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Clark Scholarship recipients

Recruiting + Scholarships

Virginia Tech’s charge as a land-grant institution includes providing an accessible, high-quality education for the public good—and, in turn, employers are seeking college graduates capable of thriving and contributing to a diverse, inclusive environment.

Your scholarships provide new opportunities for students while strengthening the talent pipeline at Virginia Tech. Beyond Boundaries scholarships, for example, support student recruitment and are matched 1:1 by the university, while other forms of assistance meet student needs once they arrive. 

Photo: Clark Scholars pursue rigorous coursework, volunteer in community service activities, and take part in enrichment seminars and events with professional leaders. Made possible by a partnership with the Clark Foundation, the program is helping Virginia Tech approach its campus-wide initiative to increase access and double enrollment among underrepresented minorities by 2022.


I’ve gone through a lot...and Virginia Tech was so great. Academically, there are a lot of resources to help you succeed... I honestly don’t think I could have done better than this school. This was the right school for me.

Jaketa Linzy, Class of ‘16, was a mathematics major and benefited from Virginia Tech’s strong commitment to provide access to higher education for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students in the Commonwealth.

Jaketa Linzy

Born out of community partnerships with organizations like Achievable Dream, the College Access Collaborative is now a formal program with dedicated personnel and resources that will leverage current efforts and form new partnerships across the state of Virginia.

Committed to doubling the underrepresented minority percentage of the entering undergraduate class to 25 percent and increasing the underserved and underrepresented percentage (including first-generation and PELL-eligible students) from 25 percent to 40 percent by 2022.

student success scholars

Student Scholarships

Directed to the colleges to support under-represented undergraduate or graduate students, these gifts can be allocated to the specific college or department of your choice.

The InclusiveVT Excellence Scholarship Fund will be used to recruit historically underrepresented students, by providing resources to support their educational goals.

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