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Prospective CHDP Students

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Full Tuition Scholarship

We know that worrying about finances stifles imagination and innovation. We want any student, regardless of their household income, to participate. By bringing together committed donors, industry, and the university, the Calhoun Honors Discovery Program will support students pursuing the Collaborative Discovery Diploma for all four years of their undergraduate education.

Those accepted to the program will be given an annual scholarship of up to $14,000 (in-state) and $32,500 (out-of-state) to fully cover tuition costs. In addition, each student will receive an experiential learning grant of $10,000 to be used throughout the student’s four years in the program.


Participating Programs of Study for the CHDP Collaborative Discovery Diploma

Business Information Technology, Business Management, Computational Modeling and Data Analytics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Design, Communication, English, Environmental Policy & Planning, Smart and Sustainable Cities, Creative Technologies, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Graphic Design, and Professional & Technical Communication.

How to apply

To apply, simply check the “Honors College” box on your VT Undergraduate Admissions application. There is no separate application for the Calhoun Honors Discovery Program.



Please contact us to learn more about the program. Call our Program Manager Michelle Kovac at 540-231-8211, email, or fill out this form.