Undergraduate scholarship opportunities
The list below contains links to some of the scholarships that are available to aerospace and ocean engineering undergraduate students. For more information about undergraduate scholarships, visit the University Honors Program's Scholarships web page.
The information contained on this page is for reference purposes only. Details for any specific program should be obtained directly from the program sponsor.
- Aerospace Engineering Class of ’58 Scholarship
Members of the Class of ’58 Aeronautical Engineering alumni and friends established the scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in Aerospace Engineering; recipients are chosen on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership.
- James K Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship was created to reward academic excellence in engineering students.
- Byron M & Helen S Brumback Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Byron M. Brumback, a member of Virginia Tech's class of 1939. It is the hope of Mr. and Mrs. Brumback that the recipients of this scholarship will seek to help others attain a college education in the future.
- Kevin T. Crofton Undergraduate Scholarship
Established by Kevin Crofton (’82) in 2016 with his remarkable gift to the University and the AOE department, this scholarship provides partial support to undergraduate students majoring in Aerospace or Ocean Engineering. Recipients are chosen on the basis of demonstrated financial need and advancement of AOE diversity goals. Special consideration is given to students who are presently underrepresented in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering student body population.
- Eleanor Davenport Leadership
Mrs. Eleanor Davenport, the daughter of the late Fred Durham (Class of 1921), established the Eleanor Davenport Leadership Scholarship to support outstanding students enrolled in our college of engineering. This scholarship awards aid up to the full amount of tuition, fees, room and board for undergraduate students majoring in engineering at Virginia Tech. Recipients are incoming freshman students majoring in the COE, with preference to residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and are chosen on the basis of superior intellectual promise and academic performance, demonstrated leadership ability, personal character, and community service. The donor hopes the Davenport Leadership Scholars/Fellows will seek to assist others in attaining a college education in the future.
- Daniel & Linda Gilbert Engineering Scholarship
Established by Daniel and Linda Gilbert, awards will be made to engineering students who exhibit outstanding characteristics in academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and involvement in civic, community, or church activities. Students must also meet one of the following criteria, listed in order of preference: 1) students either serving in the Corps of Cadets or pursuing a second major in business; 2) students from the state of North Carolina; 3) students from states other than North Carolina; 4) first-generation college student. It is the Donor's hope that the recipients of these scholarships will seek to help others attain a college education in the future.
- Heterick Scholarship
Full or partial scholarships are awarded annually, with a preference to a Freshman who has graduated from a southwestern Virginia high school, in the counties of Bland, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Grayson, Giles, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wythe, Wise, and Cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton, Radford and Pulaski.
- Thomas and Frances Irvin Engineering
This scholarship awards whole or partial scholarship funds to students who are enrolled in VT College of Engineering.
- Fred Lutze Memorial Scholarship
The Fred Lutze Memorial scholarship was established by Dr. Eugene M. Cliff, for undergraduate students majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Recipients are chosen on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership as well as financial need.
- Mitchell Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Mitchell Memorial scholarship was established by Norris Mitchell (’58) for undergraduate students majoring in Aerospace Engineering; recipients are chosen on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership.
- William & Dorothy Newman Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to Engineering students with preference to students who are members of VT's Corps of Cadets.
- Clinton and Helen Robins Memorial Scholarship
Established by Clinton and Helen Robins for undergraduate students majoring in Aerospace Engineering; recipients are chosen on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership, with preference for students with prior military service.
- Lee C. Tait Engineering Scholarship
This award was created in honor of 1941 Virginia Tech graduate Lee C. Tait, who served on the board of visitors from 1976 to 1984 and was rector from 1983 to 1984. The Lee C. Tait Scholarship provides full or partial scholarships to students who are enrolled in the university's College of Engineering. Preference shall be given to student based upon academic achievement, good character, and financial need.
- Stuart & Mary Shumate Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship awards whole or partial scholarships to attract and retain students majoring in engineering. Honorees are recommended on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service with a clear preference given to students at the undergraduate level.
- B. Silverman Endowment Scholarship
Dr. Silverman is a 1942 graduate of Electrical Engineering. His career included service in the U.S. Army, employment with General Electric and he was a faculty member at Syracuse University. Awarded by the Dean of Engineering, for undergraduate students studying engineering.
- Edwin "Butch" Morris Engineering Scholarship
This award provides full or partial scholarships to undergrad students from the Hampton Roads area of Southeast Virginia (localities defined by Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, VA Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk and counties of James City, Gloucester, York, and Isle of Wright, and any town/city therein) or Pike, Floyd, or Letcher Counties in Kentucky.
Secondary preference will be given to students who are descendants of current or former Northrop Grumman Newport News (formerly Newport News shipbuilding) employees. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities and community service.
- Charlie Yates Scholarship for Leadership in Aerospace
The scholarship was established by Dr. William Grossman, Jr. to honor Professor Charlie Yates, and is intended to provide full or partial scholarship to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior from the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering who exhibits leadership in the areas of academics and service. Preferences are given to students who are members of the Corp of Cadets and/or student athletes.