Scholarships

Virginia Tech is committed to ensuring the success of its students. To help achieve this goal, the College of Science and its departments offer multiple scholarships that support students' education and research.

Scholarship Application Instructions

All students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for a scholarship.

Are you a first-year or transfer student?

Any student that plans to apply for admission* (first-year and transfer) in one of the majors in the College of Science will be considered for all available scholarships if they complete the following:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Have a declared major in the College of Science (includes Explore Science)
  3. Meet scholarship specific criteria
  4. Complete the following application using Scholarship Central (https://vt.academicworks.com/): 
  • General Scholarship Application

*You do not need to be offered admission to apply

Are you a continuing student?

Any continuing student will be considered for the following College of Science scholarships if they:    

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Have completed at least one semester of course work at Virginia Tech
  3. Have a declared major in the College of Science (includes Explore Science)
  4. Meet scholarship specific criteria
  5. Complete the following applications using Scholarship Central (https://vt.academicworks.com/)
  • General Scholarship Application
  • College of Science Application
  • Complete Scholarship Specific Application (see below; find application by using the keyword search in All Opportunities inside Scholarship Central).  

 

College of Science Academic Scholarships

First-Year Scholarships

Requirements

  • Student must be majoring in either Statistics or Mathematics
  • Her/his primary residence must be Connecticut, New York, or Virginia

Requirements

  • The student's primary residence must be Southwestern Virginia 
  • S/he must be pursuing degree in the College of Science
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement
  • Demonstrate financial need

Requirements

  • Students majoring in a program in the Academy of Integrated Science: Computational Modeling & Data Analytics (CMDA), Nanoscience (NANO), or Systems Biology (SYSB).

Requirements

  • Student must be able to demonstrate academic achievement

Requirements

  • Awarded to students who graduated from a high school in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or Virginia.
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate extracurricular leadership and community service
  • Academic Achievement (GPA of 2.7 or higher)  

Requirements

  • Student must be able to demonstrate strong academic achievement
  • S/he must also be able to demonstrate strong personal achievement, strong character, and love for learning

Requirements

  • Student must be majoring in biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, or physics

Requirements:

  • Outstanding student preparing to enter medical school
  • Student must be able to demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, and service
  • Individual must also be able to demonstrate financial need

Requirements:

  • Incoming freshman in the College of Science

Requirements

  • Incoming freshman majoring in biological sciences who graduated from Christiansburg High School.

Requirements

  • Students enrolled in or entering the areas of Geological Sciences, Physics, Biological Sciences, or Chemistry with preference given to students in Geological Sciences
  • Well-rounded individuals who can demonstrate a balance of academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Individual must also be able to demonstrate financial need

Requirements

  • Student must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher
  • S/he must have attended public high school

Requirements

  • A student majoring in Biological Sciences or Chemistry
  • The student must be enrolled in pre-medicine or pre-dental program

Current Student Scholarships

Requirements

  • Must have completed one semester at VT
  • Term GPA of 3.4 or higher for every term at VT
  • Demonstrate leadership either in student government, the Corps of Cadets, or Greek System
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Requirements

  • Student must be majoring in either Statistics or Mathematics
  • Her/his primary residence must be Connecticut, New York, or Virginia

Requirements

  • The student's primary residence must be Southwestern Virginia 
  • S/he must be pursuing degree in the College of Science
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement
  • Demonstrate financial need

Requirements

  • Students majoring in a program in the Academy of Integrated Science: Computational Modeling & Data Analytics (CMDA), Nanoscience (NANO), or Systems Biology (SYSB).

Requirements

  • Student must be a senior  
  • S/he must be able to demonstrate financial need

Requirements

  • Student must be able to demonstrate academic achievement

Requirements

  • Awarded to students who graduated from a high school in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or Virginia.
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate extracurricular leadership and community service
  • Academic Achievement (GPA of 2.7 or higher)  

Requirements

  • Student must be able to demonstrate strong academic achievement
  • S/he must also be able to demonstrate strong personal achievement, strong character, and love for learning

Requirements

  • Student must be a graduating senior at the time the scholarship is awarded

Requirements

  • Student must be majoring in biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, or physics

Requirements

  • Student must be a sophomore, junior or senior
  • S/he must be majoring in mathematics or a math-related discipline
  • Must demonstrate high academic achievement
  • Must demonstrate financial need or relevant family circumstances
  • Must have graduated from Brentsville High School in Nokesville Virginia or Osborne High School in Manassas Virginia

Requirements

Requirements

  • Student must be engaged in research or study that may help find a  solution to the problem of world hunger

Requirements:

  • Outstanding student preparing to enter medical school
  • Student must be able to demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, and service
  • Individual must also be able to demonstrate financial need

Requirements:

  • Student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Must be a Virginia resident

Requirements

  • Students enrolled in or entering the areas of Geological Sciences, Physics, Biological Sciences, or Chemistry with preference given to students in Geological Sciences
  • Well-rounded individuals who can demonstrate a balance of academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Individual must also be able to demonstrate financial need

Requirements

Requirements:

  • Awarded student majoring in the College of Science; expected term of graduation must be Spring, Summer, or Fall 2018 or 2019
  • Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Award amount:  Runner ups $2000 and Roundtable Scholar $7000 

Requirements

  • Student must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher
  • S/he must have attended public high school

Requirements

  • A student majoring in Biological Sciences or Chemistry
  • The student must be enrolled in pre-med or pre-dent program

Major-Specific Scholarships


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Graduate Level Scholarships

College of Science Awards

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have completed at least one year of study towards their Master’s or Ph.D., but should have at least one year of study left in the College of Science.
  • The call for applications will occur in the spring semester of each year. In order to be considered, scholarship applications must include:  
  • Signed application form
  • One letter of support of not more than two pages in length from the applicant’s advisor, department head/chair, or a professor in their academic unit. This letter should address the applicant’s research, academic performance, and their potential for making an impact through research and outreach.
  • Personal statement of not more than two pages in length from the candidate providing a synopsis of his/her research, how they hope to make an impact, relevant outreach activities, and a description of how the scholarship can make a difference for their work.
  • CV in NSF-style format (two pages in length)

The Scholarship will be awarded for the upcoming academic year and administered through the University Scholarships and Financial Aid office.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrates exceptional academic merit. Each academic department and school within the college may nominate one graduate student for this award. 
  • Nominees must be in their second or third year of graduate study, and must embody academic excellence in coursework, research, and related activities. 
  • Call for nominations will occur in the spring semester and will be awarded for the following academic year.
  • In order to be considered, applications must include:
  • Cover Sheet:  Name of the Candidate, Submitting Department, and Candidate’s Contact Information
  • One letter of support of not more than two pages in length from the applicant’s advisor, department head/chair, or a professor in their academic unit
  • Virginia Tech transcript (unofficial – can be printed from Hokie Spa)
  • CV in NSF-style format (two pages in length)

Fellowships

The Graduate School accepts department nominations for several fellowships for outstanding students: the Powell Fellowship, the Cunningham Fellowship, and the Congressional Fellowship.

There are other fellowships available through colleges and departments. Students are encouraged to contact their academic departments for information.

Scholarships

The College of Science manages two annual awards given by the Graduate School: Outstanding Master's Student and Outstanding Doctoral Student. Winners are selected by the College and the Graduate School distributes the awards. Calls for these awards happen in the spring semester.

Other internal scholarships may be available through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. External scholarships may also be available to graduate students.