The Army Department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) has a partnership agreement with Washington and Lee University for students interested in participating in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). W&L students attend Army ROTC military science classes at VMI once a week for classroom and lab instruction. Students receive college credit and these courses are free of charge. Those desiring to pursue a commission and who meet all eligibility criteria can enter the United States Army as a commissioned officer immediately upon graduation.
Two, three, and four year ROTC scholarships may be available. Currently, scholarships cover tuition and books plus a significant stipend. New G.I. Bill benefits are also available to Army veterans.
For high school students, you can apply for an Army ROTC scholarship between July and December 1st of your senior year at http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.jsp.
For additional information contact Captain Brandon Bissell at 540.464.7187 or visit the VMI Army ROTC Website, http://www.vmi.edu/army.