The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), established on Grounds in 1948, offers a general military science curriculum that provides eligible students the opportunity to become commissioned officers in the United States Army while completing undergraduate or graduate studies.
Department of Military Science
University of Virginia
Astronomy Bldg, Room 110
530 McCormick Road
P.O. Box 400782
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4782
Qualified cadets enroll in one military science class and leadership laboratory each semester. Cadets attend a four-week leadership training camp during the summer between their third and fourth years. With the instructor’s permission, students not enrolled in Army ROTC may take the MISC 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020 military science classes as electives. These students are not cadets and are not required to participate in the “Applied Military Leadership” courses (the MISC xxx5 Labs).
Internship Program Second-year, transfer, and graduate students who were unable to take ROTC during the first two years of college may be eligible for a compressed program. These students complete a four-week summer internship at Fort Knox, Kentucky. During attendance, they are provided transportation, food, lodging, and cadet pay. They may also compete for two-year scholarships.
Scholarship Programs Merit-based financial assistance is offered to qualified students through two-, three-, and four-year scholarships for tuition assistance, $600 each semester for books and equipment, and a monthly stipend during the school year. Stipends vary by academic year and are awarded based on the following schedule: first year, $300; second year, $350; third year, $450; and fourth year, $500. Students may apply during their junior or senior years of high school and their first or second years of college. Scholarship recipients and contracted cadets incur a military service obligation.