Scholarship Opportunities

Army ROTC scholarships pay tuition and required fees, and can be worth as much as $80,000 or more. They're awarded on merit – like academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and personal interviews. Scholarship winners receive a stipend ($300 freshman, $350 sophomore, $450 junior, $500 senior) for each academic month plus an allowance for books and other educational items. If you're a non-scholarship student, you can still receive the stipend as a contracted cadet during your last three years.

Scholarship opportunities at VMI & Partnership Schools 

VMI Army ROTC offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities including National Advance Designee and on-campus scholarships. The following list summarizes these education programs:

  • 4-year & 3-year National scholarships
  • 3 and 2-year on-campus, Active Duty scholarships
  • 3 and 2-year Dedicated Army National Guard scholarships
  • 2-year Army Reserve scholarships
  • 2-year Leader’s Training Course scholarships
  • Green to Gold (4, 3, & 2-year) scholarships
  • Graduate Degree scholarships

National Scholarships 

High school students planning to attend VMI can apply for the Army ROTC National Advanced Designee scholarship from July to January 10th of your senior year at or 1-800-USA-ROTC. Once your application is complete, we will send you a letter with instructions to set up your interview. Cadet Command holds their scholarship board during the months of September and April.

On-Campus Scholarships 

3 and 2-year, on campus, Active Duty and 3 and 2-year Reserve Component scholarships are also available at VMI. The minimum eligibility requirements for on-campus scholarships include:

  • Cadets must be enrolled in Army ROTC for at least one semester
  • Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Applicants must complete a medical examination
  • Cadets must complete a scholarship interview
  • Students must be U.S. citizens and cannot have dual citizenship
  • No civil convictions or drug use (can be waived)
  • Cadets must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) before contracting
  • Cadets must be under 31 years of age at time of commissioning

Green to Gold Program: 

The Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program provides selected active duty enlisted members of the Army an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC scholarship program.

For further information on the Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program click here.

Graduate Degree Programs: 

For students in our partnership schools pursuing graduate degrees, VMI’s Army ROTC program provides an opportunity to earn a 2-year scholarship through our Two Year Program.

The Leader's Training Course is the Army’s 2-year ROTC Program entry point. Through the Leader's Training Course, students without ROTC Basic Course experience can examine the Army without incurring an obligation, and qualify for Advanced Course entry. The Army observes these students and determines their officer potential in a leadership oriented, challenging, and motivating 4-week training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

For additional information on LTC, please visit their website here.


The Army ROTC scholarship program provides financial assistance for the education and training of highly qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to be commissioned as officers in the Army after graduation from college. Click here for more information on Army ROTC Scholarship opportunities.

For more VMI Army scholarship information please contact: 

Maj. Lloyd Wells
Phone: (540) 464-7818

Mr. Thomas Atkinson
Phone: (540) 464-7680