Types of Aid

Scholarships and Grants

VMI offers both merit and need-based scholarships and grants. In most cases, applicants are considered automatically for need-based scholarships after submitting the VMI Statement of Educational Purpose and the FAFSA.

Merit scholarships, administered through the Dean's Office, require separate applications.

Merit Scholarships

ROTC & Outside Awards

ROTC scholarships are not offered directly through Virginia Military Institute, they must be applied for through their respective branches. Outside awards consist of aid from sources and agencies other than VMI.

It is incumbent upon the student to notify the Financial Aid Office of such awards.

ROTC & Outside Awards

Federal Aid

Qualified students who file the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) and the VMI Statement of Educational Purpose may qualify for a wide range of federal grant and loan options based on need.   

Federal Aid

Veterans Benefits

More information about Virginia Military Survivors/Dependents Education Program and Federal Programs available for students. 

Veterans Benefits