Liberty’s Middle America Scholarship

Make your college tuition more affordable with scholarships. Review the Liberty scholarship packages below, and apply to all that you are eligible for. The earlier you act, the more scholarship opportunities are available.

FAFSA

You must have a FAFSA on file to receive most online Liberty aid, all resident Liberty aid, and all federal aid. If you are selected for FAFSA Verification, you must complete the verification process before being awarded any financial aid.

  • View Aid Disbursement Processes
  • Liberty discounts are applied beginning with the term in which you are approved (they cannot be used toward prior terms).
  • Most full-tuition scholarships cannot be combined with the standard Confirmation Scholarship package (Early Deposit Award, Book Dollars, and Champion Award – as eligible).
  • Unless otherwise specified in award eligibility criteria, resident scholarships are for prospective, full-time, undergraduate students.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all Resident student scholarships are only offered for the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • View Aid Disbursement Processes
  • Liberty discounts are applied beginning with the term in which you are approved (they cannot be used toward prior terms).
  • Most full-tuition scholarships cannot be combined with the standard Confirmation Scholarship package (Early Deposit Award, Book Dollars, and Champion Award – as eligible).
  • Unless otherwise specified in award eligibility criteria, resident scholarships are for prospective, full-time, undergraduate students.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all Resident student scholarships are only offered for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Middle America Scholarship

Liberty’s Middle America Scholarship helps supplement working families and their children with aid that would not normally be available to them. For families earning typically between $35,000 and $95,000, this program could provide over $5,000 in need-based aid for their students every year. Learn more about the Middle America Scholarship.

Resident Undergraduate Scholarships

Book Dollars

Award: Up to $600 for one semester only (amount varies depending on the time of year)

Eligibility: 

  • For prospective students in their first semester only (fall or spring)
  • Financial Check-In must be completed before the deadline
  • Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible

Additional Award Information: Book Dollars are based on the date Financial Check-In is completed. The earlier Financial Check-In is completed, the greater the award amount (maximum award up to $600). Book Dollars cannot be combined with most full-tuition scholarships such as National Merit and the Valedictorian/Salutatorian awards, etc. Book Dollars are automatically applied to the student’s Flames Card for use at the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore approximately 20 days prior to the start of classes. Book Dollars expire 40 days after the start of class each semester and are non-refundable.

Canadian Student Initiative

Award: 30% discount for tuition and 20% discount for room, board, and activity fee (U.S. dollar amount). Students are also eligible to be awarded an academic scholarship, up to Full Tuition per year based on high school grades.

Eligibility:

  • Student must be Canadian.

Additional Award Information: Please email Mrs. Sharon Bloomfield at [email protected].

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC)

Award: $5,000 per year up to four years with a conferred Associate’s Degree from CVCC, or $2500 per year up to four years with a conferred Certificate from CVCC (Beginning in Fall 2022)

Eligibility:

  • For prospective students only
  • Must have completed and conferred the degree or certificate from CVCC
  • Must have graduated from CVCC with a cumulative GPA of 3.0* or higher (*Fall 2022 and forward; students matriculating at LU in Spring 2022 must have 3.50 GPA or higher)
  • Must transfer directly to Liberty after completing and conferring the degree at CVCC
  • Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible

Additional Award Information: Beginning in Fall of 2022 and forward: this award, when combined with the Beacon of Hope Stay Close, Go Far scholarship,  will not exceed $7,000. The CVCC Associates Degree and Certificate scholarships are not stackable with each other.

Champion Award

Award: Year 1 Full-time $1,000, Year 2 Full-time $2,000 Year 3 Full-time, $2,250, Year 4 Full-time $2,750

Eligibility:

  • Must be accepted as an undergraduate resident student for the current year

Additional Award Information: Eligibility is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) determined by the FAFSA. Transfer and re-applied students will begin with the first-year amount. The scholarship expires after one year of senior status (5th year + seniors will not receive Champion Award).

Early Deposit Award

Award: Up to $2,000 awarded toward the first year of enrollment (amount varies–depending on the time of year)

Eligibility:

Additional Award Information: For prospective students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible.

Heroes Fund Scholarship

Award: Recipients are awarded funding to cover all remaining tuition and class fees* once financial aid and military aid have been applied.

Eligibility:

  • Be a recipient of the prestigious Purple Heart or rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or 50-100% disabled for a combat-related injury, illness, or condition
  • A spouse was killed in action during one of the Gulf Wars
  • To view full eligibility requirements, please visit our Heroes Fund Scholarship web page.

Additional Award Information: The Heroes Fund Scholarship (HFS) is offered to service members and honorably discharged Gulf War veterans (1990–present day which includes Desert Shield, Desert Storm, OEF & OIF) pursuing their first Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree. Students approved for this scholarship will be awarded an amount to cover all remaining tuition and fees once financial aid and military aid have been deducted from the total amount of tuition and fees charged. *Heroes Fund will not cover School of Aeronautics and School of Law class feesFind out more on our webpage.

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