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The Honors College

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Bobby Hollingsworth '17 has interned with the National Institutes of Health and is majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, and chemical engineering. He plans to earn a doctorate and pursue molecular biochemistry research into cancer and HIV.

Unique experiences for exceptional students

Superior students flourish in environments that help them explore their passions and engage in the world.

We recently elevated University Honors from a program to a college, and we are raising funds for full-ride honors scholarships across our university. Just as important as attracting exceptional students is providing them opportunities to maximize their potential. So we’re enhancing programs within the Honors College as well.

The achievements of honors students benefit everyone at Virginia Tech by raising expectations and performances in classrooms, laboratories, and studios.    

“Our commitment is to provide self-directed, customizable educational opportunities, emphasizing collaborative learning, undergraduate research, and hands-on experiences.”

Paul Knox, Honors College dean, University Distinguished Professor, and senior fellow for international advancement

Transformative learning experiences

Our plans for new honors programming include:

  • Nanosabbaticals for innovators, allowing honors students valuable unstructured time.
  • Distinguished lectures with speakers of worldwide renown.
  • Support for students to take off-campus learning opportunities.   

Raise the bar by giving  

Support exceptional Honors College students and the programs that enrich their in-depth learning. Give today.

Contact Albert Raboteau by email or at 540-231-4733 to learn more about supporting the Honors College.