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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.

The College of Science follows the Office of Financial Aid deadlines.

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 General and College of Science scholarship applications using Scholarship Central (https://vt.academicworks.com/)
  5. All College of Science scholarships are one-year scholarships. Students must apply/re-apply every year to be considered.

Please do not wait for an offer of admission before applying for scholarships.

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 General and College of Science scholarship applications using Scholarship Central (https://vt.academicworks.com/)
  6. All College of Science scholarships are one-year scholarships. Students must apply/re-apply every year to be considered.

Please do not wait for an offer of admission before applying for scholarships.

 

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:

  • Integrated Cellular Responses Lab graduate or undergraduate students participating in research in the field of breast cancer or treatment/long term care of patients with breast cancer
  • Selection of recipients will not be based on the student’s college, major or degree and students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, or the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute may be considered 
  • US Citizens or permanent residents 
  • Participants of one of the following officially recognized student organizations:
            Alpha Sigma Kappa – Women in Technical Studies
            Association for Women in Mathematics
            Society of Women Engineers
            Hypatia Living Learning Community
            Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
            Women in Engineering (WEST)

Requirements:

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

Requirements

  • Student must be able to demonstrate academic achievement

Deadline: December 11, 2020

Requirements:

  • Majoring in the College of Science 
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher 
  • Rising junior or senior (scheduled to graduate in 2022 or 2023)  
  • Complete the General Scholarship Application + College of Science Scholarship Application + College of Science Dean’s Roundtable application using Scholarship Central on or before December 11, 2020.   
  • Submit a personal statement on how Virginia Tech and the College of Science has impacted your life both inside and outside the classroom.   
  • Submit a Resume or CV 
  • Submit a letter of Recommendation (letters must be received on or before December 11 to be considered). Once a student submits (do not wait until the last minute to submit) the application, the recommender will receive an email with a link to the portal for completing the recommendation letter. 
  • Please Note: Students will not be considered for a scholarship unless the application has been submitted.  Make sure you select "Finish and Submit." 
  • Students can update a submitted application until the application closes.     

All finalists are required to submit a "statement of good disciplinary standing" before the interview process begins.   

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

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

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 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

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

Requirements

  • Out-of-state undergraduates majoring in the College of Science 
  • U.S. Citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S. 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 

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

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

Requirements

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

Requirements

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

Extended Deadline: February 26, 2021

Requirements:

  • Sophomore, junior or senior majoring in psychology 
  • The student must be able to demonstrate commitment or leadership in the Actively Caring for People (AC4P) Organization
  • Submit an essay that describes your involvement with the Actively Caring for People (AC4P) Organization and discuss how this membership has impacted your life.  
  • Submit a resume or CV 

Requirements

  • First-generation undergraduate student 
  • Must be from the Commonwealth of Virginia 
  • Majoring in Biological Sciences

Requirements

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

Requirements

  • A student enrolled in the University Honors Program
  • An undergraduate majoring in Mathematics or Chemistry

 

Requirements

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

Requirements

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

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

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.

Important details to note . . .

  1. The College of Science academic scholarship applications are available through Scholarship Central. See individual scholarships for more information. 
  2. Please note the deadlines for applications.
  3. Please Note:  Students will not be considered for a scholarship unless the application has been submitted.  Make sure you select "Finish and Submit." Students can update a submitted application until the application closes. 
  4. All students who have completed and submitted the General Scholarship application and the College of Science application will be considered for all General Scholarships awarded by the College of Science Dean's Office.  

Questions or concerns should be sent to Susan Haymore.