Upon completing an application for admission, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides students with their applicant credentials for use with Scholarship Central. Students will have access to this portal before an offer of admission. For maximum scholarship consideration, prospective students must submit the General Scholarship Application by January 22. In addition to the General Scholarship Application, a Free Applicaiton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must also be on file by the January 22 deadline. As new admission cycles begin in the Fall, prospective students will have time to complete both applications.
Current students may complete the General Scholarship Application every year. Current students must apply by January 22 for each subsequent year. For example, a freshman student may submit the application in the Fall semester for their sophomore year. Students wishing to be considered in the General Scholarship Application pool must also have a FAFSA on file by the January 22 deadline.
Students with renewable scholarships will receive their renewed financial aid offers in June. Renewable scholarships require the respective year's FAFSA to be filed by the priority deadline of March 1st. If a student wishes to maintain scholarship renewal and be considered for the General Scholarship Application, the January 22nd deadline takes precedence.
Please complete any necessary items to avoid delays in the disbursement of your scholarship. Required items such as thank you letters can be viewed by checking the “My Applications” tab after logging into Scholarship Central. If requested, you must also submit FAFSA Verification documentation before disbursement.
The General Scholarship Application is located on Scholarship Central and may be accessed using the link above. The FAFSA and General Scholarship Application must be completed by January 22nd for the following year's general scholarships. Please be sure to reference the Scholarship Central Users Guide for guidance.
Students must report any outside, non-VT related scholarships, grants, loans or other third-party program sending funds to Virginia Tech or directly to the student. Outside sources include, but are not limited, to high schools and community, civic, and professional associations. Do not report scholarships received from Virginia Tech colleges, departments, and alumni chapters.