Article ItemLearning to fly: TRIO Programs’ Talent Search helps aspiring college students look beyond high school , article
From planes to palm trees, alligators to algae labs, high schoolers from Southwest Virginia spent nearly a week in Florida navigating a world very different from their own while attending a national conference to explore science careers.
Article ItemEminent researchers around the country help launch the new Center for Rural Education , article
Imagine a gathering of the most innovative and prominent scholarly researchers who are offering their intelligence, experience, and time. That describes the Rural Education Summit, held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on Aug. 26, which officially launched the new Center for Rural Education.
Article ItemUpward Bound awarded $5.7 million to support low-income, first-gen students , article
The federal Department of Education has renewed funding to continue the university’s three Upward Bound programs serving hundreds of high schoolers in Southwest Virginia for another five years.
Article ItemTalent Search maps out a path to college for hundreds of first-generation students , article
Virginia Tech's TRIO Programs has been awarded a $1.88 million, five-year extension from the U.S. Department of Education to continue helping first-generation and economically disadvantaged students in Southwest Virginia graduate from high school and pursue higher education.
Article ItemFor VTCSOM’s Richard Vari, Upward Bound opened his eyes to the world , article
The senior dean of academic affairs at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke says Upward Bound widened his perspective and helped keep him on track to become the first in his family to attend college.
Article ItemFirst in the family , article
On their paths to graduation, many first-generation students must contend with a variety of structural and social barriers. In this first part of a two-part series, we look at a slate of Virginia Tech programs that supports them as they strive for success.
Article ItemTRIO Programs help students stay on course for college , article
Middle and high school students from across Southwest Virginia can get live tutoring and technology support through the federal college access programs.