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Hoge Scholarship


Help continue Janie Hoge's legacy at Virginia Tech

Janie Hoge

Memorial Scholarship Fund

GOAL: $1,953,000

Because of the significance of 1953 (the first year Janie Hoge housed Irving Peddrew, the first Black student), we are encouraging gifts in the amount of $1953.00, ($162.50 a month); $19,530 or $195,300.
All gift amounts, however, are welcome.

Starting in 1953, Janie Hoge welcomed students into her home so they could attend Virginia Tech.

Irving Peddrew

"I had no idea that I would have to live off campus in order for me to attend school there, that I would have to walk to class every day and walk back for lunch, then back for my afternoon classes. My parents drove off and I wondered what I had gotten myself into. But Mrs. Hoge was a motherly type. She made sure I was comfortable. They tried to make my life as homey as possible."

~ Irving Peddrew

"The real story is about the heart and soul of this great lady who gave everything to provide a sanctuary for these young trailblazing students seeking a better life for self and all."

"There will never be another Janie Hoge .... we meet one in a lifetime."

~ Lindsay Cherry

Lindsay Cherry

In The News

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    Finding a home with the Hoge family , article

    The Blacksburg couple hosted, cared for, and supported Virginia Tech's first Black students at a time when segregation still ruled campus life. A residence hall was recently named in their honor.