Dear Future Hokie,

Above all, congratulations and welcome to the Virginia Tech family! As one of the over 7,000 Virginia Tech alumni in the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach area I am confident that your time at Virginia Tech will be among the most exciting of your life.   

Our university motto is Ut Prosim or “That I May Serve.”  Through the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, our members serve not only our alma mater but also our local community.  A portion of that service is reached by assisting local students with first-year college expenses through our scholarship program.  In the past five years, our chapter has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to new Hokies selected from our area.

Application packages must be received by April 29, 2022.  Finalists will be notified of their scheduled interview times by May 20.  Finalist interviews will be conducted during the evenings of May 24 and 25 at a location to be identified.  Please mark your calendars accordingly to minimize potential conflict.  Awardees will be notified by May 27.

Should you have any questions regarding our scholarship program, please feel free to contact me at (757) 274-6140.  I wish you nothing but continued success and look forward to receiving your scholarship application.

Warmest Hokie Regards,

Ashley Sumner
Tidewater Chapter Scholarship Chairperson
Virginia Tech Alumni Association