Dear Future Hokie,

I am writing to tell you about one of the best things that ever happened to me: making the decision to attend Virginia Tech. Like you, I ventured south and east from Minnesota to attend Virginia Tech and graduated in 2006. Because of the outstanding faculty, staff, and students, my time there was excellent preparation for both my career and life in general. Believe it or not, another 500 or so Tech alumni are living in Minnesota as well. Because we believe that the education we received at Virginia Tech is second to none — and because it is one of the ways we carry out the university’s motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) — our alumni chapter raises funds each year to provide scholarships to first-year students at our alma mater.

As the Minnesota Chapter scholarship chairperson, I would like to inform you of our two scholarship opportunities: one in the amount of $1,000 and one for $500. Our chapter will award them to two worthy high school seniors in our area who will attend Virginia Tech in the fall of 2020. It is our small way to encourage you in your academic pursuits at one of the nation’s finest universities.

Should you have any questions, please contact me at (616) 990-3581 or

Thank you for your interest in Virginia Tech. I look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Class of 2024 at Virginia Tech!

Carina Aleckson
Virginia Tech Alumni Association Minnesota Chapter Scholarship Chairperson

Required documents to be attached to online application:

  • High school transcript
  • SAT score documentation