General information

  • The Global Education Scholarships are awarded primarily based on FAFSA-demonstrated financial need. However, consideration is also given to need that may not be addressed by the FAFSA. Therefore, it is not necessary to have a FAFSA on file. 
  • International students can also be considered for this scholarship
  • Graduate students can also apply
  • You can apply even if you're not yet sure about your study abroad plans (we verify study abroad applications before awarding scholarships)

What is the range of the awards?

  • Amounts awarded vary from $500 to $1,500.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Full-time enrollment
    •         Fall semester             12 VT credits minimum
    •         Winter session           3 VT credits minimum (plus 3 VT credits minimum in fall)
    •         Spring semester       12 VT credits minimum
    •         Short term spring     3 VT credits minimum (plus 3 VT credits minimum in spring)
    •         Summer terms           6 VT credits minimum (can be spread out over the whole summer, i.e. 3 credits abroad and 3 credits at Tech
  • Enrollment in credit bearing programs        
  • Enrollment in a program where tuition is paid to VT (Third Party and Autonomous Study programs are not eligible)
  • PSI Sholarship recipients are not eligible (as the awards would be subtracted from your PSI scholarship)

Annual Application Deadlines 

  • for fall programs:                                   February 6 (for the following fall only)
  • for winter and spring programs:       September 6 (for the following winter and spring only)
  • for summer I programs:                       December 6 (for the following summer only)
  • for summer II programs:                      February 6 (for the following summer only)

When can I apply?

Applications for each cycle open 6 weeks before the deadlines mentioned above.

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When will I be notified of the results? 

  • All applicants are notified within 4 weeks after the deadline.

When and how will I receive my scholarships?

  • Awards won’t be disbursed until close to the start of your study abroad program (so keep in mind that you will have to pay fees/deposits/airplane tickets out-of-pocket).
  • If you are notified that your award comes in the form of a tuition waiver, then your tuition bill (for the term you’re going abroad) will be lowered by the award amount. If your tuition bill arrives before the scholarship is disburse, then you need to pay that bill and the tuition waiver will be issued as a refund into your student account. If a credit card was used, the card would be credited. Usually these processes take about a month.
  • If you are notified that you won a scholarship, it will be awarded directly into your student account

Initial out-of-pocket costs

Program fees are always due prior to departure to cover in advance costs that faculty must make. If you need alternative ways to help pay your upfront costs, we strongly suggest contacting the Financial Aid Office. They can advise you on Bridge Loans, Parent Plus Loans, Private Educational Loans etc.

Notify the Global Education office if ...

  • Your scholarship situation changes. Failure to do so may result in delaying the release of your aid, not receiving aid, or going into repayment
  • You have withdrawn from your study abroad program. 
  • Only for students participating in a study abroad program at the Steger Center (VT campus in Switzerland)
  • Awards come in the form of tuition and fee waivers
  • No application is necessary (students are automatically considered)
  • There must be FAFSA-demonstrated financial need to be considered 
  • You need to be full-time enrolled (a minimum of 12 VT credits)
  • The Financial Aid Office notifies winners

General information

  • This stipend assists with paying for the room cost at the Steger Center 
  • No FAFSA-demonstrated financial need is necessary to be considered  
  • Amounts between $ 1,000 and $ 2,000
  • Also for international students

Eligibility requirements

  • Participation in a semester-long Steger Center program (a minimum of 12 VT credits)
  • 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Presidential Scholarship Initiative (PSI) recipients do not qualify (as any award would be subtracted from your PSI funding)

Application deadlines

  • for fall programs: February 6
  • for spring programs: September 6

When can I apply?

Applications for each cycle open 6 weeks before the deadlines mentioned above

APPLY NOW

When will I be notified of the results? 

All applicants are notified within 4 weeks after the deadline

NOTE: THE NYFELER SCHOLARSHIP WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2019

General information

Funds are made available by Jim & Cathy Nyfeler to enhance the Steger Center experience and to provide support for student expenses related to the program

Amount Awarded

Recipients of this scholarship receive $1,000.

Eligibility requirements

  • Participation in a semester-long Steger Center program (a minimum of 12 VT credits)
  • 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Presidential Scholarship Initiative (PSI) recipients do not qualify (as any award would be subtracted from your PSI funding)
  • You need to identify a project or activity that will enhance your Steger experience for which you need to submit a proposal
  • If awarded a scholarship, upon return, you will also be asked to send a Thank You letter to the Nyfeler family in which you speak to your time at the Steger Center (to include your project proposal). 

Application deadlines 

  • for fall programs: February 6
  • for winter and spring programs: September 6

When can I apply?

Applications for each cycle open 6 weeks before the deadlines mentioned above

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When will I be notified of the results? 

All applicants are notified within 4 weeks after the deadline.

General information

  • The financial support for mobility between TU Darmstadt and Virginia Tech is provided by the Erasmus+ International scheme funded by the European Commission
  • Erasmus+ offers the opportunity for higher education institutions to send students and staff abroad to study, teach, or train at participating institutions
  • The focus of this grant is to provide funding to individual students who intend to study at TU Darmstadt via the bilateral exchange
  • Additional information is available here

 

What is the range of the awards?

  • Travel Amount: 820 EUR
  • Monthly Stipend: 800 EUR each month

The maximum funding duration is eight months (two semesters)

 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Students participating in the following TU Darmstadt programs are eligible:
    • TU Darmstadt / Virginia Tech Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Dual Degree Program
    • Exchange semester/year
    • IREP semester/year

 

Application Instructions 

  • Students must submit an application for the TU Darmstadt program separately
  • Students must be accepted to the TU Darmstadt program in order to be awarded the mobility grant, but students who are unsure of their acceptance may apply for this mobility grant simultaneously

 

Annual Application Deadlines 

  • Fall programs: February 15
  • Spring programs: September 15

 

When can I apply?

Applications for each cycle open 6 weeks before the deadlines mentioned above

 

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When will I be notified of the results? 

You will be notified within 30 days of the application deadline

 

When and how will I receive my scholarships?

  • After the funded person has submitted all necessary documents at the beginning of the mobility, 70% of the grant is paid
  • After the funded person has completed the mobility and has submitted all necessary documents, the remaining 30% is paid
  • TU Darmstadt will pay the funds to your German bank account.

 

Expectations

Students receiving grants are expected to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete the program that is approved for funding
  • Submit all reporting requirements upon completion of project (see guidelines below)
  • Upon return to Virginia Tech, participate in departmental or campus-wide activities designed to promote TU Darmstadt programs

 

Reporting Requirements

Before embarking on the mobility, participants sign a “grant agreement” provided by TU Darmstadt. The grant agreement defines all terms and conditions and is a standardized document provided by the European Commission. TUD requires completion of a form stating the goals of the stay at TU Darmstadt.

Upon arrival, TU Darmstadt confirms the arrival date in a document called “confirmation of stay,” part “arrival.”

Upon departure, TU Darmstadt confirms the departure date in the “confirmation of stay,” part “departure.”

 

Notify the Global Education office if...

  • Your scholarship situation changes. Failure to do so may result in delaying the release of your aid, not receiving aid, or going into repayment
  • You have withdrawn from your study abroad program

 

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is a Third Party provider. Students going abroad through TEAN are offered some financial benefits as Virginia Tech has an affiliation agreement with this Third Party:

  • $1000 scholarships (5 total) for the TEAN Korea University semester program. This benefit is only for students who would like to study at Korea University outside of business related fields (Virginia Tech also has a bilateral exchange with Korea University’s business school so for business courses students should still be going through the exchange program)
  • $1000 scholarships (2 total) for Pamplin students attending the Singapore Management University semester program
  • $500 semester fee discount for all other semester program
  • $150 discount for all summer and internship programs

Check with your college/department to see what scholarships they might have available.

Scholarship Open to students from
Pamplin Study Abroad Scholarship Pamplin College of Business
Student Engineers Abroad Council (SEAC) College of Engineering
The Pratt Scholarship College of Engineering (Biosystems Engineering)
Julia K. Pryde Scholarships College of Engineering (Biosystems Engineering)
The Dean's International Study Scholarship College of Natural Resources and Environment
Education Abroad Scholarship College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
The Galen Richard Kline Scholarship (French) College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (French majors)
Jamie Bishop Scholarship College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (german major, minor, internship, research  in German-speaking country)
Kevin S. Weekley Study Abroad Scholarship College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (preference for Spanish major/minor"

Can I get help with my essay writing?

When applying for Virginia Tech Scholarships, students are expected to receive writing assistance to ensure their application essays are competitive. We strongly encourage students to utilize the VT Writing Center either through walk-in hours or by appointment. For more information, please visit the VT Writing Center website.

If you would like to make a writing center appointment:

  • Go to the VT Writing Center website
  • Click on 'make on appointment'
  • You'll be redirected to the registry page where you can create an account
  • Choose writing consultations on the online schedule (choose “25 / 50  minute appointment”)
  • Click on the white squares to request an appointment with a coach at a date and time of your choosing. You can see bios of coaches at the top of the appointment request. You may do well to pick a coach with a similar major, or one who specifically notes in their bio that they enjoy working on application essays.