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Pathways Scholars having fun and building community with peers from across Virginia on the Virginia Tech campus

Pathways Scholars with Mr. Joe May at the 2019 Summer Design Project Showcase
Pathways Scholars having fun and building community with peers from across Virginia on the Virginia Tech campus

2020 Pathways Application

Summer Program Dates: Saturday, July 11 through Saturday, July 25. 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.

1. Student Application Form

The Student Application Form can be completed online OR on paper using the downloadable PDF files below.  Paper applications should be mailed to: 

Pathways
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 February 1, 2020. 

Decisions will be mailed by March 1, 2020.

If you have any questions, please email Ashley Taylor Repisky at pathways@vt.edu or call 540-231-2226.

Eligibility

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 2020 are encouraged to apply.

Pathways Scholars learn about the autonomous vehicle industry from TORC Robotics

Pathways Scholars learn about the autonomous vehicle industry from TORC Robotics
Pathways Scholars learn about the autonomous vehicle industry from TORC Robotics
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2020_Pathways_Student_Application_Word Template.docx
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2020_Pathways_Student_Application_PDF.pdf Pathways for Future Engineers Student Application in PDF format

Application Checklist

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):

Question #1:

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?

Question #2:

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?

Question #3:

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 February 1, 2020. Decisions will be sent out by March 1, 2020. 

Questions?

Please contact Ashley Taylor Repisky at 540-231-2226 or pathways@vt.edu

Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

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