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Welcome

Virginia Tech would like to thank all U.S. military personnel and veterans for their service.

    American flag in front of Burruss Hall

 

Ut Prosim: That I may serve. 

This motto embodies the educational and community foundations of Virginia Tech.  We celebrate our military veterans, in particular, for their exemplary service to the nation and their daily contributions to the university.  We are committed to supporting veterans' integration into academic and professional lives at Virginia Tech by providing support networks and a central resource for veterans' information on campus and in the local community.

Welcome to Virginia Tech. We look forward to serving you.

  

 

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This website development was supported through the National Science Foundation, grant #EEC-0835932, and through the support of the VT Department of Mechanical Engineering, the VT Graduate School, and The Student Success Center.

News and Events

 

Veteran and Military Student Resource Guide

Save The Date

Student Veteran Conference at ODU on March 27, 2015 from 9 AM until 2:30 PM.  Similar to the Conference that was held in Nov 2013, we will focus on issues impacting our Student Veterans and how higher education can continue to support them in their education.  The theme for this year’s conference will be “Preparing for your future: College, Graduation and Beyond.”  - more details to follow

Scholarship Information

  • Edward Via College of  Osteopathic Medicine has established an Admissions Scholarship for qualified students who are Veterans (or will be Veterans by the time they attend) medical school. Click here for more information.
  • Virginia Troops to Teachers-funding available to military personnel who would like to be teachers.  Please go to the website (troopstoteachers) for complete information.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium 

2015–2016 Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities!

 

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Scholarship and Fellowship Program.  Each academic year the VSGC awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students attending Virginia Space Grant member institutions and majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field.

 

The Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship provides one-year, non-renewable support up to $8,500 for undergraduate students enrolled in a Virginia Space Grant university pursuing any field of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) and actively engaged in a research project with STEM or aerospace relevance. Deadline to apply is February 9, 2015.

The Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program provides $6,000 in support to graduate students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty mentor.  The Graduate Fellowship is add-on support for students and is renewable for one year.  Deadline to apply is February 9, 2015.

Research proposals from students majoring in any STEM field and working on a project that supports NASA’s mission are welcomed.  VSGC can assist students and faculty in identifying appropriate research projects.  Please see our website for details.

The STEM Bridge Scholarship Program provides $1,000 renewable awards to sophomore students from any federally recognized minority group enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities.   Deadline to apply is March 16, 2015.

 

Veterans@VT

Veterans@VT, Virginia Tech's student veterans group and a chapter of Student Veterans of America, recently helped Homes for Our Troop build a house for a local veteran wounded during his service. In early October 2013, the group led the flag-raising ceremony at a key turning event to welcome Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Austin and his family to their new home.

CLICK HERE to view the video

Thank You for Your Support
  • Chi Delta Alpha for their fundraiser. They had a benefit concert with the accapela groups from campus and raised money for Veterans@VT
  • ITT Exelis Night Vision and Imaging for their donation in support of student veterans at Virginia Tech.

Other News

  • Virginia Tech has been recognized by Military Advanced Education as one of America's Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities for the 3rd consecutive year.
  • SCHEV Provides Link Between Service Members and College Education To take full advantage of all the military benefits offered by Virginia, service members need to know about them. That is why the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has put all that information in one place at http://www.schev.edu/MilitaryEducation.asp . This new link on the SCHEV website includes details regarding financial benefits for active duty military members, financial benefits for family members of active duty members, and education benefits for military veterans and their families. The website also provides links to the separation and reinstatement policies at all of Virginia’s public colleges and universities along with other helpful resources such as information about the GI Bill and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

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Graduate School 101


Video note

We recommend that you click on the "full screen" button on lower right of the video screen to play the slide show video.