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To render education at the University accessible to meritorious
young men of limited means, provision has been
made by the Legislature for the admission of one student
from each Senatorial District of the State, without payment
of matriculation and tuition fees and rents. This provision
is meant to be restricted to those who are not themselves,
and whose parents are not, in a situation to incur the expense
of their education at this Institution, without aid.

State students are appointed by the Faculty upon satisfactory
testimonials of fitness. The term of appointment is
for two years, but for extraordinary proficiency it may be
prolonged. They stand in all respects, except expense, on
the same footing as other students, enjoying the same privileges
and subject to the same laws. By way of remuneration
to the State for the aid afforded them, they are required,
on admission, to sign an engagement to teach in some public
or private school in Virginia for two years after leaving the
University, the emoluments of such service enuring, of
course, to their own benefit.

The applicant for a State appointment should state his age
(which must be at least seventeen) and designate the Schools
of the University he may wish to enter. He should submit
satisfactory testimonials of irreproachable moral character
and of capacity, as well by partial cultivation as original
vigor of mind, to profit by the instruction given at the


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University. It should also appear that neither he nor his
parents are able to incur the expense of his education without

The Faculty will proceed, on the 1st day of July, 1871,
to make appointments of State students for vacant districts.
The following are the districts under the new Constitution,
all of which, except those indicated by an asterisk, will be
vacant at the close of the present session.

☞ Applications should be addressed to the Chairman of
the Faculty.

  • *I. Alexandria, Fairfax, and Loudoun.

  • II. Fauquier, Rappahannock and Prince William.

  • III. Orange, Culpeper and Madison.

  • IV. Stafford, Spotsylvania and Louisa.

  • *V. Fluvanna, Goochland and Powhatan.

  • VI. Albemarle and Greene.

  • *VII. Buckingham and Appomattox.

  • VIII. Nelson and Amherst.

  • *IX. Franklin and Henry.

  • X. Pittsylvania.

  • XI. Campbell.

  • XII. Bedford.

  • XIII. Halifax.

  • XIV. Charlotte and Prince Edward.

  • XV. Mecklenburg.

  • XVI. King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland
    and Lancaster.

  • *XVII. Caroline, Essex and King William.

  • XVIII. Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex and King &

  • *XIX. Richmond City and Henrico.

  • XX. Norfolk City and Princess Anne.

  • XXI. Norfolk County and City of Portsmouth.

  • XXII. Nansemond, Southampton and Isle of Wight.

  • XXIII. Greenesville, Dinwiddie and Sussex.

  • XXIV. Surry, York, Warwick and Elizabeth City.

  • XXV. Brunswick and Lunenburg.

  • XXVI. Chesterfield and Prince George.

  • XXVII. City of Petersburg.

  • XXVIII. Accomac and Northampton.

  • *XXIX. Hanover, New Kent, Charles City and James City.

  • XXX. Cumberland, Amelia and Nottoway.

  • XXXI. Frederick, Clarke and Shenandoah.

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  • *XXXII. Page, Warren and Rockingham.

  • XXXIII. Highland and Augusta.

  • XXXIV. Rockbridge, Bath and Alleghany.

  • *XXXV. Botetourt, Roanoke, Craig and Giles.

  • XXXVI. Montgomery, Floyd and Patrick.

  • XXXVII. Grayson, Carroll and Wythe.

  • XXXVIII. Pulaski, Bland, Tazewell and Russell.

  • XXXIX. Lee, Scott, Wise and Buchanan.

  • *XL. Washington and Smyth.