FAFSA Code: 003753  

E: Financialaid@vmi.edu 
P: (540) 464-7208
F: (540) 464-7629

Financial Aid Office
Virginia Military Institute
306 Carroll Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships are not offered directly through Virginia Military Institute, but may be applied to through their respective branches.   ROTC scholarships generally cover tuition and auxiliary fees.  Room & Board and Quartermaster fees are not covered!


  • US Army Cadet Command Website - Gain access to information on the 4-year National AROTC Scholarship, Army Reserve Scholarship (Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty-GRFD), Green-to-Gold Scholarship, On-Campus Scholarships and other important information.
  • US Army National Guard Website - Explore opportunites for commission-track programs available for cadets who join the Virginia National Guard.
  • US Army Reserve Website - Explore educational opportunities while serving in the US Army Reserves.
  • Simultaneous Membership Program - Allows you to participate in both the Guard and your college’s ROTC program at the same time.

    For more information, please contact:
    MAJ Timothy Crider
    Assistant Professor of Military Science
    Phone: (540) 464-7187
    Email: criderte@vmi.edu 

    Mr. Thomas Atkinson
    Human Resource Technician
    Phone: (540) 464-7680
    Email: atkinsonte@vmi.edu


Marine Corps

  • Officer Candidate Course (OCC) - A 10-week course at Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA.  This program allows for assignment into one of three specialty fields (Air, Ground, Law)
  • Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) - Platoon Leaders Class allows assignment into one of three specialty fields (Air, Ground, Law)
  • Enlisted to Officer - The Marine Corps encourages enlisted Marines to further their education and accept greater responsibility. Those who show exceptional leadership may talk with a commanding officer about the opportunity to become a Marine Officer. 

    Commissioning Programs for enlisted Marines include:
    • Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP)
    • Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Educational Program (MECEP)
    • Meritorious Commissioning Program

Air Force