September 24, 2023

Scholarship Opportunity for Employee Children Attending UMW

The following message is from the Office of Financial Aid:

Campus Colleagues,

If you have a child attending UMW or an incoming student to UMW, did you know that they may be eligible for the Arabelle Laws Arrington ‘41 Scholarship? This 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 in 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, which along with donations from alumni, parents, faculty, and staff of the University, now funds this opportunity.

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). 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.

This scholarship opportunity is administered by the Office of Financial Aid and is awarded annually. Please have your UMW student contact the Financial Aid office for more details and to self-identify as a continuing student candidate or a new student coming in for the fall semester by emailing or by telephone at 540-654-2468. Information is due by July 1.