Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarships Initiative

The Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative (VTPSI) is a competitive scholarship program designed to offset the costs of college for in-state Virginia high school students with significant financial need.  The program will recognize and reward academically talented students who have shown persistence and a commitment to academic excellence.

Through the Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative, a maximum of 50 Virginia residents per year will be awarded renewable, four-year scholarships and will be welcomed into a comprehensive academic and social support community.

Requirements

Be a Virginia resident for in-state tuition purposes
Graduate from a Virginia high school 
Be Pell grant eligible with significant financial need
Demonstrate potential for stellar academic performance
Show evidence of leadership potential 
Submit the FAFSA application by the priority deadline
Be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits each semester
  *Preference will be given to students of first-generation families

Potentially eligible students will automatically be considered for the Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative. There is no application required other than completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the January 15th priority deadline.  Selection will be based on a formula that takes into account the students' Federal Pell Grant eligibility, strength of academic record and test scores, first generation status, and family size.  The 50 highest ranking candidates will be selected for the scholarship and notified around April 1.

Students selected as Virginia Tech Presidential Scholars will be awarded:

  • Renewable, four-year financial packages for tuition, fees, room, and board
  • Structured, well-established academic support and enrichment
  • Designated student orientation
  • Social and community-building activities
  • Faculty/student mentoring