Ds Scholarship

Apply for a free passport and mentorship | VTx

From: Global Education Office

The deadline to apply for the first year draft passport has been extended to Jan 21 2022. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for a US passport at no cost. The full cost of a passport book with photos, standard processing and delivery is approximately $160.

Participants will get:

  • US passport book (passport photo costs and standard processing and delivery fees – $160 will be covered).
  • Access to workshops, social events, community building, and specialized mentorship sessions focused on study abroad and scholarships.
  • Guidance and support through peer mentoring.

Students must be in their first year of college and eligible for a Pell Grant to apply for the program. Limiting the program to first-year students allows sufficient time to integrate study abroad at some point during the student’s academic career.

Virginia Tech was among 40 institutions across the country selected for the American Passport Scholarship. The scholarship aims to promote access, inclusion, diversity, and equality in study abroad, and will enable 25 Virginia Tech students to obtain a US passport. The Office of Global Education will match the scholarship and fund an additional 25 passports, bringing the total to 50 students. More information about the first year passport project can be found at https://bit.ly/passport_project.



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