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In any given year, hundreds of young people from across the state, nation and world are studying on the MCV Campus at VCU Health to become the next generation of health care leaders and researchers.

Their direct care will save and improve the lives of individuals for decades, and the research some will go on to complete will advance and change the face of medicine.

More than 80 percent of students on the MCV Campus receive some type of financial aid to pursue their dreams. Each year, many of these students graduate with a debt load exceeding $100,000. With the cost of tuition arguably one of the most difficult issues facing today’s students, a scholarship can make the difference between having a dream and living it.

We are most grateful for the support of our faculty, alumni and friends who make it possible for the MCV Foundation to award hundreds of scholarships each year. Such generosity supports the schools and college on the MCV Campus in their efforts to recruit and retain today’s most promising students – students who contribute to the vitality of the classroom and are most likely to become tomorrow’s preeminent medical professionals, dedicated educators and civic leaders.

This academic year, donors accounted for 463 endowed scholarships available to students across the MCV Campus. Through these endowed scholarships, students from the four schools and one college had access to $3.3 million in funding and support that ranges from full tuition to modest support to help with expenses. In addition, 35 current fund scholarships provided more than $415,000 in financial assistance.

One example of the impact scholarships can have on students is at the VCU School of Nursing. Last year, 96 nursing students who demonstrated financial need benefited from Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation scholarships. Learn more about those scholarships here.