Townsend-Crews Honors Scholarship

Eligible students are current seniors in high school who have submitted an undergraduate application to Virginia Tech, have requested Honors College consideration, and demonstrate financial need. Preference for the award is given to a student who is a resident of the Appalachian region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. If there are no candidates from Virginia’s Appalachian region, then secondary preference will be given to a student from the Appalachian region in another state. If there are no candidates matching either of the above preferences, an alternate award may be made to any student with demonstrated financial need within the Honors College.

Supplemental Questions
  1. The Virginia Tech Honors College seeks students with [1] exceptional motivation in their academic and professional preparation, who are [2] capable of independent learning and research, [3] understand the challenges and values of collaborative teamwork, [4] have a strong sense of social responsibility and are eager to engage in real-world problem-solving, and [5] value the use of inclusive perspectives and working across differences. Write an essay of 500 words or fewer that provides evidence of your thinking about and/or accomplishments in each of these five areas. MAKE SURE YOU ANSWER ALL PARTS OF THE ESSAY QUESTION.
  2. Do you grant Virginia Tech permission to release your name to the donor and/or representatives of the donor's estate?