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Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship

Sponsored by: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

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.


Application Deadline March 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? yes
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $1,750
Average $1,125
Min $500


Average 2

Contact Information

Barry Simmons
Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Phone: 540 231-5179, 540 231-9139

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