Cavalier Fund

Through the generous support of UVA alumni and friends, the Cavalier Fund was established to ensure that all undergraduate students had access to a similar educational experience while attending UVA, regardless of their financial resources. Eligible students can apply for and receive grant funding of up to $1,000 per academic year to support their interest and participation in co-curricular activities that supplement the University’s academic program.


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What Can Cavalier Fund Grants Pay For?

Cavalier Fund grants may be used to pay required dues for any student organization that is active in the Hoos Involved database and demonstrates the capacity to receive payments for the benefit of grantees.  Grants may also pay or defray required costs of activities sponsored or approved by such student organizations or by University departments or offices.

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How Much Funding Assistance Can I Receive?

Cavalier Fund grants are limited to up to $1,000 per student, per academic year. Students may apply multiple times throughout the academic year to pay for eligible expenses but may not exceed $1,000 in funding from the Cavalier Fund. The awarded amount may differ from the requested amount depending on the eligibility and availability of funding resources.

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Need Assistance with the Cavalier Fund?

Eligible students can receive assistance with completing the Cavalier Fund application and/or brainstorming ideas of ways to utilize the available grant funding. To request an appointment, contact [email protected].

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Cavalier Fund portal. All supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application, as requested.

The Cavalier Fund is a limited resource and funding is not guaranteed.

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