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Scholarship Programs

Each year many scholarships are awarded to deserving students based on merit and talent. If more than one scholarship is offered, the student will receive the highest award.

The scholarships listed below can be applied towards a student’s Tuition, Room, and Board as a main campus student enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) in the fall and spring semesters. These scholarships aid students in meeting their college tuition expenses and are not cash awards. These awards cannot exceed a students total college expenses.

VIT scholarships, when added together with all other federal and state grants, or any other scholarships and grants, will not exceed the total cost of Tuition, Room, and Board.VIT Scholarships do not cover fees or books. Federal Work Study, Tribal Awards, and student loans can be used to cover outstanding balances, fees and/or books. All institutional scholarships will be applied with one-half of the award for participation during the fall semester, and one-half of the award for participation during the spring semester.

Success Scholarships

Awards vary according to financial need. Success Scholarships range up to 35% of Fall and Spring Tuition.

Initial Eligibility Requires Meeting the Following Two Criteria:

  1. Meet admissions requirements into VIT
  2. Demonstrate a financial need


Renewable Each Year Up To Four Years Based on the Following Criteria:

  1. Be a student in good standing
  2. Maintain a full academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00

Opportunity Scholarships

Awards for this program are fixed at 25% of Fall and Spring Tuition, Room & Board. Residency Required with the following Eligibility Requirements:

Fall 2009 & Spring 2010 -
New & Transfer Students:

  1. Meet 2 of 3 admissions standards and receive full admission into VIT
  2. Maintain a full academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester


Returning students:

  1. Have received a discontinued VIT Club Scholarship in Spring 2009
  2. Maintain a full academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5


Fall 2010 forward -

  1. Meet 2 of 3 admissions standards and receive full admission into VIT
  2. Maintain a full academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester


Renewable Each Year Up To Four Years Based on the Following Criteria:

  1. Be a student in good standing
  2. Maintain a full academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
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