ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
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ECE Scholarships & Awards

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering students at Virginia Tech are eligible for a number of scholarships. The following scholarships are administered by the ECE Department. Other scholarships are available through the College of Engineering, the university, and external organizations. A complete listing of ECE scholarships is below.

Applying for Scholarships and Awards

To be considered for any of the scholarships, current students must complete the online College of Engineering Scholarship Application by March 1 of each year. Instructions for the application.

Grade-point-average requirements for eligibility:

  • Sophomores - 3.4 cumulative average at the end of fall term
  • Juniors and Seniors - 3.0 cumulative average at the end of fall term>

For more information, contact:

Dr. Leslie Pendleton
Chair, ECE Awards Committee
vt.edu email: pendleton
phone: (540) 231-8219

ECE Scholarship List

Incoming Freshmen
Current ECE students

Freshmen only:

The Harry Lynde Bradley Scholarship

Bradley Scholarships are made possible through the Bradley Endowment and are awarded to competitive applicants who have an affiliation with Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Automation through an immediate family member.

These highly competitive scholarships provide full financial support, including tuition and comprehensive fees, a room and board allowance, a book allowance, and a spending allowance, for four (4) academic years or eight (8) semesters.

Bradley Scholarships are restricted to incoming freshmen planning a major in either electrical engineering or computer engineering. Bradley Scholars must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Since the Bradley Scholarship provides full support, recipients are ineligible for other university, college, or departmental scholarships.

Qualified applicants should email Dr. Pendleton at pendleton@vt.edu to request an application or ask questions.

Upperclass Scholarships and Awards:

The Joseph W. and Rose V. Belak Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Joseph W. Belak, a member of the Class of 1963 at Virginia Tech, and his late wife, Rose V. Belak. The scholarship is presented to a full-time electrical engineering major based on academic merit and financial need. The recipient must be a Virginia resident. Preference is given to residents of the City of Waynesboro or the County of Augusta. Candidates are selected from students who have submitted a standard College of Engineering scholarship application form. The Awards Committee recommends a winner in the spring semester.

Karl Egerer/Kollmorgan Electrical Engineering Scholarship

This fund was established in memory of Karl Egerer, a friend and admired associate of Kollmorgen, who embodied the characteristics and attributes that included a love of technology, inquisitiveness, and a zeal and appetite for knowledge.

Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Faison Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Faison established the Gilbert Faison Scholarship specifically for computer and electrical engineering students and the scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.

George Family Scholarship

Mr. Jim George established the George Family Scholarship, based strictly on merit alone, in an effort to attract and support the best students to Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Juanarena Scholarship

The Juanarena Scholarship endowment was created by Doug Juanarena, a local resident and member of the ECE Advisory Board.

Konrad-Steinmetz Scholarship

Mr. Bud Konrad, a retired engineer with GE Drive Systems, established the Konrad-Steinmetz Scholarship specifically for CPE and EE students. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.

Sarah Minton Scholarship

The Sarah Minton Scholarship, specifically for CPE and EE students, was established in memory of Sarah Minton and is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.

William Murray Scholarship

The Murray Scholarship endowment was established by Robert B. Fetter, '45 Corps of Cadets, in memory of Professor Murray, former chair of what was then the Electrical Engineering Department. It is awarded on the basis of merit and character.

George R. Powley Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by Mrs. Rosemary Cole in memory of her father, George R. Powley, a former Electrical Engineering faculty member and department head.

Radio Club of America Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship award is sponsored by the Radio Club of America, an organization dedicated to the field of radio communication. It recognizes an undergraduate who has interest and career goals in the area of radio communication. Students must apply for this scholarship during the fall semester. Watch for announcements. The winner is selected by the Awards Committee based on demonstrated interest in radio communication, career potential, and academic achievement.

Rappaport Wireless Communication Scholarship

This scholarship was been established by Theodore S. Rappaport, a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty at Virginia Tech, and his wife Brenda M. V. Rappaport. The scholarship provides support to seniors or graduate students who have shown an interest in pursuing a career or graduate studies in the wireless communication field.

Carlos and Linda Roberts Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts established their scholarship, based on academic merit, for students studying Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Bernard Silverman Scholarship

Mr. Silverman established the Silverman Scholarship specifically for CPE and EE students, and the scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.

B. Ralph Sylvia Scholarship

Ms. Joyce Sylvia established the Sylvia Scholarship specifically for CPE and EE students, and the scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Spirent Scholarship

The Spirent Scholarship is a corporate scholarship offered through Spirent Communications, experts on the next-generation networking and communications systems.

J. W. Van Dorsten Scholarship

The family of Mr. J.W. Van Dorsten, Class of 1927, endowed the scholarship in his memory. The scholarship is specifically for CPE and EE students and is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and community service.

William Webber Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from William Webber, a member of the Class of 1934 at Virginia Tech. The scholarship is awarded to a female student in electrical engineering or computer engineering. Funds are also available for projects to encourage female participation in engineering.