Buzz's Bunch Scholarship

Brent “Buzz” Williams, Virginia Tech Basketball Coach 2014-2019, established this scholarship for undergraduates in any field of study who are connected with Services for Students with Disabilities.  Coach Williams is known as a strong leader on and off the court, respected for his good character, and admired for his commitment to his team and the extensive preparations he always makes in support of them.  This endowed scholarship strengthens the longstanding pledge Coach Williams made to assist students with disabilities so they may reach their full potential. 

The applicant must be recognized as a student with a disability by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), have completed at least one full semester (Fall or Spring) while connected to SSD and be in good academic standing with the University and the respective Academic Department (overall GPA and in-major GPA meet required standards). The ideal candidate embodies the character strengths of leadership, integrity, and commitment to improving our world.

This $500 scholarship is a one-time award. All qualified students with disabilities, including those from underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply.

Award
Varies
Deadline
01/30/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you recognized as a student with a disability by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)?
  2. Are you in good academic standing (overall GPA and in-major GPA meet required standards)?
  3. Have you reviewed all scholarship requirements provided by SSD?
  4. Please submit either a written essay (500-750 words) or a presentation in any media (about 10 minutes in length). Please describe a specific experience or situation that demonstrates your leadership, integrity, and commitment to improving our world (big or small, personal or societal). You are strongly encouraged to refer to, and describe your experience considering, at least one Virginia Tech Aspiration for Student Learning (https://experience.vt.edu/aspirations.html) and at least one Clifton Strength (https://experience.vt.edu/strengths.html) and tying-in your disability if appropriate. Multimedia presentations should be submitted as a URL link from your Google Drive. Please choose between the essay submission or 10 minute presentation.
  5. Presentation in any media (about 10 minutes in length): Please describe a specific experience or situation that demonstrates your leadership, integrity, and commitment to improving our world (big or small, personal or societal). You are strongly encouraged to refer to, and describe your experience considering, at least one Virginia Tech Aspiration for Student Learning (https://experience.vt.edu/aspirations.html) and at least one Clifton Strength (https://experience.vt.edu/strengths.html) and tying-in your disability if appropriate. Multimedia presentations should be submitted as a URL link from your Google Drive.
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