Scholarship Information

VMI offers a variety of privately endowed scholarships administered by the Financial Aid Office.   In most cases, students do not need to complete a separate application form, but are  considered automatically when they complete the VMI Financial Aid Application and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

Additional scholarship opportunities include: 

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships

Awarded on the basis of academic and personal achievement. Please visit this link for a list of our Merit Scholarship Program donors.

ROTC Scholarships

 ROTC Scholarships and Other Service-specific Programs

Can be applied to through their respective branches. Not offered directly through VMI Financial Aid.

US Navy Collegiate Programs

 U.S. Navy Collegiate Scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships for civil engineering, nuclear power and health professions (medical, dental, optometry) with commissioning upon graduation.

U.S. Air Force Graduate Scholarships

U.S. Air Force Graduate Scholarships

Health Profession Scholarship Program information.  Select the "Money for School" link.  Commissioning upon graduation.

Regional Scholarships
Regional Scholarships

Cameron Scholarships - North Carolina residents; the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County & surrounding communities

Sansberry - Indiana residents

Roy W. Piper Charitable Trust Educational Scholarship - Pennsylvania residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming counties are given preference, followed by other residents of Pennsylvania, and, finally, non-PA residents. 
National Scholarships
National Scholarships

General Electric - Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - To apply or learn more about the program, visit the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship website. Applications are due no later than February 17, 2012.
VDOT Civil Engineering Scholarship Program
VDOT Civil Engineering Scholarship

To apply or learn more about the program, visit  Applicants for this scholarship must be a Virginia state resident and attend a Virginia college or univeristy.
Virginia Scholarships
Virginia Scholarships

The J.T. – Minnie Maude Charitable Trust (“Trust”) was founded to provide financial assistance for the pursuit of higher education to deserving U.S. citizens who currently reside in and who have resided in the Virginia counties of Halifax, Henry, Pittsylvania and the North Carolina counties of Caswell and Rockingham (including all towns or cities located within these 5 counties), for a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months at the time of application.

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and promise, financial need, and other related selection criteria. Award amounts will vary, up to and including a possible full scholarship.

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Scholarships

The Granville P. Meade Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund provides scholarship awards to worthy and needy Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.

Lee-Jackson Scholarships are given by the Lee-Jackson Foundation (outside resource) of Charlottesville, Virginia, for outstanding essays which demonstrate an appreciation of the exemplary character and soldierly virtues of Generals Lee and Jackson. One $10,000, eight $2,000, and eighteen $1,000 college scholarships are available to Virginia high school juniors and seniors.

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships provide financial assistance to students who have achieved academically and show promise of continued outstanding academic achievement. Graduating seniors of public and private secondary schools, and those who have the equivalent of a high school diploma, are eligible for the Byrd Honors Scholarship Program. The applicants must have demonstrated and show promise of continued outstanding academic achievement.
Comprehensive List of Scholarships

 Comprehensive List of VMI Scholarships

Institutional funds constitute the greatest portion of scholarship aid to cadets. These include endowed funds and annual gifts provided by alumni and friends of the Institute which enable VMI to maintain a comprehensive financial aid program.