We will begin accepting applications for College of Engineering scholarships (for returning undergraduates currently enrolled in the college) for the 2017-2018 academic year on the first day of Spring semester 2017 (Tuesday, January 17, 2017). An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher will be considered competitive for the majority of scholarships, though some scholarships do require a higher GPA.

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The deadline to submit a complete application was March 1, 2017.

Anyone who hopes to receive a college scholarship MUST submit this application.Even if you have received a scholarship in past years which is renewable based on your GPA alone, you still must submit the application by the deadline listed above in order to be eligible for any additional departmental or college-level funding.

Please note the application includes an essay which must be cut and pasted into a text box. Recognize that incomplete applications (i.e. those lacking essays) will not be considered. Essays must be limited to 500 words. The essay topic is:

  • Identify the one technological advancement in the past century you feel had the greatest impact on society. (Depth of thinking, clarity, conciseness will be considered when reviewing your essay.)

Scholarship amounts vary from $500 for one year to $5000+ year renewable up to three years. Some sponsors request personal interviews; others allow the dean's office or departmental scholarship committees to select scholarship recipients.

We strongly encourage you to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the University General Scholarship Application. More information on both of these applications can be found at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid web page at Financial Aid. Submitting these applications will enhance your scholarship opportunities for other university scholarships.

Most scholarship awards will be made by July 1st. Notifications will be sent to ALL applicants' Virginia Tech email account by July 1, whether a college-level award is granted or not, so please check accordingly.