Scholarship donor with cadets

Provide Opportunity - Scholarships and Aid

Provide a future leader with a foundation built from the VMI experience.

Financial Aid with Lt. Col. Shannan Eskam


Why Scholarships?

Whether athletic or academic, scholarships offer cadets the opportunity to embrace academic rigor coupled with a commitment to honor, duty, and professionalism.

The Corps of Cadets is made up of students from diverse economic backgrounds who share the willingness to face the challenge of a VMI education. Whether receiving financial awards based on need, athletic prowess, academic merit, or military service through ROTC, some 87% receive aid.

A VMI cadet looking through a microscope

The gift of a scholarship ensures that dedicated cadets can focus on their education and continue to be shaped by the entire VMI experience.


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 – and requires significant private support.


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 lives of academic and leadership distinction at VMI.


Merit scholarships help VMI attract and retain academically talented and intellectually curious students who help elevate the academic experience of all cadets. These scholarships are highly sought after in the competitive marketplace of college admission and retention

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