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Student-initiated Fellowships and Scholarships

External fellowships and scholarships are an important potential source of financial support for graduate students. Pursuing and acquiring grant funding also provides valuable professional development experiences.

We share the resources below to assist students with various aspects of securing external funding.

The Graduate School regularly receives announcements about funding opportunities; we share these with a link to more information and application deadline, if known. Check the listing from time to time for updates.

Due Date
National Center for Professional and Research Ethics Post-Doc              open until filled

The Graduate School serves as the coordinating office for several external fellowships and scholarships, such as GEM, NSF GRFP, Packard, Ford, and many others. If you have questions about how your fellowship will be managed, email for assistance.

Fellowship and scholarship recipients are expected to be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the Fall and Spring semesters, unless the funding agency specifies otherwise. 

Policy 3400 outlines protocols for awarding and managing scholarships and similar awards (fellowships) held by the Virginia Tech Foundation.  Technical assistance (for department coordinators) is available from the Foundation or the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid (USFA).