iScholars was built on the vision that every Virginia Tech student should be able to transform data into actionable information, explain their work in a broader societal context, communicate effectively, and know how to build and work effectively in strong teams.

VT Shaped Education

Virginia Tech is developing the VT-shaped student. The T-shaped student gains disciplinary depth through formal coursework and interdisciplinary capacities such as teamwork, creative problem solving, and communication through hands-on experiences such as internships. The VT-shaped student is intensively motivated to accomplish this purpose-driven learning as a part of a community and with a firm commitment to service.

iScholars is a response to  President Tim Sands’ aspirations to expand student engagement in the National Capital Region and to offer collaborative, experiential learning to all Virginia Tech students.