Considering a future career as an engineer but concerned about the cost and/or inconvenience of having to move to Blacksburg or Charlottesville to obtain an engineering degree? The University of Virginia (UVA) now has a special program for you, Engineers Produced in Virginia, that can reduce cost and allow you to earn credit toward an engineering degree through your local community college.
The University of Virginia has a partnership with the Virginia Community Colleges that gives students an opportunity to take classes at a Virginia Community College to earn an Associate of Science in Engineering degree (or equivalent) and become eligible to enter UVA's engineering undergraduate program. Students can then earn their four-year engineering degree from UVA in Charlottesville or in their community. Through an on-line program called Engineers Produced in Virginia, a student can earn a UVA Engineering Science degree while continuing to live in their community for all four years of school.
Students in this program may also qualify for a $4000 "two-year college transfer" grant when moving from the two-year to four-year program while working on their engineering degree.
Interested students may download a program brochure here (PDF file). For more program details and to learn of the significant cost savings that may be realized through participation in the program, please visit the program's web site.