RISE Information and Application for Juniors

RISE students in front of Hokie bird statue  making VT symbol

Students who participated in RISE as sophomores will receive an email invitation to attend a NSBE sponsored Pre-College Initiative event the fall of their junior year.

Current high school juniors may also apply to the RISE program. New participants and returning students will attend the Engineering Open House the spring of junior year. Students are bused to campus, arriving on Sunday afternoon. They stay overnight in a local hotel, and take part in an evening orientation program that includes dinner in one of the dining halls, a student panel and evening entertainment in the BreakZONE. On Monday, the students participate in the College of Engineering Open House activities to give them more information about the university and majors within Engineering. Participants return home Monday evening.

This RISE event will take place Sunday, March 31st through Monday, April 1, 2019. Application deadline is Monday, March 11, 2019.

Students who participated in the RISE program as sophomores need only to complete the registration form.

The RISE application consists of four parts:

  1. Student Application

  2. Parent/Legal Guardian Application

  3. Recommendations (Two are required from a math, science, or technology teacher)

  4. Official Grade Transcript

Please request a grade transcript from your guidance counselor and have it sent to:

Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity
215 Hancock Hall (0275)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

You mail also email an electronic version of the grade transcript to Kim Lester or call her at 540 231-7337.