The Hokie Scholarship Fund

The Future Support of Virginia Tech Student-Athletes

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.

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The Hokie Scholarship Fund Program 

The Hokie Scholarship Fund program is designed to address the need for increased funding for annual scholarship support of Hokie student-athletes. All gifts given through this program will go directly to scholarship support. The overall program includes a priority seating and parking program, exclusive donor benefits, priority point system, and an improved benefit allocation process.

With the goal of elevating Virginia Tech Athletics' ability to compete for championships while better meeting the needs of our student-athletes, the Hokie Scholarship Fund program came as the result of more than a year of extensive research and analysis that included data collection from donors/season ticket holders, ACC peer institution review, a focus group, a national review of Power Five Conference institutions and a comprehensive look at schools recently implementing major football and/or men's basketball priority seating changes.

How Scholarship Seating Works

Football and men's basketball season ticket holders will be required to contribute a minimum per-seat scholarship gift each year to secure a priority location for season tickets for football and/or men's basketball. Gift amounts will vary based on location within the venue.

The Hokie Club utilizes a priority point program and annual giving benefits chart that provides donors with additional benefits based upon their giving level, including (but not limited to) parking, exclusive event invitations and the ability to purchase postseason tickets.

All donors who wish to be eligible for benefits are asked to make their gift to the Hokie Scholarship Fund by the March 1, 2024 giving deadline. Donors will then be ranked based upon their priority points for a complete reseating of Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum, which will occur every three years; 2024, 2027, etc.

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Timeline & Important Dates 

In an effort to incentivize early giving during the reseating year, the Hokie Club has set four early deadlines for donors to earn extra priority points! These priority points will come in handy during the reseating process in Spring and Summer 2024, giving season ticket holders the best opportunity to lock in the seating and parking they want for the next three years! Check out these deadlines:

October 2, 2023: Complete your Hokie Scholarship Fund (HSF) giving and season ticket renewal by this date to receive 25 additional priority points ($1,250 value). Also, 10 randomly selected accounts who renew by this date will receive a 100 priority point bonus. Bonus is also available for new buyers/donors. 

November 15, 2023: Complete your Hokie Scholarship Fund (HSF) giving and season ticket renewal by this date to receive 15 additional priority points ($750 value). Also, 10 randomly selected accounts who renew by this date will receive a 75 priority point bonus. Bonus is also available for new buyers/donors.

December 12, 2023: Complete your Hokie Scholarship Fund (HSF) giving and season ticket renewal by this date to receive 10 additional priority points ($500 value). Also, 10 randomly selected accounts who renew by this date will receive a 50 priority point bonus. Bonus is also available for new buyers/donors. 

February 5, 2024: Complete your Hokie Scholarship Fund (HSF) giving and season ticket renewal by this date to receive 5 additional priority points ($250 value). Also, 10 randomly selected accounts who renew by this date will receive a 25 priority point bonus. Bonus is also available for new buyers/donors.

You can also lock in bonus priority points if you set up a payment plan before these dates. Your payment plan does not need to fulfill your desired giving level by the early deadlines to clinch these additional priority points, it just needs to be setup to fulfill it by March 1, 2024! Click here to learn more about setting up a payment plan to the Hokie Scholarship Fund to meet your desired level of giving.