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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.
2001 Mission Statement adapted in 2006, by the Board of Visitors
Accounting and Information Systems
Agricultural and Applied Economics
Animal and Poultry Sciences
Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management Improving Consumers' Lives through Design, Management, and Policy
Applied Economic Management
Art History; Studio Art; and Visual Communication & Graphic Design
Biochemistry (Agriculture & Life Sciences)
Biological Sciences (Biology)
Biological Systems Engineering
Business Information Systems
Business Information Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Construction Engineering and Management
Crop and Soil Sciences
Decision Support Systems
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Environmental Policy and Planning
Environmental Resources Management
Food Science and Technology
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Horticulture: Environmental Horticulture & Landscape Contracting
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Industrial and Systems Engineering
J, K, L
Life Sciences Undecided
Management Information Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
Natural Resources (undecided)
Natural Resources Conservation
Public and Urban Affairs
Religion & Culture
Theatre and Cinema
Wood Science and Forest Products
Scholarships are grant or gift aid, therefore using scholarship search services should be free. Please do not wait for an offer of admissions before applying for scholarships. Apply Now! The application process and deadline will vary depending on who is awarding the scholarship. Please be sure to review the information provided carefully.
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New Scholarship Information
There is now a section on the Hokie Spa that will give current Undergraduate students specific information on scholarships based on their college and/or major.
To find this information go to Hokie Spa>Financial Aid Information>Financial Aid Scholarship Information. You will see information on General Scholarships, your college, and department if it was provided to us. Keep in mind not all college/departments have provided information.
Types of Scholarships
Presidential Scholarship Programs
University Honors Scholarships
College and Departmental Scholarships
International Student Scholarships
Outside Scholarships are any scholarships not given out by Virginia Tech.
For more help, visit other online scholarship resources. Click here for a list of helpful web sites.
The 2014-15 FAFSA is now available at www.fafsa.gov. Our priority deadline is March 1st. University Scholarships and Financial Aid will provide assistance completing the FAFSA every Friday in February from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Virginia Tech offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and minors.
Virginia Tech offers 76 masters and 62 doctoral degrees through nine academic colleges.
On Campus Clubs
In order to be listed with the university as an active student organization, a student group must submit the proper documents to the Student Activities Office each fall in accordance with established procedures. Officially listed student organizations will be classified in the following manner:
Extended Campus Student Organization (ECSO): a voluntary association of Virginia Tech students at an extended campus location that has no direct relationship to the university but upon completion of registration documents with its extended campus center and receipt of those documents by the Student Activities Office is entitled, pursuant to policies established at its extended campus center, to certain privileges which may include operating, meeting, advertising, and participating in activities on its Virginia Tech extended campus.
Registered Student Organization (RSO): a voluntary association of Virginia Tech students that has no direct relationship to the university but upon completion of registration documents is entitled to certain privileges to include operating, meeting, advertising, and participating in activities on the Virginia Tech campus.
University Chartered Student Organization (UCSO): an organization comprised primarily of students but which, by constitutional design, has a specifically established direct relationship to the university. This relationship includes, but is not limited to, policy review, special programs, governance, and paid faculty/staff advisers/coaches.
University Student Life Program (USLP): an organization comprised primarily or exclusively of students whose activities, operations, and decision making processes are directly governed by academic or administrative departments and for which the university is ultimately responsible.
Officially listed organizations shall have the privilege to conduct activities on the campus of Virginia Tech in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Procedures for the establishment and maintenance of each classification of student organizations are recommended by the Commission on Student Affairs, approved by University Council, and administered by the Student Activities Office.
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2012-2013 co-chairs of the Department Heads Council: Dr. Reza Barkhi, Department Head, Accounting and Information Systems, and Dr. François Elvinger, Department Head, Population Health Sciences
2011-2012 co-chairs of the Department Heads Council: Dr. Sam Easterling, Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Ken Eriksson, Department Head, Geosciences.
2010-2011 co-chairs of the Department Heads Council: Dr. Sue Magliaro, Director, School of Education and Prof. Scott Poole, Director, School of Architecture + Design.