Scholarship applications are closed for the 2024-25 school year.

The scholarship effort of the AMA Alumni Foundation is the mechanism by which our descendants can know of the life and times at AMA.  It is something that we can establish as a living legacy to our ancestors, a legacy for us and for those who will live beyond our time.

The AMA Alumni Foundation, Inc. has established AMA LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS to directly support post-secondary education for the descendants of former cadets of the Augusta Military Academy.  Scholarships vary in both number and amount from year to year, depending on the donations received and specified to be used for scholarships.  Over the past years, the number of scholarships awarded in a single year has varied from one to eight.  The amount of the scholarships has varied from $1,000 to $2,000 each.  The number and amount of scholarships are determined each year by the Directors, depending on the dedicated donations received.


The Louise McVey Leonard – Robert P. Leonard Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to students attending any grade at a college or a recognized technical/vocational school for further education or training beyond high school. This scholarship has been established to benefit direct and non descendants of former AMA cadets (including deceased) who attended AMA no less than one (1) year, and to award student achievement in the following areas: academics, special talents, leadership, and community service. Unlike other scholarships, winners are not limited to a 4-year college or university program. Students may use this scholarship to further their education and training beyond high school in pursuit of their future goals at community colleges or accredited technical/trade schools as well.

Eligibility: The applicant may or may not be a direct descendant of a former cadet: child, grandchild, great-grandchild, et al. This is meant to include natural, step, or legally adopted children, grandchildren, et al, under the age of 25.

Official rules and regulations are available from the address below.  Those rules and regulations supersede any and all information published on this website.

Application and official rules and requirements may be requested from:

Augusta Military Academy Alumni Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 100
Fort Defiance, Virginia  24437-0100

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Questions may be addressed to

All applications must be returned to the address specified in the application and must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2024. The selection of the recipient of this scholarship will be made by an impartial distinguished education professional experienced in judging such awards.  Recipients will be notified before the annual 2024 Alumni Association Annual Reunion, where the winners will be formally announced.