Graduate Scholarships

FWC Scholarships and Awards

Please note that application deadlines for departmental awards vary annually but are generally around the 10th of January.

  • Richard Hunter Cross, Jr. Graduate Scholarship: The Richard Hunter Cross, Jr. Graduate Scholarship is designated for a graduate student working in the areas of wildlife, aquatic sciences, or land management whose career goal is to work as a natural resource professional involved with public lands management. A monetary award is provided as part of this fellowship.
  • Burd Sheldon McGinnes Graduate Fellowship: The Burd S. McGinnes Graduate Fellowship is given annually to deserving graduate students in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. A monetary award is provided as part of this fellowship.
  • Georgia Pacific Deans Graduate Fellowship: This monetary award is presented to recognize the graduate student who has demonstrated potential in, and interest in contributing to, the field of natural resources within the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation. This award is given to the graduate student(s) based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular leadership and community service.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award: This award is presented to recognize the graduate student who has demonstrated excellence as a teaching assistant and significantly contributed to the instructional program within the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation.
  • The A. B. Massey Outstanding Doctoral Student Award: Alumni and friends established this award in 1965 to honor the outstanding contributions of Professor A. B. Massey. Students apply to be recognized as their department's outstanding doctoral student. Then, the credentials of each student selected at the department level are forwarded for the college-level competition. The award is presented to students who have displayed outstanding academic, scientific, and professional leadership. From among the four departmental winners, an overall award is presented at the college level. This college-level recipient is also recognized at the Graduate Education Week awards banquet with a certificate and $500.
  • H. E. Burkhart Outstanding Masters Student Award: This award honors years of dedicated graduate student research and mentoring by Dr. Harold E. Burkhart in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. This award is based on academic, scientific, and professional achievement. Students apply to be recognized as their department's outstanding masters student. Then, the credentials of each student selected at the department level are forwarded for the college-level competition. From among the four departmental winners, an overall award is presented at the college level. This college-level recipient is also recognized at the Graduate Education Week awards banquet with a certificate and $500.