Our Opportunities

The 2020-2021 Foundation Scholarship application cycle runs Dec. 1 through Feb. 5. unless otherwise indicated

Apply for Radford University’s foundation scholarships and you could join the many students who have already received great scholarship awards! With approximately 1.7 million dollars to award, there will be over 700 separate awards made for the 2020-2021 academic year.

If you previously submitted a general application for the 2019-2020 academic year, your application will populate with your previous information when you log on. However, to be considered for 2020-2021 scholarships, you must click the submit button. You will have the opportunity to edit, and add additional information to your general application through Tuesday, Feb. 5th. Note: after clicking on the submit button, you will be able to see the apply-to opportunities for which you have been matched, that require you to take an extra step or steps to be considered. When you click on the apply-to scholarships, follow the directions to be considered in those application pools._

Radford University and Radford Carilion students, as well as incoming students who have been accepted, who have paid their deposits and logged-on to their MyRU accounts are able to log-on to this scholarship portal to complete and submit the general application. To log-on, students will click on the black sign in button and use their MyRU user name and password. Scholarship eligibility varies for each scholarship. Major, merit, financial need and leadership experience may be considered. Completing the FAFSA, writing essays or including references may be required for some scholarships.

Students’ applications will be auto-matched with some scholarship opportunities based on meeting the criteria set for those scholarships. Once matched, students’ applications will be considered as a part of a pool of applicants reviewed by various scholarship committees throughout the university. (Auto-matched scholarship opportunities will not be visible to students.)

Students’ applications may also be matched with “apply-to” scholarship opportunities. These opportunities will show up in students’ scholarship portals as part of a list with an apply button that students can click for additional instructions. Each of the apply-to scholarships will have an additional step or steps that must be taken for students to be considered. Steps may include providing an essay, reference request, or an answer to a question or questions.

Award notifications will be sent in April via email from foundscholar@radford.edu.

Questions may be directed to Cherie Durbin in the Financial Aid Office: cdurbin2@radford.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies CARE--The Cassidy Achievement, Resource & Equality Fund
Marquett and Rhonda Smith created this scholarship to honor their daughter, Cassidy Smith. Cassidy is currently attending Radford University. ...
Marquett and Rhonda Smith created this scholarship to honor their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carl Lefko and Monica Weinzalpfel Scholarship
An anonymous donor established this scholarship to honor the teaching efforts of Mr. Lefko and Dr. Weinzalpfel. It is for deserving students in...
An anonymous donor established this scholarship to honor the teaching...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carol Morgan Hart Endowed Scholarship
Family, friends, and colleagues created this scholarship in honor of Carol Morgan Hart, a Radford University graduate (BS, 1966 and MS, 1983)....
Family, friends, and colleagues created this scholarship in honor of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Caroline Agee Hauck Scholarship
Ms. Marcia Adler `75 established this scholarship in 2004 in memory of Caroline Agee Hauck, her friend and mentor. Ms. Hauck was raised in the New...
Ms. Marcia Adler `75 established this scholarship in 2004 in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carolyn Brown Bush Scholarship for the College of Education & Human Development
Alumna Carolyn Brown Bush äó»71 and her husband, T. Norman Bush, have created a scholarship endowment to support Virginians pursuing careers in...
Alumna Carolyn Brown Bush äó»71 and her husband, T. Norman Bush, have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carolyn Hines '92, MBA '97 Memorial Scholarship
Carolyn worked in the Registrar’s Office at Radford University for over 28 years. She provided invaluable assistance to administrators, department...
Carolyn worked in the Registrar’s Office at Radford University for over...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carson & Oneta Stanley Turner Family Scholarship
The Stanley family continues their tradition of contributing to and supporting Radford University through their generous establishment of another...
The Stanley family continues their tradition of contributing to and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carson Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes the hard work and dedication of Art Department students within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Dr. Carson...
This scholarship recognizes the hard work and dedication of Art...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charlene A. Curtis Women's Basketball Scholarship
The scholarship donor is Ms. Charlene Curtis
The scholarship donor is Ms. Charlene Curtis
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles A. Wood International Scholarship
Charles Wood, retired Vice President of University Advancement, established this scholarship to benefit deserving international students who wish...
Charles Wood, retired Vice President of University Advancement,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles W. McClellan Scholarship for International Students
Dr. Charles W. McClellan established this scholarship to assist deserving international students at Radford University. Dr. McClellan is Professor...
Dr. Charles W. McClellan established this scholarship to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CHBS Advisory Board Scholarship
The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board Scholarship was fully endowed in 2015 by Mr. Jeff Mackinnon, Radford University...
The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cherry Run Elementary School - Nancy Dyer Manning Scholarship
On the occasion of her retirement, the friends, parents of students and educators at Cherry Run Elementary School in Burke, Va., spearheaded a...
On the occasion of her retirement, the friends, parents of students and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Christine Rea Memorial Scholarship
Rowena Christine Rea established this scholarship fund through her estate plan. It was her desire to create this scholarship for students majoring...
Rowena Christine Rea established this scholarship fund through her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Christopher Thomas Mirch Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Chris Mirch, an RU student who died in 1996. It is intended to benefit deserving students...
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Chris Mirch, an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1947 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Class of 1947 upon the occasion of their 50th class reunion. The scholarship will be awarded to full time...
This scholarship was established by the Class of 1947 upon the occasion...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1958 Scholarship
This scholarship was established to benefit direct descendants of the Radford University Class of 1958 or direct descendants of their siblings. The...
This scholarship was established to benefit direct descendants of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1968 Scholarship
Beginning in 1999, members of the Class of 1968 made contributions to create an endowment for their class. They want to endow a scholarship for...
Beginning in 1999, members of the Class of 1968 made contributions to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Clementine Hansley-Hurt Memorial Scholarship
Clementine Hansley-Hurt was a professor in Radfordäó»s Psychology Department and president of the local chapter of NAACP. After her death in...
Clementine Hansley-Hurt was a professor in Radfordäó»s Psychology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Clyde F. & Lucy L. Kirk Nursing Scholarship
The Kirk Family established this scholarship in loving memory of Mr. Kirk. The family expressed their preference that the scholarship should be...
The Kirk Family established this scholarship in loving memory of Mr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Coffman/Cronise Memorial Scholarship
This award was established by two sisters, Anna and Ruth Cronise. Anna received her B.S. in Business from Radford College in 1953. Ruth completed...
This award was established by two sisters, Anna and Ruth Cronise. Anna...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Commonwealth Care--Nursing
The purpose of the scholarship is to support students in the School of Nursing in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services at Radford...
The purpose of the scholarship is to support students in the School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Courtland Alexander Stewart & Diana Gorman Stewart Music Scholarship
Mr. Stewart created this scholarship in memory of his son Courtland, a 1996 Radford graduate who majored in Music and his wife, Diana Stewart a...
Mr. Stewart created this scholarship in memory of his son Courtland, a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dale Snead Boxley Scholarship
Mrs. Dale Boxley graduated from Radford University in 1969 from the College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in Chemistry. Mrs. Boxley enjoyed...
Mrs. Dale Boxley graduated from Radford University in 1969 from the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Darin M. and Jennifer W. Ely Scholarship for College of Business and Economics
Darin Ely currently serves on the Radford University Board of Directors and is a 1993 Radford University graduate who majored in Psychology. He is...
Darin Ely currently serves on the Radford University Board of Directors...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David E. & Merilyn Armstrong Scholarship
This Scholarship was created in recognition of the 36 years of service David E. Armstrong provided to Radford University. Mr. Armstrong began his...
This Scholarship was created in recognition of the 36 years of service...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies DCOBE Pass-through Scholarship
The College of Business and Economics established this fund for donors wishing to make annual gifts to support students majoring in the College of...
The College of Business and Economics established this fund for donors...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies de la Burde' Scholarship within the College of Visual & Performing Arts
Mr. de la Burde’ gave several sculptures to Radford University to create this endowment. His daughter, Corinna de la Burde’, is a 1984 RU graduate...
Mr. de la Burde’ gave several sculptures to Radford University to create...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
Established by the Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary education fraternity, and Dr. Beth Nelson, this scholarship helps to provide financial assistance...
Established by the Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary education fraternity,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dianne Cox Plaisted Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Dianne Plaisted gradated from Radford University in 1978 with a MS in Nursing. She was a Clinical Nurse Specialist at NRV Medical Center. She was...
Dianne Plaisted gradated from Radford University in 1978 with a MS in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Don & Laura Davis Memorial Scholarship
Mr. James Beamer and Mrs. Elizabeth Beamer created this scholarship in memory of Betsy’s parents Don and Laura Davis. Their intent is to assist...
Mr. James Beamer and Mrs. Elizabeth Beamer created this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Donna Dunn Memorial Scholarship
Donna Dunn served 28 years as the advising coordinator in the Center for Advising and Licensure for CEHD. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree...
Donna Dunn served 28 years as the advising coordinator in the Center for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy and Burton Marsh Women's Golf Scholarship
Burton Marsh worked for Radford for many years as a dining services manager and had a love for golf. He was also very involved with Big Brothers...
Burton Marsh worked for Radford for many years as a dining services...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy Gillespie Scholarship in Art
Gary Israel created this scholarship to honor the memory of his mother, Dorothy Gillespie. He wanted to preserve her legacy as a significant...
Gary Israel created this scholarship to honor the memory of his mother,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Douglas May Memorial Scholarship
Doug May was a well-liked young man at Radford. In 1987 Doug unexpectedly passed away. In order to give honor to his love for music and life, his...
Doug May was a well-liked young man at Radford. In 1987 Doug...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Anne Scott Daughtrey Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Daughtrey obtained a B.S. in Business Education from Radford in 1941 and began her teaching career at South Norfolk High School. In 1946 she...
Dr. Daughtrey obtained a B.S. in Business Education from Radford in 1941...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Charles K. Martin Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1988 by Dr. Kimiko O. Bowman, a 1960 graduate of Radford. Dr. Bowman created the fund as a memorial to the past...
This scholarship was established in 1988 by Dr. Kimiko O. Bowman, a 1960...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Christine Salter Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by friends and family of Dr. Christine Salter in memory of her dedication to the College of Information Science and...
This scholarship was created by friends and family of Dr. Christine...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Daniel Louis Johnson Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Daniel Louis Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Johnson, who spent many of the most productive years of his life...
The Dr. Daniel Louis Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. David E. Hill Scholarship for Residential Leadership & Service
The National Residence Hall Honorary established this scholarship in honor of Dr. David E. Hill in recognition for his outstanding service to the...
The National Residence Hall Honorary established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Edna Warweg Speidel Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry
Dr. Ann S. Ferren, former Vice President of Academic Affairs, her husband Dr. Jonathon Fife, and their family established this scholarship in March...
Dr. Ann S. Ferren, former Vice President of Academic Affairs, her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Edward D. Jervey Scholarship
Dr. Edward Jervey is a former Radford University history professor who retired in 1991 after 30 years at the University. Alumnus Mary Ann Hovis, a...
Dr. Edward Jervey is a former Radford University history professor who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Eugene C. Fellin Endowed Scholarship in Music
In 1970 Dr. Fellin was appointed to the position of Associate Professor of Music at Radford University. He was granted tenure in 1974, promoted to...
In 1970 Dr. Fellin was appointed to the position of Associate Professor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Fernande Aimee Juliette Gard Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Fernande Gard was a retired Radford University Professor. She was recognized as a Professor Emerita in the department of Fashion Design. Upon...
Dr. Fernande Gard was a retired Radford University Professor. She was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Fernande Gard Fashion Design Scholarship
Ms. Marcia Adler, a 1975 Radford University graduate, created this scholarship in memory of Dr. Fernande Gard. Dr. Gard was Ms. Adleräó»s...
Ms. Marcia Adler, a 1975 Radford University graduate, created this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Herta Freitag Scholarship in Geriatric Nursing
Dr. Freitag established this scholarship to provide assistance to a student deemed gifted and dedicated to the geriatric nursing profession at...
Dr. Freitag established this scholarship to provide assistance to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Irving Silverman Scholarship
Dr. Irving Silverman, a classical scholar, was dean of the Division of Humanities and instrumental in bringing cultural concerts to Radford. The...
Dr. Irving Silverman, a classical scholar, was dean of the Division of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. James G. Lollar Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Sandy J. Moore, Jr. established this scholarship in honor of Dr. James G. Lollar, Associate Professor of Marketing at Radford...
Mr. and Mrs. Sandy J. Moore, Jr. established this scholarship in honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. James P. King Memorial Nursing Scholarship
St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital established this scholarship on the celebration of their 75th anniversary. The scholarship was named in honor of...
St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital established this scholarship on the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. James W. Hawes and Mrs. Lilli Hawes Scholarship in Theatre
Upon his retirement as the theatre department chairman, the faculty of the Radford University theatre department chose to name a scholarship in...
Upon his retirement as the theatre department chairman, the faculty of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended