrs. Nancy Eisenhart Artis is a 1973 Radford University graduate and is...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Artis Endowed Scholarship
Mrs. Nancy Eisenhart Artis is a 1973 Radford University graduate and is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors. She is a former member of...
Mrs. Nancy Eisenhart Artis is a 1973 Radford University graduate and is...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies AT&T Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1985 through the AT&T Company in order to provide financial assistance for needy and deserving students, with...
This scholarship was established in 1985 through the AT&T Company in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Avery & Bea Yates McClanahan Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Charlene M. Lutes, Professor Emeritus of Biology and genetics, established this endowment to support a Radford student pursuing a major in the...
Dr. Charlene M. Lutes, Professor Emeritus of Biology and genetics,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Avery, Keeton, Carper Memorial Scholarship
Byrd Lochtie decided to create this endowment in memory of her mother, Mary Louise Steele Avery and her friends, Hilda Shipley Carper and Doris...
Byrd Lochtie decided to create this endowment in memory of her mother,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Award for Excellence in the Department of English
This scholarship was originated in 1982 by Lindsay McFadyen and several other members of the English department. Together, the faculty pooled their...
This scholarship was originated in 1982 by Lindsay McFadyen and several...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies BB&T Scholarship
BB&T has been in partnership with Radford University since 2005. They created this scholarship to recognize and support students pursuing a degree...
BB&T has been in partnership with Radford University since 2005. They...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Bernice Odell Phillips Dailey Scholarship
This fund was established by Mary Dailey Phillips,’50, in memory of her mother Bernice Odell Phillips Dailey, a 1915 graduate of Radford College....
This fund was established by Mary Dailey Phillips,’50, in memory of her...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
The Radford University Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma created this endowment in 2008. They wanted to provide scholarships for members of Beta Gamma...
The Radford University Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma created this...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Beth Carlson Nelson Scholarship
In honor of her many years of dedication and commitment to enhancing the field of education, a scholarship fund was established in the name of Dr....
In honor of her many years of dedication and commitment to enhancing the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Bethany Lorraine Rooker Dance Scholarship
Mr. Greg Rooker, former Foundation Board of Directors member and his wife, Mrs. Fran Rooker `79 endowed this scholarship in 2007 in memory of Mr....
Mr. Greg Rooker, former Foundation Board of Directors member and his...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Betty Dore Athletic Scholarship for Teacher Education
Colleagues and friends created this scholarship in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Dore, in honor of her long teaching career at Radford University. The...
Colleagues and friends created this scholarship in honor of Dr....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Beverly Vaden Porter Scholarship in Visual and Performing Arts
Mrs. Porter is a 1963 Radford College graduate who majored in Art. She is also a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma. She created this to assist students...
Mrs. Porter is a 1963 Radford College graduate who majored in Art. She...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Blake Edward Fought Student Media Scholarship
Blake was a RU student and was very involved with Media Studies. He passed away in March, 2007 before graduating. The Student Government...
Blake was a RU student and was very involved with Media Studies. He...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Blue Ridge Beverage Endowed Scholarship
Blue Ridge Beverage wanted to create a scholarship to benefit Radford University students who were from their service areas in Virginia. The...
Blue Ridge Beverage wanted to create a scholarship to benefit Radford...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Boise Cascade Scholarship
The Boise Cascade Office Products Company established the scholarship in 1997 by contributing a portion of their sales from an office supply...
The Boise Cascade Office Products Company established the scholarship in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Bondurant Realty Corporation Scholarship
Members of the Bondurant family are devoted patrons of the Arts and of Radford University. In 1997, the Bondurant family provided Radford...
Members of the Bondurant family are devoted patrons of the Arts and of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Bonnie Hurlburt Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Ms. Hurlburt’s service and dedication to the university and her students. She served Radford University...
This scholarship was created in honor of Ms. Hurlburt’s service and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Bonnie Hurlburt SGA Scholarship
This scholarship was created to recognize leadership among SGA members. Ms. Hurlburt served Radford University for 39 years. She is a 1958 graduate...
This scholarship was created to recognize leadership among SGA members....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Boyd Forensic & Anthropological Sciences Scholarship
Dr. Cliff Boyd and Dr. Donna Boyd are both Co-Directors of the Forensic Science department at Radford University. They created this scholarship to...
Dr. Cliff Boyd and Dr. Donna Boyd are both Co-Directors of the Forensic...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Brenda Bingham Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship Fund
Brenda Bingham was a 1972 Radford graduate who majored in History. She passed away in December of 2015. Her sister, Joan Allen is a 1974 Radford...
Brenda Bingham was a 1972 Radford graduate who majored in History. She...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Brenda G. Bingham Memorial Appalachian Arts and Studies in the Schools Scholarship
Brenda Bingham was a 1972 Radford graduate who majored in History. She passed away in December of 2015. Her sister, Joan Allen is a 1974 Radford...
Brenda Bingham was a 1972 Radford graduate who majored in History. She...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies