Each year, alumni chapters around the world rally together to raise money for student scholarships to help Hokies in their neighborhood. The scholarships make a difference for Hokies just starting their journey at Virginia Tech. Last year, the DC Hokies were able to give out 10 scholarships totaling $15,000.
Student Sarah Ramboyong said her chapter scholarship helped with financial stress, but also made her feel like she had the support of Hokie Nation.
“When I first got to Tech I felt a bit of imposters syndrome being here,” Ramboyong said, “but remembering that my chapter had invested in me and was supporting my time here at Tech gave me a lot of comfort and confidence.”
You can support a new Hokie from the area by making a gift to our chapter’s crowdfunding campaign. Gifts of any size matter and help Hokies in our community.
“I wish that I could thank every single Hokie who donated to my local chapter and funded my scholarship, because it truly made a huge difference for me financially,” she said. “I would tell other Hokies who are considering donating that every single dollar they donate, whether it’s $1 or $100, it will make a huge difference and every recipient will be so incredibly grateful and humbled to have so many Hokies believe in us.”