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Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program

Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program

Through partnerships with various academic colleges and departments at Virginia Tech, other colleges and universities, governmental entities, and various organizations, MAOP provides support for diverse students who demonstrate a clear commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence.

Supporting Diverse Students

We assist both undergraduate and graduate students in their transition to Virginia Tech and provides academic guidance, emotional, social, and financial support until they graduate. For undergraduates interested in graduate education in the future, MAOP provides opportunities for students to engage in summer research.

2023 Applications Open

Global Change Scholars

Deadline is April 15, 2023.

Graduate Scholars Program

Deadline is April 15, 2023.

Undergraduate Scholars Program

Applications for new first-year and returning students in 2023-24 are now open. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2023.

Student Spotlights

MAOP Committment

  • Creating an environment that supports and retains students to graduation from Virginia Tech
  • Develop students to become productive citizens and leaders in today's global society
  • Building partnerships with faculty at Virginia Tech and other higher education institutions, who are willing to financially support and mentor undergraduates through research opportunities
  • Assisting graduate students in navigating the graduate education process, especially students who are historically underrepresented in their disciplines

Virginia Tech Resources

Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation