Kathleen Bulger-Barnett, Ph.D.


Application for the Ruth R. Lanford Memorial Fellowship 

Cadets: Please forward all application materials in one packet to Mrs. Janet Cummings, Department of Modern Languages.  Each packet should contain: 

1) the application 

2) the essays  

3) recommendations in a sealed envelope 

Cadets are responsible for ensuring that all packets are complete. Cadets are permitted to apply for all scholarships, but may not receive funds from any one scholarship more than once.   

Please note:  If you have received Lanford Funds previously, we ask that you do NOT reapply so that we may share these funds with students who have not had the opportunity to study abroad.  We also request that anyone studying abroad AFTER graduation not apply for these funds.  Thank you.  

Date ___________ 

A. PERSONAL INFORMATION.   NAME _________________ CLASS ______ MAJOR __________ VMI P.O. BOX ______ 

Any other areas of concentration, such as minor(s), double major, honors work.

Grade Point Average: Last Semester __________ Cumulative _________ 

Have you ever been on Academic Probation?   ______ yes,______ no (if yes, explain) 

Have you ever been on Conduct Probation or received a number one?  ______ yes, _____ no (if yes, explain) 

If you are NOT a citizen of the USA, click here and provide copies of passport and  visa information with your application:  Tax information for foreign nationals. 

Have you gone or studied abroad before: ______ yes, ______ no (if yes, where, when, how long and what did you study?) 

B.  Please list list the names of two persons writing your recommendations:  

  1. _________________________ 
  2. _________________________ 


Location _________________________ Dates _______________________
Name of Specific Program ________________________________________
Have you applied for this program?  ________ yes______ no

Have you been accepted? ______ yes, ______ no 

List the courses that you plan to take.

D. The Ruth Miller Lanford Memorial Fellowship is based on academic merit. Please write an essay of 500 words in which you demonstrate your academic excellence. Also, please include how your study abroad plans may be affected if you do not receive a Lanford grant. 



Estimate your expenses for:        

Tuition and Fees ____________________
Transportation _____________________
Room and Board ____________________
Total ___________________


Resident: __________ Virginia  __________ Out-of-State
Financial Aid at VMI _________Yes _________ No
Type: __________Scholarship (Check all that apply)
______ Merit Scholarship
______ Institute Scholars Program
______ State Cadet
______ Departmental
______ College Work Study
______Athletic Scholarship in ______________________________
______Student Loan
______Bank Loan
Printed name of applicant________________________

F. Click here for recommendation forms