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About the Program

The 1693 Scholars Program provides impressive benefits, both educational and financial. 1693 Scholars receive significant financial awards: Virginia tuition, fees, room and board annually for in-state residents (full scholarship) and Virginia tuition, fees, room and board annually for out-of-state residents (partial scholarship).

Scholars work closely with distinguished faculty mentors, planning their own course of study and enjoying access and support reserved at most universities exclusively for graduate students.

Scholars take part in special events and programs, including meetings with the leading artists, scientists, politicians and humanitarians of our time who regularly visit campus. In recent years, these have included the secretary general of the United Nations, several secretaries of state, film stars and directors, leading geneticists and AIDS researchers, Nobel prize-winning physicists and ambassadors from around the world.

In addition to their scholarship funding, 1693 Scholars receive $5,000 to support independent projects they have developed. These may involve travel, research, or a range of creative or service-oriented endeavors.

1693 Scholars are given priority in course selection.