University of Virginia Darden School Foundation Scholarships

About Us

The Darden School Foundation, an independent and nonprofit organization established in 1952, offers merit-based scholarships. These scholarships support students from around the world, enabling them to excel at the Darden School of Business and beyond.

Scholarship Impact

Watch how Darden School Foundation scholarships transform lives, foster community and shape future business leaders.

Application Process

Candidates who are admitted to the Darden School of Business will be reviewed by the Darden School Foundation for its merit scholarships. The Darden School Foundation’s scholarship committee will independently review your admission application, so no separate application for these Foundation offered scholarships are needed. If a Foundation scholarship requires an interview, we’ll inform you at the time of your admission decision. For Foundation scholarships that don’t require an interview, we’ll notify recipients at the time of admission.

“Receiving a scholarship from Darden meant not choosing between my goals and aspirations and my obligations to my family.”

— Katie Winebarger (Class of 2022),
Recipient of the Warren M. Thompson Scholarship

Get Involved

We invite you to join us in shaping the future of the Darden School and the broader business community. Whether you’re interested in mentoring students, hosting events, or establishing endowed scholarships, your involvement makes a significant difference. To learn more, reach out to our scholarship team at

Support Through Giving

Your contributions to the “Scholarships and Students” priority of the Darden Annual Fund make an immediate impact. By supporting the Darden School Foundation scholarships, you invest in future business leaders and help advance Darden’s mission. Make your gift today!