We are in college first and foremost to learn. Our motto “Scholarship, Fraternity, Self” serves as a guideline for our daily priorities. Maintaining high academic standards is of utmost importance.


Consistently performing in the top 2 fraternities on campus, the Rho Alpha chapter has made a name for itself in the world of academics. With the top grades on campus, Fiji has a self-regulated scholarship program that creates the ideal academic environment and gives each member an opportunity to seek help from the brotherhood when needed.


There are two main scholarships that are offered by our fraternity. The first scholarship is open to anyone who rushes our fraternity and is for the amount of $300. The recipient of this scholarship is selected based upon an application process and they are not required to pledge in order to receive the scholarship. The second scholarship is in the amount of $250 and is rewarded to all pledges who attain a 3.2 or better GPA during their pledging semester.

White Star Scholarship

One or two $500 scholarships are awarded annually to rising Virginia Tech freshmen who demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and involvement in their community. Recipients are in no way obligated to join FIJI or Greek Life at Virginia Tech. Interviews are held in the beginning of the fall semester. For more information contact Jake Byrnes ( The 2019 Application will be posted in June 2019.


In addition to filling out the application, applicants must include a resume and personal letter. The personal letter should describe how you hope to make the most of your college experience at Virginia Tech. All materials are due no later than Aug. 1, 2019. They can be emailed to or mailed to:

White Star Scholarship Application
Gianni Puglielli, Scholarship Director
202 Church Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060.