About the Presidential Scholarship

The Fairfax University of America (FXUA) Presidential Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship program awarded to qualified degree-seeking students driven to become next generation changemakers in the global community. The scholarship covers all tuition costs, excluding textbooks and all other applicable fees, leading to an FXUA Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree as defined by the current Academic Catalog.


At FXUA, our philosophy is to foster an empowering learning community that elevates personal and professional growth to inspire students to be transformative leaders in today’s multi-dimensional, global society. Our vision is inspired by a holistic view of the world, providing our students with the structure, competency, and tools to prepare them for career success, personal growth, and social consciousness that leads to human fulfillment, connectedness, world citizenship, and the betterment of society.


We believe that human development sits at the center of thoughts and performance. The FXUA Presidential Scholarship provides our talented students with the opportunity to start the journey of personal development to become the global citizens they aspire to be.

Eligibility

Presidential Scholarship Awardees (PSAs) must meet current admissions requirements, specific to undergraduate or graduate programs, as defined by the current Academic Catalog.

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

 

Award Renewal Determination through Scholarship Committee

The Presidential Scholarship Committee (PSC), in collaboration with the President of the University, determines Presidential Scholarship program maintenance requirements and annual renewal decisions. The President of the University determines the PSC body, selecting a mix of members across the faculty, administration, and professional staff.


In addition to the eligibility requirements detailed in this policy, scholarship program award determination is contingent first upon successful admittance into the University.

 

Annual Maintenance Requirements

Summary
FXUA Presidential Scholarships are increasingly competitive. Presidential Scholarship Awardees (PSAs) must meet comprehensive requirements, including the corresponding cumulative grade point average (C-GPA) requirement and portfolio requirement specified in this document, to maintain the scholarship.


PSAs must remain in compliance with all scholarship program policies as outlined in this document, as well as the current FXUA Academic Catalog – including the Code of Academic Excellence as defined in FXUA’s Academic Integrity Policy. PSAs receive full-tuition scholarships up to the total credit hours for courses taken at FXUA, excluding pre-requisites, for the enrolled program. Generally, an FXUA bachelor level degree contains 120 earned total credit hours, and an FXUA master level degree contains 36 earned total credit hours plus any pre-requisite courses. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for program total credit hours. PSAs can enroll for full-time or part-time status, as long as the other requirements in this document are met. The FXUA Presidential Scholarship covers only tuition costs of on-campus courses toward an FXUA degree, and does not include pre-requisite courses, textbooks, and all other applicable fees.

 

How to Apply

Prospective students should apply to an FXUA degree program:

Review the current Academic Catalog:

Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility

In order to receive Presidential Scholarship program consideration, undergraduate students:

  • MUST be successfully admitted into an FXUA degree program for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 semesters and complete all pre-enrollment requirements specified in the current FXUA Academic Catalog. Specifically, undergraduate PSAs must successfully complete the Path to Success Program (PSP).
  • MUST, upon receiving an award letter, sign the Presidential Scholarship Policy Agreement Form, which details the policy, requirements, and other relevant information.

Academic Maintenance

PSAs must maintain a minimum 2.75 undergraduate C-GPA for the duration of enrollment.

The PSC meets at the conclusion of each semester to review the C-GPA of our PSAs. PSAs with a C-GPA less than 2.75 at the end of any semester will have one probationary semester to meet the requirement. PSAs who do not meet the requirement after the probationary semester will have the scholarship withdrawn for future semesters. A student whose scholarship is withdrawn due to ineligibility is subject to current FXUA tuition costs at the time of withdrawal, as well as all other applicable fees for future semesters. Former PSAs are not eligible to re-apply.

Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility

In order to receive Presidential Scholarship program consideration, graduate students:

Eligibility

In order to receive Presidential Scholarship program consideration, graduate students:

  • MUST successfully complete the admissions process and be admitted into an FXUA degree program for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 semesters.
  • MUST, upon receiving an award letter, sign the Presidential Scholarship Policy Agreement Form, which details the policy, requirements, and other relevant information.

Academic Maintenance

PSAs must maintain a minimum 3.0 graduate cumulative grade point average (C-GPA).

The PSC meets at the conclusion of each semester to review the C-GPA of our PSAs. PSAs with a C-GPA less than 3.0 at the end of any semester will have one probationary semester to meet the requirement. PSAs who do not meet the requirement after the probationary semester will have the scholarship withdrawn for future semesters. A student whose scholarship is withdrawn due to ineligibility is subject to current FXUA tuition costs at the time of withdrawal, as well as all other applicable fees for future semesters. Former PSAs are not eligible to re-apply.

Annual Review: Portfolio Development

Along with exceptional academic performance, PSAs will also be required to enroll in a specific number of workshops that have a positive impact. In the final semester of study, PSAs will present a portfolio of annually accumulated personal and professional growth experiences to the Office of Student Experience and Professional Development.
PSAs will complete an annual electronic Scholarship Renewal Form and upload supporting documents to show that the requirements were met. The PSC determines annual renewal decisions and approvals.

Administration and Award Amount

The FXUA Presidential Scholarship is an award that may be reduced by other external scholarship funds. Students cannot receive funding above the current cost of tuition. PSAs cannot receive refunds, financial credits, or other cash equivalents.

YOUR FUTURE  MATTERS TO US

Name*
Consent*

FXUA is certified to operate in Virginia by SCHEV.