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University Financial Aid Options

Several options for financial aid are offered through the Virginia Tech Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Scholarship Opportunities

More than 500 scholarships, each valued between $200 and $6,000 are awarded every year to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, career goals, and financial need.

To be considered for any scholarships in the college or in departments within the college, students must complete the online scholarship application. The scholarship deadline is January 22, 2024. For more information about scholarships in the college, please contact Cindy Beatty,

Apply for scholarships

All students who wish to be considered for college scholarships are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA.  Many of the college scholarships are based on financial need, and only students with documented financial need will be considered for those scholarships.

Please note, Federal Student Aid notified colleges and universities that the 2024-2025 FAFSA will not open on October 1, 2023. We will update this date as soon as we know when the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available.

CALS Global Scholarship Application – Winter 2024 and Spring 2024

The application for the study abroad scholarships administered by CALS Global for winter 2024 and spring 2024 is now available in Scholarship Central:

These scholarships support students participating in study abroad programs across all CALS departments or cultural immersion opportunities for students in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Students pursuing study abroad opportunities in developing countries or who wish to pursue careers in international development are encouraged to apply. Total award amounts will vary based on student - qualifications, quality of application, and financial need are considered in determining the award amount. Applications are due by October 15 at 5 p.m.

Please contact Jessica Agnew (Associate Director, CALS Global) for questions on the application process or eligibility (