Lunch Pail Defense Scholarship

Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for those who wholeheartedly embody the Lunch Pail mentality, potential shining stars, filled with promise and talent, but need the extra push to unlock their potential.

Our Goal

Our ultimate goal is that these scholarships serve as a catalyst for these students to chase their dreams, and provide them with the support they need to shine as brightly as they can.

38+ scholarship recipients since 2009

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What is the Lunch Pail Mentality?

Since 1995, the Lunch Pail has symbolized hard work, unwavering spirit, and an unyielding drive to succeed for VT Football. Over time, the Lunch Pail evolved into more than just a symbol “ it became an identity, an expectation, and a brand. It now takes on a different meaning on a different playing field: life.

Scholarship Eligibility


Scholarships will be facilitated via two avenues: Virginia Tech Advantage and ACES.

Virginia Tech’s platform to support educational journeys.

A.C.C.E. Program

They facilitate scholarships to deserving students in the new River Valley.


Past Recipients

Dax Hollifield

2019 Scholarship Recipient

I have noticed since I’ve been at Virginia Tech that I am extremely lucky to have earned a scholarship. Unlike many others, I do not have to worry about the financial burden of receiving an education, and I am truly blessed and thankful for the support of others.

Thank you so much for supporting Virginia Tech student-athletes. You are truly the reason we are able to compete at such a high level athletically and achieve in the classroom. Your support allows us to live out our dreams and supports our family’s lives immensely.

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