December 14, 2018

Scholarship Opportunity for Children of UMW Faculty and Staff

The deadline for the Arabelle Laws Arrington ’41 Scholarship opportunity for children of UMW faculty and staff is June 30.

Are you a son or daughter of a UMW employee inquiring to receive Scholarship $$$ ? The Arabelle Laws Arrington Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for UMW students who are the children of full-time faculty and staff who have been employed with UMW for at least 5 years within a teaching, administrative or classified position. Arabelle Arrington served as a member of the Board of Visitors from 1975-1983, was a member of the Alumni Association, and served as president of the Foundation Board of Directors. Mrs. Arrington left a generous fund from her estate, along with donations from alumni, parents, faculty, and staff of the University to fund this opportunity. This Scholarship is a awarded annually.

To be initially eligible for the benefit, the student must meet the University`s admissions requirements, must be accepted as a degree-seeking student, be a dependent student, be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) and maintain good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better). Students must demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) yearly along with the Online Scholar Manager application. The award is renewable and can vary in amount each year based on the students’ financial need and eligibility for other financial aid awards.  The award could cover up to the total cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees. However, room, board, books, and other college expenses or additional fees are not covered by this scholarship.  This scholarship does not apply to the enrollment of faculty or spouses of staff members, non-degree seeking students, part-time students (less than 12 credit hours), or summer session enrollment.

Funds for the 2018-2019 aid year will be fully committed June 30, 2018 and no adjustments will be made after July 1, 2018.

This scholarship opportunity is administered by the Office of Financial Aid. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more details and to self-identify as a continuing student candidate or if you are a new student coming in for the Fall semester by emailing finaid@umw.edu or by telephone at 540-654-2468.