FMS Earns Most ROTC Scholarships in 4th Brigade

Fishburne Military School Wins Most ROTC Scholarships of all Mid-Atlantic JROTC Programs

Waynesboro, VA — Fishburne Military School’s Class of 2017 consists of only 44 students but has just claimed the most ROTC Scholarships of any school in US ArmyFishburne Military School Cadet Earns Army Scholarship: file photo (5/2015) JROTC’s 4th Brigade.

Representing 318 schools from West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia, 4th Brigade is made up of over 3000 JROTC Cadets.

“Competition is stiff for these scholarships,” noted Fishburne Military School’s Senior Army Instructor, LTC Robert Hunt, USA(Ret.). “Our young men work hard and they prove, year after year, that opportunities like this can be won at a small, traditional school like Fishburne. You don’t have to have the biggest program to make the most noise, you just have to strive to be the best…that’s an important lesson that our Cadets learn in FMS JROTC.”

As a testament to their hard work and the succes of the FMS program, seven Fishburne Military School Seniors earned US Army ROTC Scholarships for college…”that’s more than any other school within 4th Brigade has earned,” Hunt explained.

Taken as a group, the seven Fishburne Military School seniors account for nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in scholarship awards among their classmates.

“I think you’ll find some VERY relieved parents and cadets today,” Hunt laughs. “The truth is, these young men took the opportunities presented to them at Fishburne and have made the absolute most of them. Their parents made an investment in their high-school education and now that investment is paying off in real terms…not only did these young men get themselves accepted to some outstanding colleges, but their performance at FMS is helping to pay the way.”


Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command. For more information visit