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Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship

The Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $500, Maximum: $1750
Application Deadline: 1-Mar
Requirements: Awarded to (in order of preference) a member of the Virginia Tech Cycling Club or a resident of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Maryland. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen and be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours per semester). Entering freshman and transfer applicants should have a minimum combined SAT I score of 1100. Returning student applicant should have a minimum 3.0 Quality Credit Average (QCA). Applicant must submit FAFSA. Selection is based upon demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Other

Sponsorship provided by:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 200 Student Services Building
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone Number: 540 231 5179
Fax Number: 540 231 9139

You can find out more by contacting:

Dr. Barry Simmons

A good place to start is to search for any material provided for the scholarship. Getting the greatest odds of success can be attained by first understanding the qualifications and making sure you meet them. At the outset seek to understand the reason for involvement of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and their goals for the Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship. If you are qualified, make sure there is a reasonable chance to receive the scholarship. Upon determining that you have the possibility that you can be one of the winners of the Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship, then it is useful to use your time.

A vital detail of applying for the scholarship is paying close attention to the application. Some forms are time consuming and tiresome, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that your work was done correctly and completely. You don't want to be denied as the result of something that could have been avoided.

Once the application is sent off, you should note when the Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship confers the award and actually dispenses the money so that you can know if you can rely on the scholarship to provide additional support for any bills associated with your education and how it will assist with your future, as there may be restrictions on how you can use the Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship. It can be difficult to take care of all of your financial needs, and getting the Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship as a supplement to your own resources can make things much easier. If you are not fortunate to receive the Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship, continue looking, you might find new scholarships and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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