The Virginia Tech Alumni Association – Roanoke Chapter awards scholarships to high school students entering Virginia Tech. Each year we accept applications and pour over essays from accepted students in Roanoke city, Roanoke County, Salem, and Botetourt County.

Most of the scholarships awarded have come from event proceeds, scholarship fundraisers, corporate and individual donations. THANK YOU for all you do! Your efforts truly are making a difference!

​We value corporate and individual donations of all sizes as it goes toward supporting students who want to change their lives! Below are two way you can give to our scholarship fund:


1. Online Donation Instructions

To make a tax-deductible donation directly to our scholarship fund, please visit the Virginia Tech’s Online Giving Page.


  • Under the “My Gift Details” section, please select the ‘Select an area’ dropdown menu, choose Alumni Association.
  • On the “Select a fund” dropdown menu that appears, choose Other.
  • Finally, on the “Enter Designation” field, type Roanoke Valley Chapter.

2. Donation by Mail Instructions

Make checks payable to: Virginia Tech Foundation
Memo: Roanoke Valley Hokies

Mail checks to:

Gift Accounting
902 Prices Fork Road (0336)
University Gateway Center
Blacksburg, VA 24061


When is the application available?
The online scholarship application is shared with local high schools in early March. The application is due May 1st.
Who is allowed to apply?
Any current high school senior living in Botetourt County, Salem, Roanoke County, or Roanoke City who has been accepted to Virginia Tech.
How are recipients chosen?
We take into account both GPA and activities with your school and community to choose a well-rounded individual for the awards. Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee and interviews are scheduled with selected applicants.
Who do I contact with questions regarding the scholarship or application process?
Feel free to email us any other questions at

2020 Recipients

Grace Blount

  • Graduate of Glenvar High School
  • Studying Engineering at VT (Member of Honors College)

Madison Gunter

  • Graduate of Lord Botetourt High School
  • Studying Multimedia Journalism at VT

Jackson Moyer

  • Graduate of Hidden Valley High School
  • Studying Engineering at VT

2019 Recipients

Jordan Cannaday

  • Graduate of William Flemming High School
  • Studying Computer Science at VT 

Corynee Emmerson

  • Graduate of Salem High School
  • Studying Human Development and Family Science

Bailey Marshall

  • Graduate of James River High School
  • Studying Agribusiness at VT

Carson Pugh

  • Graduate of Salem High School
  • Studying Engineering at Virginia Tech