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 Love's Geology Scholarship
Mr. Love was a Geology Professor at Radford University. He created the Loveäó»s Geology Scholarship to encourage the best and brightest...
Mr. Love was a Geology Professor at Radford University. He created the...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/15/2020
Varies RUC--Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship
Radford University Carilion (formerly Jefferson College of Health Sciences) was in the original cohort group of 19 institutions receiving financial...
Radford University Carilion (formerly Jefferson College of Health...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Alumni Graduate Studies Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 2016 by the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation Board of Directors, and supports...
This scholarship was created in 2016 by the Jefferson College of Health...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Carilion Clinic Life-Guard Annual Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2015 by the Carilion Clinic Patient Transport Group utilizing proceeds from their annual Rotor Run 5K. Funds...
This scholarship was established in 2015 by the Carilion Clinic Patient...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Debra Kimmel McNamara Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Debra Kimmel McNamara graduated as a diploma nurse from Conemaugh Valley Hospital (PA) in 1976. After 10 years as a registered nurse, Debra...
Debra Kimmel McNamara graduated as a diploma nurse from Conemaugh Valley...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Donna Mathews Scholarship
This scholarship was established in recognition of Donna Mathews’ more than 32 years of service to Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Community...
This scholarship was established in recognition of Donna Mathews’ more...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Dorothy L. Gibboney Memorial Scholarship
Dorothy Gibboney served as a member of the college task force during the development phase of the college and was a member of its first board until...
Dorothy Gibboney served as a member of the college task force during the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Dr. Hugh Trout, Sr. Endowed Fund
Dr. Hugh Trout, Sr. founded Jefferson Hospital in 1908, and later, founded the School of Nursing within the hospital in 1914. This endowment was...
Dr. Hugh Trout, Sr. founded Jefferson Hospital in 1908, and later,...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Jefferson College President, Dr. NL Bishop in 2016, to support undergraduate students at Jefferson College...
This scholarship was established by the Jefferson College President, Dr....
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Virginia Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Foundation to recognize Dr. Keeley for his tireless and...
This scholarship was established by the Virginia Tuberculosis and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Friendship Retirement Community Physical Therapist Assistant Scholarship
The Friendship Retirement Community Physical Therapist Assistant Scholarship was established in honor of the residents and staff of Friendship...
The Friendship Retirement Community Physical Therapist Assistant...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-George Solonevich Scholarship
George Solonevich was an accomplished book illustrator and artist who eventually moved to Roanoke after living under tyranny in other parts of the...
George Solonevich was an accomplished book illustrator and artist who...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-James H. Neuhoff Memorial Scholarship
The James H. Neuhoff Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his widow, Mrs. Bonnie Neuhoff in December 2009. Shortly before Jim’s death he...
The James H. Neuhoff Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-James Sublett Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Mr. James Sublett’s lifetime commitment of service to persons in need of extended health care...
This scholarship was established to honor Mr. James Sublett’s lifetime...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-John L. Echternach, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
John L. Echternach, Jr., D.P.T., the former academic coordinator of Clinical Education and assistant professor in the JSCH Physcial Therapist...
John L. Echternach, Jr., D.P.T., the former academic coordinator of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Rita M. Bishop Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Rita M. Bishop, R.N., B.S.N., by friends upon her retirement. She dedicated her career (over 35 years) to...
This scholarship was established to honor Rita M. Bishop, R.N., B.S.N.,...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Stanley Brandon Kamm Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Mr. Stanley Brandon Kamm. In 1969, he was appointed as administrator of Shenandoah County...
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Mr. Stanley...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-The Seavor Scholars Fund
The Seavor Scholars Fund was established by family, friends and colleagues to recognize Dr. Carol Seavor’s retirement as president of Jefferson...
The Seavor Scholars Fund was established by family, friends and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies RUC-Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
In 1999, The Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation awarded the Jefferson College of Health Science a grant to endow physician assistant...
In 1999, The Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation awarded the Jefferson...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
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 Division of Information Technology Employee Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Radford University Information Technology employees. They wanted to assist dependents of and employees of the...
This scholarship was created by Radford University Information...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Virginia Arnold Scholarship for the Department of Exercise, Sport, & Health Education
This scholarship was established to recognize and honor Ms. Arnold for her leadership and dedication to the Physical Education Dept. at Radford...
This scholarship was established to recognize and honor Ms. Arnold for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Academic Excellence Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Presidential Scholarship
Incoming freshman students who qualify for the Freshman Presidential Scholarship Program will be considered for this award. If you meet the...
Incoming freshman students who qualify for the Freshman Presidential...
  • 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 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended