The Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism

In August of 2018, 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 (now the School 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 School of Communication’s Sports Media and Analytics program, the program that 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 —, 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 —, Aug. 20, 2018

Progress of the Tech Sideline Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism

Starting in August of 2018, over the course of five years, pledged to donate $100,000 for the scholarship, by donating $1,667.00 a month for 60 months.

We are pleased to announce that as of December 2022, the scholarship is fully endowed!  Tech Sideline has donated the full $100,000.

  • Last Updated: December, 2022
  • Total Donated by to Date: $100,000
  • Total Donated by Others to Date: $6,675 (estimated)
  • Total Donated to Date: $106,675

Note that additional funds donated by people other than are added to the total value of the scholarship, resulting in the figure exceeding $100,000.

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 donated. 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 Holly Kobia in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Holly’s email is [email protected]

List of Winners

2021-2022: Jake Lyman
2022-2023: Glen Rorie
2023-2024: Sam Mostow