For Admitted Students

Relevant scholarships for incoming engineering students will be awarded by the Office of Admission. No application is necessary. 

For Current Students

No application is required for Engineering specific scholarships.
Student Financial Services and the Alumni Association award scholarships each year. 

UVA Engineering Hardship Scholarship

Students experiencing unexpected hardship to meet financial needs, such as paying for tuition, rent, food, health insurance, or necessary travel can apply for financial support through the School of Engineering.

Additional Financial and Student Resources

Beyond scholarships, students may also need occasional support and assistance with needs including food, textbooks, or legal services. Resources are available from the University and the School of Engineering and Applied Science  in a variety of ways. 

Hoo Needs Help

Hoo Needs Help is a partnership between the Division of Student Affairs and Student Financial Services, designed to provide emergency financial support to students in need. Aid may come in a variety of forms, including grants, loans and/or university and community resources. Hoo Needs Help exists to support students who need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses. 

Textbook Access Office

The Textbook Access Office is a program for low-income and first-generation students to request specific titles and check out textbooks free of charge. Students can receive grants for loanable textbook purchases and/or borrow textbooks that should be returned at the end of the semester. Textbooks are now open for requesting and reserving for the duration of the spring semester. Here are some links to check out what we currently have available and a way to request and put on hold textbooks you’d like to borrow for the semester: TAO Inventory List, Request Form for Unavailable Books, and a Hold Form for Available Books. For more information, please visit the website here and contact

UVA Community Food Pantry

The UVA Community Food Pantry (CFP) a student-run pantry open to UVA undergraduate and graduate students, and staff. The CFP provides essential food and hygiene products and is located in the Student Activities Center on the 1st floor of Newcomb Hall, across from the Bank of America.

Accommodations Access Fund

The Accommodations Access Fund (AAF) is a fund for low-income students who are applying for SDAC Accommodations and are unable to cover the cost of testing or specialists. This fund can be applied to and used in a spectrum of ways such as learning disability support, tutoring fees, and administrative fees for specialist testing and other resources. For more information, please contact the AAF Director, Sarah Abdulali at More information on SDAC and services they offer can be found on the SDAC website.

UVA Mutual Aid

UVA Mutual Aid is a collective of community members working to support students by offering modest no-strings-attached grants. If you would like to support our mission please donate through Venmo (@UVAMutualAid), PayPal, or contact us for other methods. We open grant distribution rounds in $5,000 increments, and during active rounds, students can request aid through our form here. Our request form is currently closed. 

Next Steps Fund

The Next Steps Fund provides up to four fully subsidized therapy sessions for University of Virginia students with counselors outside of the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department.

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services provides low-cost, confidential, legal assistance to UVA undergraduate and graduate students. We provide legal help on a wide variety of legal matters, including representation in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. No fee is charged for consultations. All fees are minimal. For more information, please visit our website here, or call Lester Wilson III at 434-924-7524.

Student Financial Services

In addition to serving all eligible students through financial aid, Student Financial Services provides an array of financial wellness and personal finance resources, including Peer Financial Counseling and other resources.