Scholarships and Awards

Qualified cadets receive full-tuition and fees. A prospective student can be awarded a scholarship for tuition, stipend, and book fees worth up to $160,000 over the course of a four year college career. The University of Richmond Spider Battalion provides two through four-year scholarships that cover the entire cost of tuition and fees at the host and partnership schools. In addition to the scholarship, contracted cadets receive a stipend of between $300 and $500 a month, and $1200 per year, to defray the cost of books. Additional information on the four-year scholarship, as well as the application, is available on the Army ROTC Web site.

The University of Richmond also provides additional financial support to our cadets:

The Vernon W. and Elsie Eldridge Satterwhite Memorial Scholarship

$45,000 worth of merit scholarships per year

The Satterwhite Scholarship is an endowed scholarship, meaning it is a permanent source of funding and the amount to be awarded each year is determined by the University’s spending policy for such scholarships. It was established by Vernon and Elsie’s son, William Eldridge Satterwhite, a World War II veteran who attended the University of Richmond after his wartime service. Vernon Washington Satterwhite was also a veteran, serving in the Navy during World War I.

The Satterwhite scholarship was first awarded in the 2006-07 academic year, after the death of William Satterwhite. Recipients of the scholarship must be ROTC cadets. The scholarship may be awarded to entering students or currently enrolled students, and the amount of the scholarship may be awarded to one recipient, or smaller awards may be made to several recipients.

The Robert L. Fergusson Scholarship

$30,000 worth of merit scholarships per year

The Robert Fergusson Memorial Scholarship, in memory of First Lt. Robert C.L. Fergusson, U.S. Army, Class of 1966, was established in 2014 by the estate of his mother Charlotte Lawrence Fergusson. The scholarship is to be awarded at the discretion of the Professor of Military Science to one or more full time University of Richmond students who are active students in Military Science classes or who are contracted members of the US Army ROTC.

On-Campus Scholarships

If you missed out on the scholarship opportunity in high school, on-campus scholarships are available for students currently enrolled in college. If you don't think active duty following college is right for you, scholarship money is also available through a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) path to commissioning. This option allows you to serve in the Army Reserve or National Guard, while holding a regular civilian job.

Longwood University also provides room and board scholarships totaling $30,000 per year.