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What is the Black College Institute?

The Black College Institute is an academic summer enrichment program by Virginia Tech. It hosts talented, high-achieving and academically curious rising high school juniors and seniors. For 2023, all three sessions will be held in-person over a 4-day period for rising juniors and 5-day period for rising seniors.

While this program is designed to attract underrepresented and/or first-generation students, we welcome the participation of any student who has a potential interest in Virginia Tech. Our program activities are planned using a multicultural perspective though we place special emphasis on the African-American identity.

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Applications for BCI 2023 are open!

High school students wishing to attend #VTBCI for 2023 may now apply online!

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Student-Staff Leadership

Are you interested in being a student staff leader for BCI?

SSL Applications for BCI 2023 are now open!

Student Staff Leaders are the life-blood of the BCI program experience. Check back later for information about being an SSL for BCI.

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Frequently asked questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the Black College Institute 2023 program.

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Interested in Black College Institute?

Here's what you need to know

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Black College Institute 2022 at Virginia Tech

Summer 2022 - The Black College Institute is an academic summer enrichment program by Virginia Tech. It hosts talented, high-achieving and academically curious rising high school juniors and seniors.

When is Black College Institute?

Save the dates for BCI 2023. There will be more information to come.

  • Session 1 for juniors: June 11-13
  • Session 2 for seniors: June 18-22
  • Session 3 for seniors: June 25-29

Benefits of attending BCI

  • Student engagement with various academic disciplines through hands-on learning and workshops within the context of the African-American cultural experience.
  • College life experience of residential living, campus dining, collaborative projects in university classrooms and engagement with Virginia Tech’s faculty, staff, and students.
  • Daily workshops on (1) navigating and completing the college application process and (2) applying for scholarships and financial aid.
  • Students embrace Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by completing a service learning project with university and local partnerships.
  • Explore Virginia Tech’s departments and organizations to build lasting connections and learn about local resources available to them.
  • Engage in fun virtual team building and activities.
  • All programs are FREE of cost to students!

Questions and more

Black College Institute is co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office for Inclusion and Diversity. For inquiries or for more information, contact us at bci@vt.edu.

 

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2022 Black College Institute

View a selection of photos from past BCI programs. BCI 2023 photos will be added at the conclusion of the program.