Provide Opportunity

Making VMI possible. The VMI education provides a sound academic preparation for professional success and the skills and values for principled and purposeful leadership; it also instills in cadets a sense of duty to community and country.

Whether athletic or academic, scholarships provide young people the opportunity to experience VMI’s remarkable education and, through it, prepare themselves for lives of leadership, service, and success – pursuing their dreams the VMI way.

Additional funds are needed for VMI scholarships, which enable the Institute to attract high-achieving young people and to reward cadets who are excelling, as well as ensure that a VMI degree is accessible to students of diverse economic means.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are highly sought after in the competitive marketplace of college admission and retention, offering academically talented and intellectually curious students the opportunity to become scholar-cadets.

Need-Based Scholarships

Ensuring that a lack of money never prevents a deserving young person from attending VMI is one of the Institute’s biggest challenges and greatest desires, requiring significant private support.


Athletic Scholarships

Grant-in-aid support makes it possible for cadet-athletes to proudly participate in the highest level of intercollegiate athletic competition while dedicating themselves to academic and leadership lives of distinction at VMI.

ROTC and Commissioning Scholarships

These scholarships help the Institute attract, retain, and reward the young people who perpetuate its proud citizen-soldier tradition.