The purpose of the New Horizon Scholarship at Virginia International University is to provide tuition assistance to students who are living in areas of the world where there have been recent natural disasters or civil unrest. Virginia International University believes that all students deserve the opportunity to attain their educational goals, regardless of the constraints that such situation would put on accomplishing these goals.
Virginia International University is a private, non-profit institution established in 1998. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, VIU offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as language programs like English as a Second Language (ESL), test preparation courses, and continuing education opportunities.
Worth of Award
From $1,000 up to full tuition to be divided by two consecutive semesters
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualification:
Must apply for one of VIU’s on-campus undergraduate or graduate program
Must enrol in at least two courses (Graduate program) or three courses (Undergraduate program) per semester
Must be living in areas where there is either a recent natural disaster or civil unrest (VIU reserves the sole right and responsibility to determine whether a country qualifies for the New Horizon Scholarship).
How to Apply
Complete applications must include all of the following:
Scholarship application form (applicant portal or student portal)
Personal statement of success of at least 500 words describing how the situation in your country has affected you. Describe your background, future goals, education, influential experiences, need, and career objectives. This should be in the form of an essay, not a list of facts.
Evidence of recent natural disaster or civil unrest in the country/region of origin. At least two news articles in PDF format providing details of the situation. News articles may come from a local, national, or international newspaper, news magazine, or websites associated with the newspaper or news magazine. Blogs will not be accepted.
The application deadline is March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019.