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General Scholarships

General Scholarships are awarded through the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Criteria for these scholarships vary and may include but are not limited to geographic location as defined by high school attended and/or city, county, or state of residence, academic achievement and financial need.  Academic achievement is generally defined as having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. 

The amount of the scholarship will vary, and may be renewable or one-time awards. Please check Scholarship Central for more information on specific scholarship opportunities. Award recipients may also see their scholarship's details by visiting the "Award Overview" tab in their Hokie SPA account. Students should apply each year to be considered for scholarships.

In order to be considered for the these scholarships, you must complete both the General Scholarship Application available through Scholarship Central and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the January 22nd deadline. The awards will be made based on financial need and/or academic merit.

These scholarships require that you complete the FAFSA and the General Scholarship Application available through Scholarship Central by January 22nd each year.  Recipients are selected by committee members from throughout Virginia Tech.

Upon completing the General Scholarship Application on Scholarship Central, you may be prompted to complete a supplemental conditional application based on your major or college. Please note that not all students will be prompted to fill out a conditional application. This portion of the application may require you to upload documents such as a resume or unofficial transcript.

After all parts of the application are completed, you will be automatically put into consideration for scholarships for which you are competitive. 

There are several scholarship opportunities that require a more in-depth application. For these scholarships, there is typically an additional short answer or essay question required of all applicants. Once you have completed the general application and any subsequent conditional applications, you will be shown scholarships for which you are qualified to submit these additional materials. After all applications and supplemental materials are submitted, you will be put into consideration for the award.