Julia Heise Scholarship

Julia Heise Scholarship

Upward Bound and Student Support Services at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise established a scholarship in honor of Julia R. Heise, a former proponent and director of these TRiO programs at the College for 28 years.

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to either incoming students or students currently enrolled at the College. To qualify, students must:

  1. Meet one of the TRIO eligibility criteria:
    a) first generation and/or low-income, OR
    b) low-income with a disability
  2. Demonstrate academic potential:
    a) GPA of 2.5 or better
    b) completed college prep curriculum from high school if applicant is an incoming first-year student


Julia Heise Scholarship Application spring 2016

Students must submit a 500-word essay explaining how TRIO programs benefit students.  Applications are available in the Upward Bound and Student Support Services offices located in Zehmer Hall. Completed applications should be submitted to:

TRIO Student Support Services
ATTN: Linda Couch
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
1 College Avenue
Wise, VA  24293


The application deadline is April 1, 2016.  A committee comprised of the TRIO directors and the Director of Financial Aid will make the selections.

Renewal is contingent upon:

  1. Maintaining the GPA requirement and making sufficient progress toward degree completion.
  2. Being enrolled at the College.
  3. Being in good standing as defined by the College’s Code of Conduct.