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.
The iScholars program was designed to achieve this vision by supporting a cohort of students from diverse majors in a hollistic experience that provides:
• innovation directed internships with companies in the NCR
• credit-bearing coursework that offered formal learning in innovation, enterprise skills, and professional development
• mentoring in navigating the internship experience
• a community of undergraduate peers working together throughout the academic year and living together in the NCR over the summer