Does UVA offer special programs or services to first-generation college students?


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Yes. For a full description of these programs, visit the school's profile on

Additionally, the University of Virginia offers the "University Achievement Award" scholarship, which is available to potential students that satisfy at least two of the following requirements:

  • have a history of overcoming disadvantage
  • be a first generation college student
  • be a member of an underrepresented minority or ethnic group
  • be a member of a low income family
  • reside in a rural or inner-city location
  • have been raised in a single parent household

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