Black College Institute at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving, and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual summer academic leadership program at Virginia Tech. 
Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer four-day sessions twice during the summer of 2021:  June 13-June 16 and June 20-June 23.

Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a four-day session for the summer of 2021: June 27-June 30.

All programs are FREE of cost to students!
Application closes: April 1, 2021
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2021
Confirm attendance: May 10, 2021
Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2021

Benefits of attending BCI*:
  • Virginia Tech application fee waiver
  • BCI T-shirt mailed to your home
  • Peer mentorship, networking, and friendships
  • College admissions advising
  • Overview of financing college/higher education
  • Exposure to the African American student experience at Virginia Tech
  • Live Q & A with the seven Virginia Tech colleges
  • Completion of an interactive and educational group project focused on the African American experience.
*All benefits will be extended to those who successfully complete the program.

Virginia Tech Partners Participating:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Science, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and other campus departments and local organizations.

For more information about the Black College Institute, visit or email [email protected].

Click here to download a flyer for the experience.
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