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).
Additional scholarship opportunities include:
SMART offers scholarships to under graduate, master’s, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for excelling in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Students are also provided opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles following graduation.
Virginia Scholarships Virginia Scholarships
The J.T. – Minnie Maude Charitable Trust
(“Trust”) was founded to provide financial assistance for the pursuit of higher education to deserving U.S. citizens who currently reside in and who have resided in the Virginia counties of Halifax, Henry, Pittsylvania and the North Carolina counties of Caswell and Rockingham (including all towns or cities located within these 5 counties), for a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months at the time of application.
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and promise, financial need, and other related selection criteria. Award amounts will vary, up to and including a possible full scholarship.
Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Scholarships
The Granville P. Meade Scholarship
provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund provides scholarship awards to worthy and needy Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.
Lee-Jackson Scholarships are given by the Lee-Jackson Foundation
(outside resource) of Charlottesville, Virginia, for outstanding essays which demonstrate an appreciation of the exemplary character and soldierly virtues of Generals Lee and Jackson. One $10,000, eight $2,000, and eighteen $1,000 college scholarships are available to Virginia high school juniors and seniors.Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships
provide financial assistance to students who have achieved academically and show promise of continued outstanding academic achievement. Graduating seniors of public and private secondary schools, and those who have the equivalent of a high school diploma, are eligible for the Byrd Honors Scholarship Program. The applicants must have demonstrated and show promise of continued outstanding academic achievement.