H-SC graduates have a long history of military service to our nation. Our graduates have served and continue to serve today around the world in defense of our nation and our way of life.

As a way of serving our men may enroll in the Army ROTC program through the University of Richmond. Army ROTC is a national leadership development program that educates and prepares highly talented college students to become Army Officers while pursuing the major of their choice with a focus on academics, campus leadership opportunities, and athletics. The ROTC program is an elective program that provides a combination of academics and hands-on activities designed to develop your leadership potential while taking you through all the required training to become an Army Officer. Upon successful completion of the program, students are commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant at graduation. Students may also compete for Army ROTC scholarships that pay full tuition, books, and a monthly stipend. These competitive scholarships, not related to family income, are awarded on academic merit, leadership potential, extracurricular involvement, and athletics. 

At a young age I had some pretty heavy responsibilities and different groups that were counting on me to deliver. That prepared me for success in the Marine Corps. Hampden-Sydney traditions have always been the base for me to fall back on: being a gentleman and serving with a sense of honor and social responsibility.

Colonel Chris Hughes ‘88, USMC-ret.

Become a Cadet

High school students who are interested in a four-year ROTC scholarship should begin the process early in the senior year by going to the United States Army's ROTC site to start the online application process. Candidates must be qualified academically, physically and medically to earn an ROTC scholarship.