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Presidential Scholarship Initiative

The Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative (PSI) is a competitive scholarship program designed to offset the costs of college for eligible in-state Virginia high school students.

How to Apply & Eligibility

There is no separate application process. Instead, when you complete your first FAFSA as a high school senior, you are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Eligibility is based on Virginia residence, strength of academic record, first-generation status, and family size with a preference for Pell eligibility. If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity and you meet the requirements, the best way to increase your eligibility is to earn a high school GPA and demonstrate your leadership potential in your application to VT.

Important Dates

  • Complete the FAFSA and the General Scholarship Application by January 22
  • Scholarship Notifications will be sent in March
  • Accept your scholarship by May 1

Our Dedication

At PSI, our dedication lies in the success of our students. For our PSI scholars, success means discovering a path that resonates with their future career aspirations, fostering holistic personal growth, and connecting with an empowering community. We recognize the unique challenges faced by seniors and we tackle them together. Embracing diversity and inclusivity, we support every student by promoting cultural awareness and continuous learning among our dedicated staff. PSI aims to establish a supportive environment for students to realize their aspirations, such as being the first in their family to graduate from college.

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    Reflections from PSI Alumni

    Find out what our scholars have to say about what this scholarship and support team have meant to them and where they are now.

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