The Rodman Scholars Program is the honors program for the top 5-6% of each class in the engineering school. Students are selected for their superior academic performance and potential to become the engineering leaders of tomorrow.
Admission into the program is primarily offered for incoming first year applicants to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Applications to the program are neither required nor accepted as a part of this selection process. First year SEAS students or Echols Scholars may apply in the middle of their first semester. More details can be found on the Mid-Year Applicants page.
Rodmans come from a variety of different locations and backgrounds, but all have the the potential to do great things in their time at UVA. There is no typical Rodman scholar: some Rodmans love history, some are athletes, some are sorority/fraternity members, some have a passion for music, and some just like to build things. By living together and having similar schedules, the Rodman Scholar community tends to become very tight knit. As a result, Rodmans participate in many fun activities together, including sports, dinners, and doing physics homework until the wee hours of the morning (which may not be fun for everyone…). The sense of community and the friends you will meet are one of the best things about being a Rodman Scholar.
Please send your question to a member of Rodman Council or our Program Director, Dana Elzey. We will be happy to answer your question personally!