Building a Stronger University by Providing Opportunities
Bruce Carver Giving Challenge


Building a community of excellence requires a commitment to broadening our bases of knowledge.

At Virginia Tech, we eagerly incorporate additional points of view. This ensures a stronger university, both for the students we have today and the promising young people we hope to attract in the years to come.

You have the opportunity to help us build upon our established strengths. Your gift to the Black Cultural Center Alumni Scholarship will provide support to students who enhance the lives of those associated with the BCC and the university community.

Bruce Carver Giving Challenge:

Virginia Tech 1983 alumnus and former foundation board member, Bruce Carver developed this Giving Challenge for the Black Cultural Center Alumni Scholarship. Carver will match up to $15,000 in gifts to the scholarship received through December 31, 2015. 


Black Cultural Center Alumni Scholarship 

The Black Cultural Center Alumni Scholarship was established in 2005 to support students who participate in programs that are either organized by the Black Cultural Center (BCC) or have similar missions to that center’s programs. This scholarship will provide support to students who enhance the lives of those associated with the BCC and the university community. 

The BCC, which opened in 1991, was established to recognize the history of black students on campus while creating a place where all students could feel comfortable. Fully funding this scholarship will be a truly special way to end 2015 and enter the 25th anniversary of the BCC. 

Today, the BCC is an important component of the university’s efforts to create a welcoming and diverse campus. It is utilized by the campus community for educational programs, exhibits, meetings, and receptions, with preference given to student organizations advised by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services. 

To learn more about the scholarship contact Crystal Crockett, director of development for institutional diversity, University Development.