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Employees' Spouse and Dependent Scholarship

Photo of the recipients of the 2021 Employee's Spouse and Dependent Scholarship
Recipients of the 2021 Employee's Spouse and Dependent Scholarship

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The Virginia Tech Employees' Spouse and Dependent Scholarship provides partial financial support to employees' spouses and dependent children who enroll at the university. The scholarship is awarded one time to first semester freshmen or new transfers. The fund was created in 2000 to enrich the university climate by recognizing the value of employees.

Since 2000, the fund has awarded over 250 scholarships to incoming students and over $172,000 has been awarded.

Eligibility

The spouses and dependents of all salaried full and part-time staff, faculty, and wage employees excluding emergency and sporadic hires are eligible, regardless of income level. The student must be admitted as a full-time freshman or entering transfer student in any undergraduate degree program at Virginia Tech.

Applying

In order to be considered for the Employees’ Spouse and Dependent Scholarships, the FAFSA and general application in Scholarship Central must both be completed.  

Selection

The amount of the scholarship, and the number of scholarships offered, is determined based on the available funds each year. The scholarship will be cancelled if the employee of the university resigns prior to the beginning of the semester for which the award is designated. In the event of an employee's death, the related recipient retains the full scholarship.

Administration

The scholarship is administered by the Employees’ Spouse and Dependent Scholarship Program Committee, appointed by the university president.

Members include one representative nominated by each of the following groups to serve staggered three-year terms: Commission on Classified Staff Affairs (classified staff), Commission on Faculty Affairs (faculty), Commission on Administrative and Professional Faculty Affairs (faculty), Employee Benefits Committee (classified staff), Division of Human Resources, and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.  Additionally, one representative from the president’s staff and one representative from University Development serve as ex officio members of the committee.

Support the fund

The scholarship is supported by donations, a majority of which comes from Virginia Tech employees.

To support the Virginia Tech Employees' Spouse and Dependent Scholarship Annual Fund with a tax-deductible gift at other times of the year, use one of the following options:

  • Make your gift by payroll deduction by filling out this form and sending it back through campus mail to (0336) Attn: Gift Accounting.
  • If you prefer to give monthly or one-time by credit card, use this secure online giving form.
  • To give by phone or to find out other ways to support the Virginia Tech Employees' Spouse and Dependent Scholarship Annual Fund, call 540-231-2828.

How to help

To support this scholarship fund, consider making a gift to the Faculty/Staff Campaign. Employees can make a gift by payroll deduction by filling out this form and sending it back through campus mail to (0336) Attn: Gift Accounting. To give monthly or make a one-time gift by credit card, use this secure online giving form.

Contact

For more information about the scholarship, contact Andrew Maxwell.