Thanks to our generous alumni, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets can offer many scholarships to its cadets. Scholarships from the Corps do not require a military commitment.

For more information about other financial aid opportunities, please see Virginia Tech Financial Aid.

Emerging Leader Scholarship

Effective Fall 2016

WHAT IS PROVIDED? 
For in-state cadets awarded this scholarship, the Emerging Leader Scholarship provides $8,000 over the four years of college. Out-of-state cadets awarded the Emerging Leader Scholarship receive $12,000 over four years.

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ELS recipients must, by the beginning of the junior year and each following semester, meet Corps physical fitness standards and must have attained at least a cumulative 2.5 grade-point average to continue the scholarship. ELS recipients must also understand that it may be suspended or lost as a result of disciplinary action, and that departure prior to the end of the semester will result in the entire semester’s amount being revoked.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 
All students admitted to Virginia Tech as cadets are considered. The applicant must be offered and accept admission to Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Applicants must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate Virginia Tech as a recipient institution (VT Code is 0003754). The FAFSA is available in most school guidance offices and can be filed electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is required regardless of financial need and must be filed annually to keep the scholarship in force.

HOW MANY ARE AWARDED? 
More than 200 incoming cadets will be offered the Emerging Leader Scholarship each year.

HOW IS THE SCHOLARSHIP DECIDED? 
The scholarship is awarded based upon merit. We are looking for well-rounded cadets with a desire to become leaders. Awardees typically have "A" grade-point averages or above and SAT scores of 1250 (critical reading and math) or better. These academic standards are usually matched by evidence of leadership potential such as involvement in student government, athletics, scouting, JROTC, or work and other extracurricular experiences.

HOW DO I APPLY? 
There is NOT a separate application for the Emerging Leader Scholarship! Submission of your Virginia Tech application as a cadet applicant ensures you will be considered. Make sure you have met the criterion listed above and indicate you wish to enroll as a cadet in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets when completing the application for admission. 

 

*The Emerging Leader Scholarship may be reduced if, when added to other scholarships being received, total benefits exceed the total cost of attendance (as defined by Financial Aid, usually including tuition, fees, books, room & board, and semester transportation to/from school).



 

Band Stipend

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 
High school seniors and transfer students who enter Virginia Tech as members of the Corps of Cadets and Regimental Band. Appropriate musical and/or marching band experience is required.

WHAT IS PROVIDED? 
Up to 60 cadets can be selected to receive $1,000 during the first year ($500 each semester) in the Highty-Tighty Regimental Band, subject to continuing in good standing in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Regimental Band.

HOW MANY ARE AWARDED? 
Dependent on funding, up to 60 may be awarded each year.

HOW IS THE SCHOLARSHIP DECIDED? 
The band director will interview each prospective band member. Based upon that interview an audition may be scheduled or waived.

HOW DO I APPLY? 
Apply for admission to Virginia Tech as a "cadet" student and contact the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets to indicate your interest in the band.


 

 

Commandant's Scholarships

Once you complete your freshmen year as a cadet, you are eligible to compete for additional scholarships through the generous gifts of Corps Alumni. These rewards range from $1,000 to $3,000 annually.

All cadets are eligible for a Commandant's scholarship, and they are awarded based on need.


 

 

ROTC Scholarships

The ROTC programs at Virginia Tech are extremely competitive, but there are opportunities for 4-year, 3-year, 3.5-year, and 2-year scholarships from each ROTC program on campus. For information regarding a particular ROTC Program, please visit the national ROTC Scholarship sites: