Pathways for Future Engineers

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Program Overview:

Pathways for Future Engineers is a multi-year Virginia Tech College of Engineering program designed to support first generation students and their families on the pathway from high school to an engineering degree. The program includes pre-college activities  (while students are still in high school) as well as additional support as students pursue their undergraduate degree.

SAVE THE DATE: Pathways Summer 2019 Program is scheduled for June 22nd to July 6th!

Pathways for Future Engineers includes a number of initiatives to support high school students on the pathway to college, including summer engineering programs, college application support, campus visits, and opportunities to build community with current and future Hokies. Read more about Pre-College Support in the Pathways program.

Pathways for Future Engineers also provides support after students are admitted to the Virginia Tech College of Engineering. In-college support includes:

1.  Student Transition Engineering Program (STEP)

2. Galileo and Hypatia Living Learning Communities

3. Rising Sophomore Abroad Program

4. Scholarship for Internship or Experiential Learning

Read more about Pathways support during college. 


Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.


Applications are due by March 25, 2019. Decisions will be sent out by April 25, 2019. 

Apply now!


Please contact us!
Ashley Taylor Repisky
Director, Pathways for Future Engineers


Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

215 Hancock Hall (0275), 490 Old Turner St., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7411
Email CEED