ECE Scholarships and Awards
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering students at Virginia Tech are eligible for a number of scholarships. The following scholarships are administered by the ECE Department. Other scholarships are available through the College of Engineering, the university, and external organizations.
Please see the complete listing of ECE scholarships below.
Applying for Scholarships & Awards
To be considered for any of the scholarships, current students must complete the online General University Scholarship application process. For more information, visit the College of Engineering’s website: Scholarships for Prospective Students.
Grade-point-average requirements for eligibility:
- Sophomores - 3.4 cumulative average at the end of fall term
- Juniors and Seniors - 3.0 cumulative average at the end of fall term>
THE HARRY LYNDE BRADLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Bradley Scholarships are made possible through the Bradley Endowment and are awarded to competitive applicants who have an immediate family member working directly for Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Automation. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
These highly competitive scholarships provide full financial support, including tuition and comprehensive fees, a room and board allowance, a book allowance, and a spending allowance, for four (4) academic years or eight (8) semesters.
Bradley Scholarships are restricted to incoming first-years planning a major in either electrical engineering or computer engineering. Bradley Scholars must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and change majors to the Harry Lynde Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering upon eligibility. Since the Bradley Scholarship provides full support, recipients are ineligible for other university, college, or departmental scholarships.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2024, for Academic Year 2024-2025.
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Upperclass Scholarships & Awards
THE JOSEPH W. AND ROSE V. BELAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Joseph W. Belak, a member of the Class of 1963 at Virginia Tech, and his late wife, Rose V. Belak. The scholarship is presented to a full-time electrical engineering major based on academic merit and financial need. The recipient must be a Virginia resident. Preference is given to residents of the City of Waynesboro or the County of Augusta. Candidates are selected from students who have submitted a standard College of Engineering scholarship application form. The Awards Committee recommends a winner in the spring semester.
THOMAS A. & HARRIET E. BUCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Thomas A. & Harriet E. Buck Memorial Scholarship is an academic achievement-based scholarship for students with a demonstrated need. It may be renewed for up to three years.
MICHAEL J. MAGGIE DIMEGLIO SCHOLARSHIP
Michael Jesse DiMeglio, class of 1981, is an alumnus with a degree in electrical engineering. In 1997, the Michael J. Maggie Dimeglio Scholarship was established in his name for undergraduate students with academic achievement and leadership potential. Preference is given to previous recipients and those with financial need.
KARL EGERER/KOLLMORGAN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
This fund was established in memory of Karl Egerer, a friend and admired associate of Kollmorgen, who embodied characteristics and attributes that included a love of technology, inquisitiveness, and a zeal and appetite for knowledge.
MR. & MRS. GILBERT FAISON SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. and Mrs. Faison established the Gilbert Faison Scholarship specifically for computer and electrical engineering students and the scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.
PATRICK COWAN FAISON EE SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. and Mrs. Faison established the Patrick Cowan Faison Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service. The scholarship is awarded to students residing in metro Richmond or surrounding counties. It may be renewed for up to three years provided the recipient continues to satisfactorily progress toward a degree.
GEORGE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Jim George established the George Family Scholarship, based strictly on merit alone, in an effort to attract and support the best students in electrical and computer engineering.
The Juanarena Scholarship endowment was created by Doug Juanarena, a local resident and past member of the ECE Advisory Board.
SEAN M. KELLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Sean Kelley is a proud graduate of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1990 and his master’s degree in 1994. He established the Sean M. Kelley Scholarship as a way to give back to his alma mater and to provide expanded opportunities for students at Virginia Tech. This scholarship is for undergraduate students majoring within the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. First preference will be given to dependents of active or former U.S. Armed Forces members, and second preference to Virginia residents. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is renewable for previous recipients who continue to qualify.
DONNIE M. KING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Donnie M. King Memorial Scholarship was established for students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential and a willingness to participate in community service. Preference is given to first-generation students.
Mr. Bud Konrad, a retired engineer with GE Drive Systems, established the Konrad-Steinmetz Scholarship specifically for CPE and EE students. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.
LITTON INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIP
The Litton Industries Scholarship was established in 1989 for third- and fourth-year electrical and computer engineering students and is based primarily on academic merit.
JOSEPH R. LORING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Joseph R. Loring Memorial Scholarship was established for upper-class students with concentrations in Power Systems Design. Students must have merit and a demonstrated need. Loring Consulting Engineers will also provide a paid summer internship to the scholarship recipient.
OE T. & ROBERTA D. MAY SCHOLARSHIP
Joe T. May, a member of the House of Delegates for the Commonwealth of Virginia and a proud Virginia Tech graduate of the Class of 1962, and Roberta D. May established this scholarship in memory of their son, Phillip A. May, a Virginia Tech 1989 graduate. The scholarship supports rising juniors in electrical and computer engineering rising who have demonstrated interest in and potential for innovation. Preference is given to Virginia Residents.
SARAH MINTON SCHOLARSHIP
The Sarah Minton Scholarship, specifically for CPE and EE students, was established in memory of Sarah Minton and is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.
PROFESSOR WILLIAM MURRAY SCHOLARSHIP
The Murray Scholarship endowment was established by Robert B. Fetter, '45 Corps of Cadets, in memory of Professor Murray, former chair of what was then the Electrical Engineering Department. It is awarded on the basis of merit and character.
NERC VT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN POWER ENGINEERING
The North America Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC) VT Memorial Scholarship was set up after April 16, 2007, to express their grief and to support the Virginia Tech community as well as NERC’s on-going commitment to the school. This scholarship is for students with academic merit, leadership potential, and demonstrated need. Preference is given to previous recipients.
GEORGE R. POWLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This fund was established by Mrs. Rosemary Cole in memory of her father, George R. Powley, a former Electrical Engineering faculty member and department head.
RADIO CLUB OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is sponsored by the Radio Club of America, an organization dedicated to the field of radio communication. It recognizes an undergraduate who has interest and career goals in the area of radio communication. Students must apply for this scholarship during the fall semester. Watch for announcements. The winner is selected by the Awards Committee based on demonstrated interest in radio communication, career potential, and academic achievement.
RAPPAPORT WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Theodore S. Rappaport, a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty at Virginia Tech, and his wife Brenda M. V. Rappaport. The scholarship provides support to seniors or graduate students who have shown an interest in pursuing a career or graduate studies in the wireless communication field.
CARLOS AND LINDA ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts established their scholarship, based on academic merit, for students studying electrical and computer engineering.
BERNARD SILVERMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Silverman established the Silverman Scholarship specifically for CPE and EE students, and the scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.
MARCUS RAY AND CLIFTON PETITT STALEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Clifton Staley bequeathed a portion of her estate to establish this scholarship in the name of her husband, Marcus Ray Staley. Mr. Staley was a 1926 graduate of Virginia Tech and held a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. She notes the purpose of her gift as follows: "This gift to the institution is prompted by the fact that my late husband, Marcus Ray Staley, had a considerable and abiding interest in and continuous affection for the school from which he obtained his advanced education, and many of his fondest memories and associations were related to the school." This scholarship may be given to needy and worthy students pursuing an organized, active, and purposeful course of studies in electrical engineering.
B. RALPH SYLVIA SCHOLARSHIP
Ms. Joyce Sylvia established the Sylvia Scholarship specifically for CPE and EE students, and the scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement.
ASHTON L. TRICE '57 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ashton L. Trice '57 Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 and shall be awarded to student(s) majoring in electrical and computer engineering based on demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
JAMES S. TUCKER SCHOLARSHIP
The James S. Tucker Scholarship was established in 2012 for a Virginia resident "of promise" to the department. A "student of promise" may not necessarily have the top grades, but has some intangibles that the department believes may help them succeed in the future. This is a financial need-based scholarship.
WON S. UM SCHOLARSHIP
The colleagues of Won Um created a scholarship to support students in the College of Engineering. Won Um was born in in Seoul, Korea, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1980. He was a 1992 graduate of Virginia Tech in electrical engineering. Recipients must be undergraduate students majoring in computer or electrical engineering and from one of the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, or Maryland.
J. W. VAN DORSTEN SCHOLARSHIP
The family of Mr. J.W. Van Dorsten, Class of 1927, endowed the scholarship in his memory. The scholarship is specifically for CPE and EE students and is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.
ZORA M. & GILMER A. WARFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In 2006, the Zora M. & Gilmer A. Warfield Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Melissa A. Warfield for students with strong academic achievement who are majoring in electrical engineering.
WILLIAM WEBBER UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made possible by a gift from William Webber, a member of the Class of 1934 at Virginia Tech. The scholarship is awarded to a student in electrical engineering or computer engineering and someone who is involved in certain recognized student groups that serve to advance increasing female interest and participation in electrical engineering or computer engineering (for example, but not limited to Hypatia and Alpha Omega Epsilon).
C. LUCK WILKERSON, Jr. '59 SCHOLARSHIP
Rhonda A. Wilkerson created this scholarship in honor of her husband C. Luck Wilkerson, Jr, 1959 graduate of Virginia Tech in electrical engineering. The recipient will be a student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship may be given to the same student in successive years.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR SERVICE (SFS)
Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. For more information, visit the SFS page.