Past Scholarship Winners
Where are they now?
Christina N., 2013 I am a rising sophomore at Virginia Tech. I absolutely loved my first year as a Hokie and cannot wait to return for three more. I am currently enrolled as a General Engineering student, but will be applying this upcoming year into the Mechanical Engineering department. I am involved in several charity organizations, my favorite being Helping Animals Learn to Trust, where we visit local shelters and take care of rescued animals. I also am involved in an outdoors club where we hike the beautiful mountains around Tech and do other things like camping and kayaking. I've also taken several camping trips with my friends.
Being at Tech, surrounded by so many talented and driven people has shown me how much opportunity is out there in the world for those who look for it. It has pushed me to get involved and give back. Tech may be a huge campus, but it feels like a family when you're there. Thank you!
George F., 2012 I am a Mechanical Engineer major and a rising senior in the Corps. I have a high leadership position in the Corps and the Navy ROTC because of my work ethic the past three years.
Being a Hokie has helped me reach these positions. To me, being a Hokie means that you help others and they will return the favor to you. For instance, I have been working to impress my leaders in the military world and, in return, they have seen my effort and given me positions in which I can work to further help others succeed. Virginia Tech is very unique in respect to what it expects from its military and civilian students. I believe that this rare combination has attributed to my success and I can't wait to see what the future has in store!
Brandon R., 2009 I majored in Construction Engineering and Management and was a Residential Advisor for the Residential College of West Ambler Johnston. I currently live in Philadelphia. I am a Project Engineer working with a general contractor (Harkins Builders) in Arlington, Virginia building an 83 unit affordable housing apartment complex. I managed the construction of the structure of our building that equated to just over 4 million dollars. I also got engaged in May.
Being a Hokie has made a huge impact in my life in that it has opened so many opportunities for me. My employer specifically searched for VT grads because they can depend on us and trust us to handle the complexities of construction. Virginia Tech will always hold a special place in my heart as a place where I learned to be the person I am today. Thanks.
Ned M., 2008 I am currently working as a civil engineer for AUR Inc. I graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a BS degree in Civil Engineering in 2012, and also graduated with an undergraduate Honors Scholar degree. I was married in 2013 and graduated from Virginia Tech with a MS degree in Structural Engineering in 2014.
Being a Hokie has had a large positive effect on my personal life and my career. I met my wife and many lifelong friends at Virginia Tech. I also received a world class engineering education that will help me as I move forward with my career.
Bob C., 2007 I am currently residing in the Philadelphia area, located near Kennett Square, PA. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in mechanical engineering in 2011, and received a MS in mechanical engineering in 2012. Currently, I am employed just across the border in Delaware in R&D for a company that designs and manufactures analytical instruments.
Being a Hokie has positively impacted my life in many ways. While attending Virginia Tech, I was able to meet a lot of great people, form great friendships, and work on many technically challenging / relevant projects, developing and utilizing skills that employers are looking for. The opportunity for networking is vast - in my short time out of school, I have met many other Hokie engineers.