Scholarships

To apply for continuing student scholarships you must:

  • be an undergraduate currently enrolled at Virginia Tech (completed at least one semester at VT)
  • and have a declared major in the Pamplin College of Business (Business Undecided, ACIS, BIT, ECON, FIN, HTM, MGT or MKTG)
  • meet the scholarship-specific criteria

If you are also interested in applying for a university or departmental scholarship, you may contact University Scholarships and Financial Aid or your individual department office to inquire about their application procedures. If you have additional questions, please contact Linda Tanko, or call the Undergraduate Programs Office at (540) 231-6602.

Frequently Asked Questions


Eligibility Requirements for Academic Year 2017-2018

Q: What should I do to be ready to apply for 2017-2018 Pamplin Scholarships?

  • Students applying for need-based scholarships must file a 2017-2018 FAFSA prior to the on-line Scholarship Application deadline.
  • Update Hokie-Spa and major(s)/minor(s) information and expected graduation date!  Avoid becoming ineligible for scholarships by updating your record!  Check all contact information, anticipated graduation date, and major(s)/minor(s) etc.  Most scholarships have specific restrictions in the criteria that must be verified against the student record.
  • Review the 2017-2018 Pamplin Preview Scholarship List to determine your eligibility for our current individual scholarships. Read the scholarship qualifications very carefully so that you do not apply for scholarships for which you are not eligible.
  • Update your resume and create an individual essay for each intended scholarship application.  Each applicant will submit one resume and then will submit one essay per scholarship (1 page, maximum file size 250k).  Save each document separately so that you may upload them individually when you apply.

Q: I was just admitted to Virginia Tech in the Pamplin College of Business, can I apply for these scholarships? 

  • No, the online Scholarship Application is for the purposes of students who are currently enrolled at Virginia Tech (completed at least one semester at VT), with a declared major in the Pamplin College of Business (Bus Undecided, ACIS, BIT, ECON, FIN, HTM, MGT, or MKTG). Check back here next year to find out how to apply for the college-level scholarships.

Q: Is there a minimum GPA for your scholarships? 

  • Some scholarships mention specific GPA requirements.  For those that do not, recipients generally have an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher, but that can vary depending upon the applicant pool.


FAFSA Information

Q: If I already have a 2016-2017 FAFSA on file, do I need to submit another one? 

  • Yes, if you are applying for a need-based scholarship, because recipients will receive their scholarships in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Q: If I do not need financial aid and I am not planning to apply for a “need-based” scholarship, am I required to file a FAFSA?

  • No, you are not.

Q: How do I apply for a 2017-2018 FAFSA?

  • Go to the Financial Aid and Scholarships website for general information, helpful hints, FAFSA4caster, frequently asked questions, and a link to apply for the FAFSA on-line.  The FAFSA is available for completion,  prior to the upcoming aid year, and must be submitted (with valid signatures) by Virginia Tech’s January 15th priority deadline.  However, for Pamplin Scholarships you may file up till the Pamplin Deadline.

Q: I have not filed my tax return yet, so how can I complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA?

  • Starting with the 2017­–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®), the following changes have been put in place:
  • Students are now able to submit a FAFSA®.  Students have been able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA since Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date is a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available Jan. 1 as in previous years.)
  • Students now report earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students are required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) must report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

Q: I filed my 2017-2018 FAFSA, but have outstanding signatures and/or paperwork to complete for the Financial Aid Office, am I still eligible for the scholarship(s) I applied for online?

  • Yes and no. Yes, if you applied for scholarships that are not need-based. Unfortunately, no, if you applied for a need-based scholarship.  You MUST have a “complete” FAFSA by the Pamplin deadline to be eligible for need-based scholarships.  If you submit your FAFSA and application by the deadline, but have outstanding paperwork or signatures to finalize your submission, your application cannot adequately be reviewed.  Therefore, your application will not be considered.  If you are aware of any problems that cannot be resolved by January 15th, you must contact Fin Aid or Linda Tanko prior to the deadline and an exception may be possible.

Q: I am an International student, can I still apply for scholarships since I cannot file a FAFSA? 

  • Yes. No FAFSA is required for non-need-based scholarships. However, for a need-based scholarship, International students are required to click here to complete a College Board Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator.  After completion, submit a copy of the estimate printout to Matt Hammond in the VT Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.  The document can be submitted in person at 200 Student Services Building; by fax to 540.231.9139; or, by e-mail/scanned document to mhammon@vt.edu.   Important: Identify on the document that it is to be used for Pamplin Scholarship application purposes.


Applying for Scholarships

Q: I filed my 2017-2018 FAFSA and updated all of my information, how do I apply for scholarships?

  • Go to the Scholarships page on the Pamplin Undergraduate Programs website to apply online. (No paper applications will be accepted).

Q: When is the Scholarship Application deadline?

  • All applications must be complete and submitted online prior to the deadline of 4:00 pm, February 17th. If you have problems or questions, please contact Linda Tanko prior to the deadline.

Q: What scholarships are available this year?

  • Go to the Current Scholarship Listing on the Pamplin Undergraduate Programs website to view the 2017-2018 Pamplin Preview Scholarship List.  These are updated yearly. All amounts are estimates only. The listings are alphabetized by category, then by descending projected scholarship amounts.  Only the college-level scholarships are listed here, so if you are interested in applying for a university or departmental scholarship, you may contact Financial Aid or your individual department to inquire about their application procedures.

Q: How do I know if I am eligible for the college-level scholarships?

  • Compare your qualifications with the eligibility requirements listed for each scholarship.  If eligible, you may apply for one or more.  Please note that while students may apply for multiple scholarships, it is uncommon to receive more than one award.

Q: What is a “need-based” scholarship, and am I eligible to apply for it?

  • ALL need-based scholarships will be awarded ONLY to those students with financial-need, as determined by results from the 2017-2018 FAFSA.  You may use the FAFSA 4Caster to get a general estimate of your eligibility, but a 2017-2018 FAFSA must be completed by the Pamplin deadline.

Q: I am a sophomore now, but will be a junior by the end of the spring semester.  How do I determine my class level when considering scholarship qualifications?

  • To properly award scholarships, a student’s class level is not determined by credits, but by an estimated expected date of completion. When considering your eligibility related to class level, use the following guide:

If you plan to graduate in:
December 2019, May 2020, or Summer 2020 = “rising sophomore”
December 2018, May 2019, or Summer 2019 = “rising junior”
December 2017, May 2018, or Summer 2018 =“rising senior”
*The chart above still applies to scholarships that do not state the word “rising”, followed by sophomore, junior, or senior.

Q: I am preparing to write my essay for a scholarship, what should I include?

  • Compare your qualifications with the criteria listed after each scholarship.  After selecting the scholarship for which you will apply, write an essay highlighting those qualities to support why you are the most qualified candidate.  Please note that if you apply for multiple scholarships, do not submit a general essay.  Each essay will be reviewed and must be unique!

Q: What do I do if I am having trouble uploading my resume and essay(s) to the online Scholarship Application?

  • Check the file size to be sure each document does not exceed 250k, and then try to upload again.  If you continue to have problems contact Linda Tanko for assistance.

Q: I already submitted an online Scholarship Application, but would like to apply for more scholarships.  Is it too late? 

  • No, it is not too late to apply for more scholarships as long as the application is complete prior to the Pamplin deadline.  Log back in and “Un-Submit the Application”, and then follow each step as you did before. Be sure to complete and re-submit the application before logging out. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.

Q: I completed the online Scholarship Application, but how do I know if it has been received?

  • If you successfully submitted your application with the proper attachments, the last page will state “Application Complete”. You do not need to do anything else. Undergraduate Programs will contact applicants if there is a problem with submission. Otherwise, all applicants will be notified of their application status no later than mid-May.


Award Notification

Q: When will I be notified if I am a scholarship recipient?  

  • All recipients and non-recipients will be notified no later than mid-May.

Q: If I receive a scholarship, will I be recognized at the Annual Honors Banquet and receive my scholarship?

  • The Annual Honors Banquet will be held in the early fall of 2017.  In addition to your notification letter, a formal invitation will be sent to you over the summer with the banquet details.  Awards are deposited into student accounts, distributed over the 2017-2018 academic year (unless otherwise noted in the award letter).

Q: If I receive a scholarship, do I have to attend the Annual Honors Banquet?

  • Yes, recipients are required to attend.  Scholarship donors are invited, so you may have the opportunity to thank your donor in person! It is a very nice event that celebrates the achievements of Pamplin students and the generosity of the donors.
Current Scholarships

Current Scholarships

2017-2018 Preview Scholarship List and Directions

For reference only – Updated 11/14/2016

Determine Eligibility and Review Scholarship List

Before reviewing the Scholarship List below, please read the following eligibility requirements. All Pamplin students must:

  1. If you are applying for a need-based scholarship, have a 2017-2018 FAFSA on file (with valid signatures) before submitting an online application. Applications with “incomplete” FAFSAs will not be considered. FAFSA information is available on the University Scholarships and Financial Aidwebsite (International students will not submit a FAFSA).  Instead, see the FAQ’s for directions to complete an EFC (Expected Family Contribution form).
  2. Consider the following:
    a. Scholarship Criteria: Compare your qualifications with the criteria listed for each individual scholarship, and then select only the scholarships for which you meet the requirements.   Although students may apply for multiple scholarships, it is uncommon to receive more than one award.
    b. Scholarship Type: All scholarships are awarded to the top candidates that meet the respective criteria (ie. merit, preferences, need-based, etc.). Note that scholarships marked “need-based/FAFSA required” will be awarded ONLY to those students with documented financial-need, as determined by results of the 2017-2018 FAFSA (or EFC calculator for International students).
    c. Student Class Level: To properly award scholarships, class level is not determined by credits, but by an estimated expected date of completion. If you plan to graduate in:
    December 2019, May 2020, or Summer 2020 = “rising sophomore”
    December 2018, May 2019, or Summer 2019 = “rising junior”
    December 2017, May 2018, or Summer 2018 =“rising senior”
    *The chart above still applies to scholarships that do not state the word “rising”, followed by sophomore, junior, or senior.
  3. Prepare a general resume and one unique essay per scholarship after reviewing the Scholarship List. Individual essays are limited to one page each (Maximum file size-250k).  Each essay must support why you are qualified to receive that particular scholarship.
  4. Submit an online Scholarship Applicationby the 5:00 p.m. February 15th deadline.

2017-2018 Preview Pamplin Scholarship List

(Final amounts may vary based upon actual yield of endowed funds

LEADERSHIP

Harmon E. Broyles Scholarship: Scholarship awarded each year to either a rising sophomore, a rising junior, and/or a rising senior, based upon exceptional leadership qualities and a commitment to pursue future leadership roles within the university and/or community.  Preference given to students enrolled in Pamplin’s Leadership minor, and to previous Broyles Scholarship recipients.  Must be a resident of Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina.  Estimated amount:  tuition, fees, room and board

John William Fox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: One merit and leadership based scholarship awarded to an undergraduate in the College of Business who is currently enrolled as a full-time student in any Pamplin major.  Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit and essay demonstrating their leadership activities.  Estimated amount:  $4400

Norrine Bailey Spencer Memorial Scholarship:  One leadership-based scholarship awarded to an Upper Division undergraduate in the College of Business.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of an essay demonstrating their leadership potential.  Estimated amount:  $3700

Alexander Dumas DeShazo Endowed Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required) Two need-based scholarships awarded annually to a Pamplin student who displays academic merit (minimum GPA of 3.0), leadership, and financial need.  Preference will be given to previous recipients of the scholarship who continue to qualify.  Estimated amount:  $2100 each

Daniel A. and Linda J. Gilbert Business Scholarship:  Merit-based scholarships awarded to Pamplin undergraduates based upon academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and involvement in civic, community, or church activities.  Students must be either members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets or Pamplin students pursuing a second major in Engineering.  If qualified members of the Corps of Cadets or Engineering students are unavailable, secondary preference will be given Pamplin students who are from North Carolina.  This scholarship may be renewable for up to three years with a minimum GPA of 2.75.     Estimated amount:  $1700 each

INTERNATIONAL

Hermann and Michele Buerger Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required)  Three merit and need-based scholarships awarded annually to students who demonstrate leadership skills, community service, financial need, and an interest in studying international business.  Estimated amount:  $1340 each

Foster International Business Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required)   Two need-based scholarships awarded to an Undergrad with International Business Minor.  Chosen on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential.  Preference given to student demonstrating financial need, with additional preference for previous recipients who continue to qualify.  Estimated amount:  $950 each

BANKING AND FINANCE

BB&T Scholarship:   Three merit-based scholarships awarded to rising juniors or rising seniors in FIN, MGT, or MKTG who demonstrate an interest in careers in banking.  Estimated amount:  $1800 each

Wells Fargo Employees Scholarship:  One or two merit-based scholarship awarded to a rising senior enrolled in BIT, FIN, HTM, MGT or MKTG.  Qualifications based upon academic success, financial need, leadership, and a demonstrated interest in a career in banking.  Estimated amount:  $1350 each

Inez T. Ripley Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required) One merit and need-based scholarship awarded to a student in the College of Business that is interested in money management, with preference given to female students. Estimated amount:  $1100

Hugh Fletcher, Jr. ’54 Memorial Scholarship: One merit-based scholarship awarded to a rising senior in good standing, with a career interest in banking.  Estimated amount:  $1050

SEED Scholarship: One scholarship awarded to a rising sophomore or rising junior, based on academic achievement and a demonstrated interest or experience in investment management.  The applicant recipient may not be a current member of SEED. Estimated amount:  $1000

 

SPECIAL CRITERIA, BY DESCENDING AMOUNTS

Richard Tawes Memorial Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required) Two scholarships awarded based upon completion of at least two full years of study at Virginia Tech by January 2015, with demonstrated financial need, a minimum overall grade point average of 3.3, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.  Consideration shall be given based on candidates’ character, leadership qualities, and scholastic achievement. Estimated amount:  $6375 each

Woodrow A. Kantner Scholarship:  One merit-based scholarship awarded to a full-time Pamplin undergraduate student from Maine or Florida.  Estimated amount:  $3400

Elaine Caravati Ryan Scholarship:  One merit-based scholarship awarded to a Pamplin undergraduate based on academic merit, demonstrated leadership skills, and community service. Preference given to students who are members of the Collegiate Women in Business or Finance for Females.  Estimated amount:  $3400

Mace T. & Mary W. Coleman Scholarship:  One merit-based scholarship awarded to a student in the College of Business who is from Campbell County, Virginia or Appomattox County, Virginia.  Estimated amount:  $2000

Jim and Marilyn Pollard Scholarship in Business: (need-based/FAFSA required) One or two merit-based and need-based scholarships to undergraduates in the Pamplin College of Business who are members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.  Preference shall be given to students based upon academic achievement and financial need.  Estimated amount:  $1750 each

Lucy Brown Coleman Scholarship:   One merit-based scholarship awarded to a rising senior with a documented interest in Real Estate. Selection based on qualities valued in the real estate profession: honesty, integrity, professionalism and humanitarian service. Estimated amount:  $1700

Walter W. Horner Memorial Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required) One need-based scholarship awarded to a student majoring in BIT, FIN, MGT, or MKTG.  Selection is based primarily on financial need, scholastic achievement and good character.  The recipient of the award must be a Virginia resident with preference given to students from Chesterfield, Powhatan or Amelia counties.  Estimated amount:  $1700

Paige and Rob Robertory Business Scholarship : (need-based/FAFSA required)    One need-based scholarship awarded to an undergraduate in the College of Business who is has a minimum 3.0 GPA, is in good standing and has financial need.  Preference given to students who have graduated from a high school in Northern Virginia.  Estimated amount:  $1600

John H. Saunders Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required) Two need-based scholarship will be awarded to an ACIS or FIN student who is a Virginia resident, has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and has demonstrated financial need.  Estimated amount:  $1550 each

Vernell B. Hogan Scholarship: One scholarship awarded annually to a rising junior or rising senior from the Tidewater area with an interest in or exposure to the area of insurance.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.  Estimated amount:  $1400

Beulah Mae Vicks/PricewaterhouseCoopers Diversity Scholarship:  Two merit-based scholarships awarded to a Pamplin undergraduate from an underrepresented population who offers a meaningful, potential contribution to the diversity of the campus as demonstrated in a written statement. Estimated amount:  $1400

Henry J. and Louisa G. Dekker Scholarship in Business: (need-based/FAFSA required) One need-based scholarship awarded to a rising junior or senior who has demonstrated good character, merit, and financial need.  Preference will be given to members in good standing in the Corps of Cadets.  Estimated amount:  $1300

Cathy Faoro Memorial Scholarship:   One merit-based scholarship awarded to a rising junior or rising senior who demonstrates the values held by Cathleen Faoro – a love of learning and an appreciation of the arts, an exuberance for life and its adventures, a commitment to community and concern for others, reverence for spiritual, moral and family values, and perseverance to achieve high personal and academic goals despite significant obstacles.  Estimated amount:  $1300

The Henry Webb and Christine Maddox ’33 Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship awarded to a junior from Southwest Virginia who is in good academic standing.  Estimated amount:  $1200

Leonard L. Brown Scholarship:  Two merit-based and leadership-based scholarships to rising juniors or seniors in the Pamplin College of Business who are members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.   Estimated amount:  $1150 each

John and Camille Milks Scholarship in Business: (need-based/FAFSA required) Two need-based scholarship awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior in business who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Preference given to students who are members of an underrepresented population, and have the greatest documented financial need. This scholarship may be awarded for an additional two years if you continue to meet the criteria and satisfactorily progress towards your degree.  Estimated amount:  $1150 each

Willis P. Blackwood Scholarship:   Three scholarships awarded yearly to a rising sophomore, a rising junior, and a rising senior, with preference given to prior year recipients who exhibit continued excellence.  Qualified recipients will have a commitment to entrepreneurship as evidenced through academic and experiential entrepreneurial pursuits.  Estimated amount:  $1100 each

Gregory Burton Memorial Scholarship: One merit-based scholarship awarded to a College of Business student. Preference is given to members of Lambda Chi Alpha with secondary preference to ACIS majors. Estimated amount:  $1100

George R. Irvin, Jr. College of Business Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required) One need-based scholarship awarded to a Pamplin undergraduate. Preference shall be given to individuals demonstrating financial need.  Estimated amount:  $1100

David & Sharon Parcell/Franklin County High School Scholarship in Business: (need-based/FAFSA required) One need-based scholarships awarded to a graduate of Franklin County High School on the basis of scholastic achievement and good character, with a focus on financial need. You may reapply yearly for up to 4 years of undergraduate education, provided satisfactory progress toward degree.  Estimated amount:  $1100

Pete Ellison Memorial Scholarship:  Two merit-based scholarships awarded annually, one to an outstanding rising junior and the second to a rising senior.  Recipients must be members of Alpha Kappa Psi.  Depending on continued academic performance, a junior recipient will be eligible to receive the award in his/her senior year. Estimated amount:  $1025 each

James S. Jackson Memorial Scholarship: (need-based/FAFSA required) Two need-based scholarship awarded to a Pamplin undergraduate. Preference shall be given to individuals demonstrating financial need.  Estimated amount:  $800 each

Lt. Colonel William A. Trice Scholarship:  One or more merit-based scholarships awarded to Virginia Tech employees pursuing a degree in Business.  Recipients must be Virginia residents for at least 18 years, with preference to students from Craig, Floyd, Goochland, or Nelson counties.  Funding is to be used for school-related expenses such as tuition, fees, and books.  Scholarships may be continued until B.S. or MBA is finished or five years (whichever comes first), pending review by the selection committee.  Estimated amount:  tba

Scholarship Application

BEFORE you apply for scholarships:

DIRECTIONS to apply for scholarships:

  • Log-in to the Scholarship Application (VT username (PID) and password required). The link will be located below once the Scholarship Portal opens.
  • Complete the following 4 steps in the application:

MENU

Step-1. General Application Form
Step-2. Scholarship Selection
Step-3. Upload Resume & Essays (Maximum file size: 1 page and 250k each)
Step-4. Review and Finalize Application

  • Log-out OR “Re-Open Application” to edit information
  • Applicants may make changes to their applications up until the deadline of 4:00 p.m., February 17, 2017.

 

Study Abroad Scholarships

For information about scholarships being offered for study abroad opportunities, please visit the International Programs website: http://international.pamplin.vt.edu/funding-opportunities.html

The Pamplin Scholarship portal for 2017-2018 is now closed.

The information listed on this page is prior year data.  Use for reference only.