We will begin accepting applications for College of Engineering scholarships (for returning undergraduates currently enrolled in the college) for the 2018-2019 academic year on the first day of Spring semester 2018 (Tuesday, January 16, 2018). 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. The deadline to submit a complete application is March 1, 2018.
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:
The Virginia Tech motto is, “Ut Prosim,” that I may serve. You have chosen to begin a career in the engineering profession. How do you envision putting the Virginia Tech motto into action? How, specifically, do you plan to put your engineering skills and efforts into service for your family, your community, your employer, your country, your place of worship, your future alma mater? (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.
To be considered for University level scholarship awards, students must complete the University’s Scholarship Application, due by December 7, 2017. Many University level scholarships require a demonstration of financial need which is determined by the FAFSA; thus, we strongly encourage you to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the University’s priority deadline of January 15, 2018.
Most College of Engineering 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.