College Scholarships and Awards

The Austin Excellence Fund for Veterans was established by Paul and Linda Austin to enhance educational programs for student veterans at Virginia Tech. A portion of the funds are used for scholarships.

Selection Criteria: Recipients shall be students (graduate or undergraduate) who are veterans with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipients shall be chosen on academic merit.

Supplemental materials to include:

Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

A merit-based scholarship for a student who is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. This scholarship honors an outstanding student who is and will continue to be an excellent representative of the College.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status; strong academic achievement, leadership, and service to others.

Supplemental materials to include:

1.Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 250-300 word personal statement that speaks to your commitment to service towards others and how you hope to make a difference in the world.

3. A letter of support from the chair of your major's department, your advisor, or your professor. Submitted through Academic Works.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Hulick Endowed Scholarship for Leadership, Friendship, and Service aids undergraduate students who exhibit extraordinary characteristics of leadership, friendship, and service to others. Established by Mr. Jerry L. Hulick.

Selection Criteria: rising junior, outstanding leadership, friendship, and service. Academic achievement and financial need may also be considered.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A one page essay that addresses your experiences in the ares of leadership, friendship, and service at Virginia Tech and in the broader community and how these experiences are important to your future personal and professional development.

3. A letter of support from the chair of your major's department, your advisor, or your professor. Submitted through Academic Works.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Moody, Pratt, Minor Scholarship, established to honor Mrs. Kay Moody Winzenried, recognizes and honors the friendship of three Virginia Tech roommates from the Class of 1972: Kay Moody Winzenreid, A. Carole Pratt, and Brenda Minor. The scholarship is available to undergraduates, especially those involved in or majoring in International Studies.

Selection Criteria: Must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and professional accomplishment. Preference given to rising seniors.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. An essay based on the following prompt: What are your professional career goals? How do you plan to achieve your goals?

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

Mildred Crawford Weidemann (Class of 1955) established the Mildred Crawford Weidemann Scholarship to benefit students in the college.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status, financial need (based on FAFSA submitted), relevant family circumstances, academic achievement, community service, and good character.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. An 200- to 300-word essay detailing any community service you have done and examples of how you have exhibited good character.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Robichaud Family Scholarship was established by Ms. Paula J. Robichaud because of her firm belief that higher education provides life-altering benefits to students. The scholarship is awarded to deserving students who demonstrate a commitment to their education, to service to others, and who have financial need. It is Ms. Robichaud's hope that a Virginia Tech education will benefit individuals in some of the meaningful ways that it did her.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status, financial need (based onFAFSA submitted), academic achievement, and service to others.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 250- to 300-word essay that addresses how your education at Virginia Tech has impacted your life now and prepares you for your future personal and professional development.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

 

 

 

 

As of 2005, the Nelson-Lehmann-Gold-VanSant extended family held 18 degrees from Virginia Tech. Recently realizing this and the amazing possibility and privilege they have to direct funds and corporate matching funds to Virginia Tech, several family members established the Nelso-Lehmann-Gold-VanSant Family Scholarship to recognize, encourage, and assist deserving students who show good academic progress. The donors wish to encourage and reward students who, even though they may have had previous academic difficulty, have recovered and continued to show academic improvement.

Selection Criteria: rising junior or senior, GPA of 3.0 or higher in most recent semester, major in Human Development, Nutrition, Family Housing (not Real Estate), Teaching and Learning, or related major providing life-long family related skills.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 200- to 300-word essay describing your academic difficulty and how you have recovered.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The John Rathbone Scholarship was established by John Paul Rathbone '74, a Virginia Tech alumnus with a bachelor's degree in History. Mr. Rathbone established the scholarship to aid undergrauate students majoring in English or History, with preference given to students that show financial need or previous recipients who continue to qualify in subsequent academic years.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status, major in English or History, financial need (based on FAFSA submitted).

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 250- to 500-word essay addressing how your education at Virginia Tech has impacted your life now and prepares you for your future personal and professional development.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Mary Karen Read Memorial Scholarship was established in memory and in honor of Mary Karen Read who died during the tragic shooting on April 16, 2007. She was a freshman majoring in interdisciplinary studies and was active in Campus Crusade for Christ. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends, especially on trips to the mountains, the beach, and the lake, and was happiest when helping others, especially children.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status who indicates intentions to pursue elementary education.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 200- to 500-word essay describing how you are working with children and your desire to pursue elementary education.

3. A letter of support from the chair of you major's department, advisor, or professor. Submitted through Academic Works.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

Margaret Rawlinson Svoboda embodied the outreach mission of the university and endowed this scholarship to support undergraduate students who demonstrate both academic success and a commitment to community service. A strong preference will be given to Virginia residents who have attained 4-H All Star status or who have a strong record of achievement and activity in 4-H work.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status, need (both financial and other need due to family circumstances, academic merit, community service and 4-H involvement, and satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 250- to 300-word personal statement that speaks to your community service and 4-H involvement.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

In 1998, R. Paul Farrell endowed this award in memory of his late wife, Susan Pascoe Farrell, who graduated in the class of 1949 with a degree in Home Economics.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status, financial need (based on FAFSA submitted), academic achievement, and good character.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 200-word essay detailing any examples of how you have exhibited good character.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Mildred E. Young Scholarship was established by Roderick W. Young to honor Mildred E. Young.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status, financial need (based on FAFSA submitted), academic achievement, and professional potential.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. An essay based on the following prompts: What are your professional career goals? How do you plan to achieve your goals?

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Hallie L. Hughes Scholarship was established by Janet Cameron to honor Hallie L. Hughes.

Selection Criteria: undergraduate status, financial need (based on FAFSA submitted), academic achievement, and professional and leadership potential.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 500- to 600-word essay based on the following prompts: What are your professional career goals? How do you plan to achieve your goals? Describe any leadership experiences you have had and how they have influenced you professionally and personally.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Jerry Niles Alumni Scholarship was established by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Alumni Advisory Board in honor of Dean Jerry Niles for the exemplary leadership he gave during his tenure as Dean.

Selection Criteria: Rising junior or senior who shows leadership skills and embraces the university motto of UT Prosim.

Supplemental materials to include:

Attach Resume - Provide any award/honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus, community, and any work-related activities. List any activities and leadership positions you have held or are currently holding at Virginia Tech.

Attach Essays

- Essay 1 (200 words or less) - What does being a Hokie mean to you?

- Essay 2 - Provide a personal statement in a few paragraphs describing how you have demonstrated/fulfilled this university's motto, UT Prosim: That I May Serve, to the community, college and/or your department.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Staff Association Scholarship was established to aid and to honor undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership, and service to others through extracurricular activities and community involvement. Financial need is also considered.

Selection Criteria: Academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or better), Financial/educational need, Extracurricular activities, and Community involvement.

Supplemental materials to include:

Attach Resume - Provide any award/honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus, community, and any work-related activities. List any activities and leadership positions you have held or are currently holding at Virginia Tech.

Essay (250-500 words) - Personal statement that illustrates one important learning experience (academic or otherwise) that has contributed to who you are. If you would like to share pertinent information related to financial need, please include that information.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Austin Excellence Fund for Veterans was established by Paul and Linda Austin to enhance educational programs for student veterans at Virginia Tech. A portion of the funds are used for scholarships.

Selection Criteria: Recipients shall be students (graduate or undergraduate) who are veterans with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipients shall be chosen on academic merit.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The James D. Moran Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. James Moran in memory of his father, Mr. James D. Moran. This scholarship is for graduate students studying issues faced by individuals and families within various environments throughout the lifespan, including such areas as family systems, human development, nutrition, work/family relationships, health and well-being, and family/consumer resource management.

Selection Criteria: Must be graduate student.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your resume, containing any awards and/or honors you have received, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, service to campus and/or community, and any work-related activities.

2. A 600-word essay describing your course of study and your actual or planned dissertation or thesis topic.

3. A letter of support from your major advisor. When requesting this letter, please have them submit it directly to Allison Craft by the deadline.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

The Faculty Campaign Graduate Student Scholarship was established by the faculty in the former College of Human Resources and Education to aid a graduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Selection Criteria: graduate student, scholastic achievement, financial need (based on FAFSA submitted), and demonstrated leadership potential.

Supplemental materials to include:

1. Your curriculum vitae

2. A one-page essay delineating your contributions to the college, your publications (including those in press), and presentations made while representing the college and/or Virginia Tech.

3. A letter of support from a College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences faculty member. When requesting this letter, please have them submit it directly to Dan Thorp by the deadline.

Application Open Dates: January 7 - March 3, 2019

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Contact Person: Dan Thorp

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND HUMAN SCIENCES

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences awards scholarships each semester for students participating in education abroad. Scholarships vary in value from $250-$1,000. 

Selection Criteria: Awarded to undergraduate students who plan to study abroad. Applicants must be current students in good academic standing with a primary or secondary major in the college. (Students with only a CLAHS Minor are not eligible). 

Before beginning your application:
-Have a copy of your unofficial transcript
-Know the estimated expense breakdown of your trip (i.e. tuition, room and board, airfare, etc.)
-Know the details of the program
-Know how many credits and course(s) you will be enrolled in during the semester of travel
-Prepare two essays

Essay 1: Justification for Support:  Write up to two pages addressing how this education abroad experience will complement your education and your future goals. Include in the essay a brief statement of your goals, why you chose this specific education abroad program, and a description of how these courses will contribute to your overall plan of study. Save the essay as a PDF file with your last name and type of essay (for example: Smith_Support). Include a cover sheet with your full name, student ID number, education abroad program name and location, and the term you will be abroad (i.e. Winter Term 2019, Spring 2019, Summer I 2019, Summer II 2019). Include your name on every page. 

Essay 2: Statement of Need:  Write up to one page addressing why this scholarship is important for you to be able to participate in education abroad. Save the essay as a PDF file with your last name and type of essay (for example: Smith_Need). Include a cover sheet with your full name, student ID number, education abroad program name and location, and the term you will be abroad (i.e. Winter Term 2019, Spring 2019, Summer I, Summer II ). Include your name on every page.    

Application Open Dates
Round 1: September 17th, 2018 - October 7th, 2018 (for Winter/Spring/Summer study abroad)
Round 2: January 15th, 2019 - February 10th, 2019 (for Summer/Fall study abroad)

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Contact: Dan Thorp
Email: wachau@vt.edu