The Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech offers several opportunities for students in the department to receive scholarships. Many of the annual recurring scholarships are described here. Applications are reviewed each spring.
Agricultural Education Scholarship: The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education has access to a general scholarship fund to support undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the department’s academic programs.
Archer L. Yeatts, Jr. Scholarship: This scholarship program is for graduate students who are enrolled in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, majoring in agricultural education. Preference is given to graduate students based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and financial need.
Curtis H. Mays Scholarship: This fund provides financial support for students who are pursuing an agriculture education program. Recipients are selected on the basis of (1) academic achievement, (2) extracurricular leadership and service, and (3) financial need. First preference is given to students who are graduates of any high school in Scott County, Virginia. Second preference is given to graduates of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Tazewell, Smyth, Washington, Wise, or Wythe counties. Third preference is to any student enrolled in the program.
H. & J. Sanders Scholarship: This scholarship is for students preparing for a career in vocational education and have evidence of financial need. The award is initially made to a first year student and continued through graduate school, provided that the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress.
H. Robert Sanders Scholarship: This fund provides financial support for graduate or undergraduate students who are pursuing an agriculture education program through Virginia Tech’s College of Agricultura and Life Sciences.
Harry W. Sanders Scholarship: This scholarship is for junior and senior students in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
Henry C. Groseclose Scholarship: This fund provides financial support for graduate or undergraduate students who are pursuing educational opportunities through the agriculture education program at Virginia Tech.
J. Dale and Patricia Oliver Scholarship: This scholarship is for undergraduate students with a major in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Preference is given to previous recipients who continue to qualify in subsequent academic years. Consideration may also be given to students demonstrating an intent to teach in the fields of agriculture or Extension. Consideration may also be given to students who are members in good standing of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.
John Hillison Endowment: A portion of this fund is used for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are studying agricultural education.
T.J. Wakeman Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students In agricultural education based on merit and financial need.
William C. Dudley Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students with a major in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education who are former or current state FFA officers.