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2021 Pathways Application
Summer Program Dates: Sunday, July 25 through Saturday, August 7. Participants must attend full duration of summer program.
Program Cost: All program costs are covered for accepted Pathways Scholars. This includes food, transportation, lodging, and program costs.
Applications will not be reviewed until the entire Student Application Form is complete.
The Student Application Form can be completed online OR on paper using the downloadable PDF files below. Paper applications should be mailed to:
Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity
490 Old Turner St
215 Hancock Hall (0275)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
DEADLINE TO COMPLETE ONLINE COMPONENTS is 11:55 pm April 5, 2021.
Decisions will be mailed by May 1, 2021.
If you have any questions, please email Perry Martin at email@example.com or call 540-231-2226.
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 2021 are encouraged to apply.
PATHWAYS APPLICATION CHECKLIST
1. Complete the Student Application Form
On the Student Application Form, you will be asked to provide basic personal information, high school information, grade information (courses taken, grades received), and any extracurricular activities or accomplishments that you would like to share. In addition, the Student Application Form has three short essays (300 words or less):
The Pathways for Future Engineers Program strives to help students reach their long-term goals. We are interested in learning more about your future goals. What are your long-term goals for high school, college, and beyond? How would participating in the Pathways Program support you in reaching your long-term goals?
Describe a situation where you faced a challenge or barrier. How did you navigate this situation? What or who helped you overcome this situation? What advice would you give to a future student who encounters a similar situation?
Engineers often work collaboratively to solve problems. Please identify a problem that you have observed in your community. Why is this problem important to you? If you were given an unlimited budget, how would you work to solve this problem in your community.
Applications due by April 5, 2021. Decisions will be sent out by May 1, 2021.
Please contact Perry Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.