The Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism

Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship


In August of 2018, TechSideline.com was pleased to announce our pledge to donate $100,000 over five years to create the Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship in the Virginia Tech Department of Communication.

The scholarship is called the “Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism,” and its purpose is to provide funding to support students in the Department of Communication’s Sports Media and Analytics program, the program that former Hokies play-by-play announcer Bill Roth helped launch.

You can read about our decision to endow the scholarship here:

Tech Sideline Endows Scholarship in Virginia Tech Communications Department — TechSideline.com, Aug. 21, 2018

And you can read the story about the scholarship that ran on Virginia Tech’s web site here:

Tech Sideline Boosts Virginia Tech’s Sports Media Program — vt.edu, Aug. 20, 2018

Progress of the Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism

Starting in August of 2018, over the course of five years, TechSideline.com will donate $100,000 for the scholarship, by donating $1,667.00 a month for 60 months. That means our last donation to the scholarship will occur in July of 2023.

  • Total Donated by TechSideline.com to Date: $15,003
  • Total Donated by Others to Date: $2,475
  • Total Donated to Date: $17,478

Note that additional funds donated by people other than TechSideline.com are added to the total value of the scholarship. TechSideline.com will be required to donate the full $100,000, and funds donated by others will add to that $100k value.

How You Can Donate

If you’re interested, you too can contribute to the Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism, taking it above and beyond the $100k we have pledged. Or you can start your own initiative, or even endow your own scholarship.

To contribute to the Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship, or to explore other giving opportunities at Virginia Tech, contact Dan Cleveland, assistant dean of advancement at the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Dan is our gift officer who showed us the ins and outs and helped make this happen. Dan’s email is [email protected].

Donation Tracker

Here’s a donation tracker for TechSideline.com’s portion of the scholarship.

Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship Tracker
MonthContributionTotal to Date
Apr 2019$1,667$15,003
Mar 2019$1,667$13,336
Feb 2019$1,667$11,669
Jan 2019$1,667$10,002
Dec 2018$1,667$8,335
Nov 2018$1,667$6,668
Oct 2018$1,667$5,001
Sep 2018$1,667$3,334
Aug 2018$1,667$1,667

 

 

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    1. Well, we did increase our subscription price from $60 to $85 in June of 2018, and the scholarship is part of the reason we increased our prices.

      Point being, it’s kind of built in. Thanks for asking.

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