The Hokie Scholarship Fund program was rolled out in May of 2016 and is designed to address the need for increased funding for annual scholarship support of Hokie student-athletes. All gifts given through the Hokie Scholarship Fund go directly to scholarship support. The landscape of intercollegiate athletics has vastly changed over the past two decades, as has the financial investment required to achieve excellence and to win championships. As the cost of scholarships has continued to rise, so too have expenses such as equipment, travel, nutrition, student-athlete development, strength and conditioning, and recruiting. We must grow and enhance our Hokie Club membership to continue our positive momentum. Ultimately, it is about our student-athletes; it is about competing at the highest levels.
A year ago, Tech Athletics held its inaugural “Drive for 25 Day” – a 25-hour time period in which the Hokie Club encouraged fans and alums to make a financial contribution and join the Hokie Club, as it strived to increase its membership to 25,000. Thanks to you Hokie nation, Drive for 25 Day was a huge success, as fans, students, alumni, faculty, staff and others combined to give more than 2,300 gifts and nearly $900,000. The success of the first Drive for 25 Day enabled both the athletics department and the Hokie Club to take a step toward our goal of 25,000 Hokie Club members.
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