Graduate School

You make a difference

The Virginia Tech Graduate School is responsible for graduate education across the university, with more than 150 degree and certificate programs offered at campuses throughout the commonwealth and online. We provide programs, services, and support for a community of more than 6,800 graduate students whose reasons for pursuing graduate degrees are as varied as the students themselves.

We support research, teaching, and learning opportunities that promote working collaboratively across disciplines and programs, encouraging our students to tackle society’s pressing problems creatively and ethically. We prepare our graduates to stand out and succeed in highly competitive global job markets, and we are committed to helping them achieve their goals.

More than 3,000 graduate students receive financial assistance, and your Giving Day donation helps us provide needed support for them. You will find graduate students

  • Working in university laboratories and research institutions.
  • Teaching undergraduate students in their fields of study.
  • Providing support for key initiatives and programs in departments and units across the university.

Additionally, your gift supports such key programs as

  • Diversity Scholars: providing resources and mentoring for students to develop projects focused on inclusion and diversity across the university.
  • Citizen Scholars: recognizing students’ efforts to connect their work with their communities.
  • Global Perspectives: supporting scholars as they research global higher education issues.
  • Child-care assistance for graduate students with families.

How you can help

Gifts to these funds assure that we can continue providing students with transformative graduate education experiences and fostering an inclusive graduate community at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Karen P. DePauw Transformative Graduate Education Fund

This fund supports innovative and internationally known programs and services, such as Diversity and Citizen Scholars and the Global Perspectives Program. Giving to this fund ensures the Graduate School can continue to push the boundaries of graduate education and provide opportunities to help students grow and succeed beyond their expectations.

Graduate School Advanced Degree Alumni Fund

Your gift to this fund provides financial support to students and allows us to allocate resources where they can make the greatest impact on graduate education at Virginia Tech.

Little Hokie Hangout Fund

Gifts to this initiative help graduate students with children pursue their educational and professional goals by enrolling their children in the Graduate School’s own early education program. Ten donations of $50 make it possible for a child to attend the program three mornings a week for an entire semester. Students who have received this assistance say it has made continuing and completing their education possible.

See what people are sharing about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2021!
Rank State Gifts
1 VA 45
2 CA 9
3 AL 5
Leaderboard
Most Donors Leaderboard
The five units with the greatest number of donors on Giving Day will win a share of $5,000.
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $2,000 Pamplin College of Business 1,655
2 $1,500 Virginia Cooperative Extension & 4-H 1,486
3 $750 College of Engineering 1,471
4 $500 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1,316
5 $250 Athletics 1,036
6 College of Science 834
7 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 626
8 Corps of Cadets 532
9 Student Affairs 475
10 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 414
11 Inclusion and Diversity 253
12 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 232
13 College of Natural Resources and Environment 190
14 Moss Arts Center and ICAT 146
15 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC 140
16 Graduate School 108
17 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 105
18 Myers-Lawson School of Construction 102
19 University Libraries 97
20 Hokie Family Annual Fund 72
21 Honors College 26
22 Radio IQ | WVTF Music 26
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Leaderboard
Total Raised Leaderboard
Your favorite unit can win a share of $2,750 based on its total amount raised on Giving Day!
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Pamplin College of Business $964,291.19
2 $750 College of Engineering $680,411.59
3 $500 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine $630,795.20
4 $200 Athletics $492,154.58
5 $100 College of Science $461,937.18
6 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences $159,135.91
7 Corps of Cadets $143,632.07
8 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences $135,173.63
9 Student Affairs $117,566.43
10 College of Architecture and Urban Studies $116,434.13
11 Virginia Cooperative Extension & 4-H $95,153.00
12 Myers-Lawson School of Construction $93,305.00
13 College of Natural Resources and Environment $92,565.41
14 Moss Arts Center and ICAT $60,874.00
15 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC $60,415.00
16 Inclusion and Diversity $55,800.93
17 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine $55,783.00
18 University Libraries $32,431.21
19 Hokie Family Annual Fund $24,562.00
20 Graduate School $10,023.00
21 Honors College $2,170.00
22 Radio IQ | WVTF Music $1,271.00
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