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Impact Areas

Impact Areas

Higher education provides one of the best settings to promote and build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society. 

It’s where we can create new opportunities and provide invaluable access and exposure for the underrepresented and underserved. It’s where we can intentionally recruit diverse faculty and fund research that advances equity and social justice. 

It’s where we can all claim change. See what best aligns with your company’s goals by visiting our three impact areas below.  

Invest in student scholarships, including Beyond Boundaries Scholars, InclusiveVT Excellence Fund, or an array of student success scholarships.
Encourage faculty research opportunities and enhance professional development.
Expand recruitment and retention efforts to secure underrepresented faculty.
Choose from a wide range of programs and events that enhance student life.


Grumman scholarship recipient

Northrop Grumman is committed to and pleased to support the partnership with Virginia Tech. The corps produces quality candidates with ready-made leadership skills and experience. We are very proud of Maddie Guillen and delighted that she has decided to come to work at Northrop Grumman.

Doss Halsey, a Northrop Grumman program manager, commenting on the Northrop Grumman Scholarship Program in Military Leadership, which offers six scholarships for engineering majors in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

Maddie Guillen, a first-generation college student, was among the first recipients of the award, which provides about $10,000 in tuition assistance annually and a paid internship.

future faculty

Impact areas are supported by InclusiveVT

Each of these impact areas is further supported and reinforced on campus through InclusiveVT and the Office for Inclusion and Diversity. InclusiveVT is the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. InclusiveVT’s efforts include the Future Faculty Diversity Program and InclusiveVT Excellence Scholarship Fund, among many others. Led by Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Vice Provost of Inclusion and Diversity, the Office for Inclusion and Diversity serves as a catalyst for capacity building across the institution.

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