Scholarships & Grants

Making your liberal arts education affordable. 

Southwest Virginia Lift Initiative

Southwest Virginia Lift ProgramEmory & Henry is proud to announce the SWVA Lift Initiative which offers students who meet the admittance standards and are Pell-eligible the opportunity to attend with minimal out-of-pocket tuition cost and significantly lower than average loan debt. The program will allow an E&H liberal arts education to be more accessible for students in the region, which is consistent with the College’s historical commitment to serving Southwest Virginia.

SWVA Lift assists lower-income students from Lee, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Tazewell, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Washington, Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Bland counties and cities of Norton, Galax, and Bristol, Va., who meet the acceptance requirements for Emory & Henry and are also Pell-eligible.

Emory & Henry will accept the federal Pell grant and state Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) available to eligible students. Students may be offered modest loan amounts in order to meet the full cost of tuition. These awards combined will cover both the student’s tuition and fees. If these students choose to live off-campus, they will have virtually no out-of-pocket expense and can graduate with little to no loan debt. For students choosing to live on-campus, room and board charges are not covered under this program.

To be eligible for SWVA Lift complete the following by March 1:

  1. Complete an E&H application, send your test score (either SAT code: 5185 or ACT code: 4350) and high school transcript to Emory & Henry College.
  2. Complete the FAFSA, and use E&H FAFSA code #003709

Scholarship Information

All first-year and transfer students have an opportunity to receive up to $20,000 annually in academic merit scholarship, as well as have the opportunity to audition or interview for additional performance or affinity scholarships. 

Scholarship Opportunities:

Students may also receive an early indication of the Academic Merit Scholarship by creating a Raise.Me Profile (juniors are highly encouraged). Enter your academic achievements to earn micro-scholarships and then submit your earnings before October 15, the year prior to your enrollment.