Families of employees receive scholarships funded by employee donations
Thanks to the generosity of Virginia Tech employees and donors, the 2021 employees’ spouse and dependent scholarship helped make Virginia Tech education a little more affordable for six students. Each student received $1,000 for the 2021-22 academic year.
An annual scholarship reception is held each fall semester to recognize the awarded students, their families, and the donors. This year’s reception was held in August to provide an opportunity for the students to meet the scholarship committee, donors, and other recipients.
“It was great to come together in person to meet and recognize the recipients,” said Robin McCoy, executive director of finance and operations for the Division of Human Resources and chair of the employees’ spouse and dependent scholarship committee. “The only scholarship specific to Virginia Tech employees, it is an honor to continue this award in recognition of their dedication and family choosing to attend Virginia Tech.”
Since 2000, when the scholarship was established, more than 250 incoming students have received assistance. Each year the amount and number of recipients differ, based on the available funds.
This year, 22 students submitted their applications for the scholarship and six students were selected.
Scholarship donations are funded mainly from Virginia Tech employees, but anyone is welcome to donate.
Visit the Employees’ Spouse and Dependent Scholarship web page to learn more about the program, including how to apply for assistance or to give to the fund through payroll deduction.