The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association has a long tradition of recognizing talented students who are entering Virginia Tech for the first time through our scholarship program. The Scholarship Committee’s mission is to provide annual scholarships as well as grow our endowment to provide opportunities for future generations of Hokies. Through the generous contributions of the RVA Career Expo, the Central Virginia Wine Festival, and generous alumni the Richmond Hokies will be pleased to award seven $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors and two $2,500 scholarships for college transfer students from the Richmond area enrolling at Virginia Tech in the fall of 2017. Selections will be based on essay responses, academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular involvement, and community service.
The application submission period for the 2017-18 scholarships will open in early April 2017. Our scholarship application can be either electronically submitted or downloaded and printed when it is made available in early April. Please complete all sections and submit/postmark by Friday, May 1, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in late May. At the end of the summer we will host a send-off picnic for the entire incoming freshman class from the Richmond area where we will recognize this year’s scholarship recipients. Please be aware we will send out invitations by e-mail at a later date for you and your family. All new Hokies, families and alumni are invited to come. On behalf of our Virginia Tech alumni chapter, I hope each of you will join us.
We wish you the best of luck and look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Virginia Tech Class of 2021!
How you can help:
Giving to the Richmond Chapter’s Scholarship Fund provides an opportunity to provide both an immediate impact and create a legacy by having your contributions matched by the Richmond Chapter. For the 2017 – 2018 academic year, the Richmond Chapter will match individual or corporate gifts of $1,250 to create a one-time, $2,500 scholarship for incoming freshman*. Financial contributions are tax deductible in accordance with the Richmond Chapter’s 501(c)3 nonprofit status and can be designated for scholarships for the next academic year or for our endowment**.
To donate by check:
Richmond Chapter - Virginia Tech Alumni Association
P.O. Box 25066
Richmond, VA 23260-5066
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*To receive a matching gift from the Richmond Chapter VTAA, the minimum one-time donation is $1,250. Scholarships will be awarded using the selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee. Corporate and employee matching gifts will be designated as “Future Leaders Scholarship presented by ____ Co. and the Richmond Chapter - Virginia Tech Alumni Association.” Matching gifts are capped at 10 per annum and are made on a first come first serve basis.
**Donations to the endowment are not currently matched. All donations are final and are non-refundable.