VMI Study Abroad Scholarships

 VMI Scholarship applications are available online to any cadet who has a current study abroad application.  Click here to go to the application page.

The Burress International Study and Internship Fund: A recent endowment, this fund provides financial awards to Cadets engaged in international study and international internships. Guidelines for determining recipients of the Burress Fund scholarships will be determined by the Dean of the Faculty and administered jointly by the Office of International Programs and the International Programs Committee. 

The Ruth Miller Lanford Memorial Fellowship: This fund provides financial awards to Cadets pursuing special studies intended to broaden and enrich their undergraduate education. This fund has traditionally been used to support foreign study. It is administered jointly by the Office of International Programs and the International Programs Committee. Awards from this fund are based on academic merit.

The Rocco Conte Mediterranean Scholarship: This 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 and for study in the Mediterranean region.  

Other Scholarships

The Boren Scholarship: This scholarship is funded by the National Security Education Program is designed to provide American undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. Click here for Application

The Fulbright Scholar Program: The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board was established by Congress for the purpose of supervising the Fulbright Program and certain programs authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act and for the purpose of selecting students, scholars, teachers, trainees, and other persons to participate in the educational exchange programs. The Fulbright Program provides grants for Graduate Students, Scholars and Professionals, and Teachers and Administrators from the U.S. and other countries. Click here for More Information or visit the website at http://exchanges.state.gov/education/fulbright/

The Gilman International Scholarship:This program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Click here for More Information.

The Olmsted Foundation Grant: This grant provides financial assistance to commissioning ROTC cadets to travel abroad for a period of up to two weeks to a non-English speaking country. Awards from this grant are based on a combination of academic merit and leadership excellence.  For more information and to apply, click here.

Project GO (Global Officers) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students. Project GO programs focus exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, and Africa.  Project GO provides scholarships for critical language study, is open to any ROTC student, and is open to contracted or non-contracted cadets.  For more information, visit their website at www.rotcprojectgo.org

Rotary International, a global service organization of more than 1.2 million members, is the world's largest private scholarship provider.  Locally, in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia, area Rotary District 7570 annually provides several scholarships for college students.  Click here for more information and a link to the Rotary website.

The English-Speaking Union Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded annually for summer study at the University of Oxford, the International Shakespeare Globe Centre in London, or the Scottish Universities International Summer School in Edinburgh.  VMI may nominate one  Second-Class Cadet annually for this scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, scholarly or extracurricular accomplishments, and quality of character. If you are interested in being nominated for this scholarship, please see Col. David Miller in the Office of International Programs.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.  These grants are open to any undergraduate who attends VMI and has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.75.  The study abroad program must begin between: Session A - May 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015 or Session B - December 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016.  You must have applied and/or been accepted into a study abroad program and provide a letter of acceptance on official letterhead as part of your application.  Go to http://www.internationalscholarships.com/917/Phi-Kappa-Phi-Study-Abroad-Grant to access an online application a review submission instructions.