Institute Awards

Numerous awards recognizing the accomplishments of cadets are presented. Awards are provided by civic groups and the Institute, as well as the ROTC components.

The May 2021 Institute Awards Ceremony is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. in Foster Stadium and will be available via livestream on this page.

The Institute Awards Convocation is an important event to announce the recipients of the Institute Professor Awards, the VMI Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, the VMI Corps of Cadets Faculty Mentor Award, the VMI Distinguished Service Awards, the Pendleton Distinguished Coaching Award, the Matthew Fontaine Maury and Wilbur S. Hinman, Jr. Research Awards, the Faculty Scholarships for Merit and many others.

All persons attending should be seated 15 minutes before the start.


Fully vaccinated attendees do not need to wear a mask. Others must wear face coverings. Social distancing is still in effect per the governor's orders.