Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets has been developing leaders for the future since 1872 and is currently one of the nation’s six premier senior military colleges. It is one of only two that provide a full-time military school within a large public university. And because great organizations are looking to hire graduates who are purpose driven, have a strong work ethic, and who value service, the Corps of Cadets continues to be an exceptional option for students.
The Corps of Cadets’ mission is to graduate leader with exemplary character and the highest standards of honor and integrity. Cadets spend four years in a military structure assuming increasing levels of responsibility and immersed in a leadership and ethics curriculum that forges graduates equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to become effective leaders in the military, as well as in the public and private sector. Virginia Tech offers ROTC programs with the Army, Navy / Marine Option, and the Air Force, as well as an array of scholarship opportunities, most of which pay tuition, fees, an amount towards books, and a monthly stipend of up to $500 per month.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
In addition, the Emerging Leader Scholarship is annually awarded to the first 100 in-state ($2,000 per year) and the first 100 out-of-state ($3,000 per year) cadets who accept their offer of admission from Virginia Tech, whether or not the student enrolls in ROTC. The scholarship is renewable for four years if the student maintains a 2.5 GPA, passes the physical fitness test by their junior year, and does not have disciplinary problems.
CIVILIAN LEADER TRACK
The Corps also offers a Civilian Leader Track designed to prepare students to be successful leaders and to excel in the public or private sector. Civil Leader Track cadets do not incur a military obligation after graduation and do not have to pass the DODMERB physical for admittance. Can you imagine the reaction to your resume if you could say that you led 950 cadets while in college?
If you think you have what it takes to succeed in the Corps of Cadets, sign up online to spend a night with the Corps at www.vtcc.vt.edu.