Kathleen Bulger-Barnett, Ph.D.

Application for Rocco Conte Mediterranean Scholarship

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 Conte Funds in the past, 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. 


A. PERSONAL INFORMATION. (Please complete and include two completed recommendation forms with your application) 

NAME _________________ CLASS ______ MAJOR __________ VMI P.O. BOX ______

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

ROTC: Army - Air Force - Navy - Marine Corps - None (circle one)

Grade Point Average: Last Semester __________ Cumulative _________

Are you a Liberal Arts major?

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)

Have you gone or studied abroad before:

_____ yes, _____ no (if yes, where, when, how long and what did you study?)


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

Please list the names of at least two persons writing your recommendations for this scholarship: 

  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.

C. The Rocco Conte Mediterranean Scholarship is based on academic merit, Corps leadership  and participation, and strength of character. It is also reserved for Liberal Arts majors first, and non-Liberal Arts majors second. It is for cadets who study in the Mediterranean. Please write an essay of 500 words in which you demonstrate your excellence in the  categories above and in which you illustrate the importance of a Liberal Arts education. Also, please indicate how your study abroad plans may be affected if you do not receive a Rocco Conte 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

_____ ROTC

_____ Bank Loan

E.  Click here for Rocco Conte recommendation forms  

 Certified _______________________________

                 Printed Name of Applicant