Scholar Policies

All Richmond and Presidential Scholars should be familiar with the terms of their merit awards. Please refer to the full policies below and contact the Office of Scholars and Fellowships with any questions.

GPA Policy

Richmond and Presidential Scholars must maintain a minimum GPA in order to retain their scholarships. A complete overview of the GPA Policy can be found here.

Deferral Policy

Continuing Richmond and Presidential Scholars looking to withdraw from the University must submit an application to defer their merit award. An overview of the deferral policy and information on the application process can be found here. Incoming Richmond and Presidential Scholar freshmen wishing to defer their matriculation into the university should contact the Office of Admission.

Deferral Application Deadlines for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Application for Deferral for Fall 2020: 9am EST July 13, 2020
Notification of Deferral Decisions: July 24, 2020

Application for Deferral for Spring 2021: 9am EST December 14, 2020
Notification of Deferral Decisions: December 28, 2020