One of our top priorities as a chapter is to help bright, local students attend Virginia Tech. Our scholarship program has awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships over the last decade. With your help, we can do even more.

A special thank you goes out to the chapter’s alumni and friends, who have given generously of their time and resources during the last year to make these scholarships possible. We would also like to thank our chapter’s generous corporate sponsors. 


Ut Prosim Award

The Chapter awards an Ut Prosim scholarship to one student the scholarship committee feels emulates the phrase Ut Prosim the most.

Hokies United Memorial Scholarship

We lost 32 precious souls on April 16, 2007. Hokies from all over wanted to help in any way they could. The Tidewater Chapter started receiving donations from many donors with the instruction to use these to help future Hokies. Over time we have set aside those proceeds until we could seed an endowment.  To date we have added $40,000 to our goal of $100,000.  With your help, we can meet this goal soon! 


(Specific dates listed in application email each year)

Mid February – Scholarship applications emailed to qualified Early Decision students

Mid April – Scholarship applications emailed to qualified Regular Decision students

End of April – Tidewater Chapter Application Submissions Due

Middle of May – Tidewater Chapter Scholarship Interviews Held

End of May – Tidewater Chapter Reports Award Winners to Blacksburg


  • Open to high school seniors who have received an official offer of admission to Virginia Tech
  • Student must reside in Southside Hampton Roads — specifically the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth or Virginia Beach. 
  • GPA:  3.7 or higher
  • Test Scores:  1100 SAT score (Combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or 24 ACT score.


Once Virginia Tech has sent you an offer of admission, if you meet the eligibility criteria, you should will receive an application via e-mail from the Virginia Tech Alumni Association in Blacksburg.  Those emails go out following regular admission offers near the end of March. If you do not receive the application and meet eligibility, but you have been offered admission, contact Amy Cheatham at 757-343-7145.


The Tidewater Chapter maintains a scholarship committee who reviews all applications submitted by the submission deadline indicated in the Email from Blacksburg. The committee screens the applications based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service, and personal attributes. This committee narrows down the pool of applicants to a select group of finalists who are then interviewed before the final selection is made.


If you have any questions, contact Amy Cheatham at 757-343-7145 or go to the Contact Us PageGood luck to all applying!