Dear Prospective Hokie,

As one of the over 9,000 Virginia Tech alumni in the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach area, I am confident that if you attend Virginia Tech it 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 mission is achieved 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.

Applications are submitted in the Virginia Tech Scholarship Central and are submitted after completing your Virginia Tech admissions application with a deadline of Dec 31, 2023. Finalists will be notified of their scheduled interview times by Jan 16, 2024. Finalist interviews will be conducted during the evenings of Jan 23 and 24 at a location to be identified. No alternative interview times will be offered, so please mark your calendars accordingly to minimize potential conflict. Selected recipients will be notified by Feb 1, 2024.

Should you have any questions regarding our scholarship, please feel free to contact me at (757) 416-4036. I wish you nothing but continued success and look forward to receiving your scholarship application.


Warmest Hokie Regards,


Matt Jackson

Tidewater Chapter Scholarship Chairperson

Virginia Tech Alumni Association