Scholarship

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. 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

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. We have $14,277 and need $25,000 to start our own “Hokies United” endowment. The Tidewater Chapter hopes to raise $25,000 by the 10 year anniversary of April 16th.

APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP:

Once Virginia Tech has sent you an offer of admission, if you meet the following criteria, you should also receive an application via e-mail from the Virginia Tech Alumni Association in Blacksburg. If you do not receive the application, but you have been offered admission, contact Valerie Carpenter-Ho at (757) 672-1381.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY:     

  • 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.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the scholarship chairperson, Valerie Carpenter-Ho, no later than 5 p.m. April 29, 2016.

SELECTION PROCESS:

The Tidewater Chapter maintains a scholarship committee who reviews all applications submitted by the submission deadline. 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have any questions, contact Valerie Carpenter-Ho at (757) 672-1381 or go to the Contact Us PageGood luck to all applying!