Cadets celebrating at graduation ceremony

Strengthen Academics

Change cadet lives by expanding their horizons through scholarships and support for academic excellence.

Academics with Brig. Gen. Robert Moreschi


Why Academics?

Private support bolsters faculty development, fosters innovative courses, develops first-rate facilities, and provides cadets with a strong grounding in leadership – advancing and enhancing VMI’s distinctive academic program.


Recruiting, retaining and recognizing academic pacesetters with merit scholarships and providing opportunity with need-based scholarships offers cadets the opportunity to embrace academic rigor
coupled with a commitment to honor, duty and professionalism.

Preston Library and Archives

The Friends of Preston Library Fund provides resources to VMI’s hub of research and study. The library is also home to the VMI Archives, the repository of the Institute’s historic records.

The Center for Leadership and Ethics

The CLE programming prepares cadets for honorable and purposeful leadership.

Undergrad Research

Cadets have the option to join a professor from any academic division in an area of research focus, or cadets may propose a personalized research.

Professorships and Chairs

Professorships and chairs ensure VMI’s ability to recruit, retain and reward a faculty renowned for its intellectual rigor, mentorship and academic relevance. It is an opportunity to recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves by their wise stewardship and evolution of the academic program for which they are responsible.

Meet Annika Tice ’19

Annika Tice ’19 set her goals high on a meaningful college experience, focusing on things that mattered – her education, her involvement in school activities and her commitment to be a person who made a difference. Raised by her grandparents, Tice played a major part in raising her siblings while juggling a busy high school career.

Soon, Tice pursued application at VMI, and she was ready to embrace all that the VMI experience has to offer. She wanted to base her future on something that is far beyond ordinary. “I am so grateful to be able to attend the Virginia Military Institute.”

She didn’t get here alone. She was supported by alumni across this nation who, just like you, understand the value of giving back to the Institute to help someone else make their dreams happen. As an Institute Scholar, Tice was supported from one of VMI’s most flexible funding streams, the VMI Foundation Fund, where Institute leadership can react to opportunities such as supporting a stellar cadet like Tice.

Academic and Corps Highlights

  • First female cadet to be elected by her peers to the honor court
  • Institute Scholar
  • Held rank as a leader in the Corps of Cadets
  • Omicron Delta Kappa vice president

Annika Rice writing in notebook at desk

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