The Ridley Scholarship Program

The Ridley Scholarship Program seeks to attract Black students of the highest academic caliber and build a community of learning, leadership and legacy for Black students at the University of Virginia.


Announcing a $1 million gift and a first-of-its-kind program at the University

The Ridley Scholarship Program, in partnership with the UVA Alumni Association, is thrilled to share that Truist Wealth has made a $1 million gift to establish a fully endowed Buford Scott Ridley Scholarship for the entire in-state cost of attendance for a Black scholar at UVA. Named in honor of business and philanthropic leader S. Buford Scott and Scott & Stringfellow, this gift will also support the formation of the Truist-Ridley Leadership and Financial Education Academy, benefitting rising second and third-year Black students.

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