National Scholarship Programs
VMI actively seeks qualified cadets to nominate for these prestigious awards
Rhodes Scholarship (www.rhodesscholar.org) Thirty-two awarded annually for U.S. residents to study at Oxford University. Program stresses academic achievement, moral and physical fitness, character and intellect. Apply October of First-Class Year.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (http://www.gatescambridge.org/) New program to provide for graduate study at Cambridge University; non-U.S. citizens are eligible. Program stresses academic achievement, "coupled with a commitment to use the benefits of higher education for the common good." Apply November of First-Class Year.
British Marshall Scholarship (www.marshallscholarship.org) Forty awarded annually to express the "gratitude of the British people to the American people for the Marshall plan." Program stresses "keen intellect and broad outlook" and requires a carefully researched plan for study at a British university. Apply October of First-Class Year.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships (www.jackkentcookefoundation.org) Awards for both graduate and undergraduate study for residents of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, to “to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.” All classes eligible, with deadlines for both scholarships in February each year.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (www.fastlane.nsf.gov) Approximately nine hundred awarded annually for graduate study in science, engineering, and mathematics majors. These merit-based awards cover three years of graduate work, providing a stipend of $21,500 for a 12-month tenure, as well as a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 per tenure year. Apply November of First-Class Year.
Truman Scholarship (www.truman.gov) Eight-five awarded to college juniors (U.S. citizens) who plan a career in public service. Program stresses leadership, both demonstrated and potential, as well as academics. Apply January of Second-Class Year.
Goldwater Scholarship (www.act.org/goldwater) Three hundred merit scholarships awarded annually to rising U.S. college juniors and seniors who wish to pursue careers in science, mathematics, and engineering. Apply February of Third- or Second-Class Year.