University description (as per official university website)
Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute is the nation's first state military college. The Institute is a four-year undergraduate college awarding B.A. and B.S. degrees.
Located in historic Lexington, Virginia, The campus, referred to as "the Post," sits on 134 acres, 12 of which are designated as a National Historic District.
VMI's Academic Program offers a rigorous curriculum that produces educated and internationally engaged citizens of character. It includes a broad four-year core curriculum and fourteen nationally recognized majors in engineering, science, liberal arts, and social sciences.
The curriculum offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduate research, foreign study, internships, and participation in activities sponsored by the Institute Writing Program. The Institute Honors Program presents special challanges and rewards for VMI's most academically outstanding cadets.
The faculty, 96% of whom hold Ph.D.s, are renowned for teaching excellence, mentorship of students, scholarly engagement and expertise, commitment to service, and encouragement of undergraduate research. Small class sizes enable faculty to interact closely with cadets both inside and outside of the classroom.
Economics and Business
Modern Languages and Cultures
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Physics and Astronomy
English and Fine Arts
Psychology and Philosophy
VMI offers a variety of privately endowed scholarships administered by the Financial Aid Office. In most cases, students do not need to complete a separate application form, but are considered automatically when they complete the VMI Financial Aid Application and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Awarded on the basis of academic and personal achievment.
Please visit this link for a list of our Merit Scholarship Program donors.
Can be applied to through their respective branches.
Not offered directly through VMI Financial Aid.
Comprehensive List of scholarships
Institutional funds constitute the greatest portion of scholarship aid to cadets. These include endowed funds and annual gifts provided by alumni and friends of the Institute which enable VMI to maintain a comprehensive financial aid program.