Prospective Scholars

You fit into this category if you are in the process of applying to colleges, if you are a first semester first-year U.Va student interested in becoming a Rodman Scholar through the Mid-Year Application Process, or if you have already received a letter of acceptance into the Rodman Scholars Program. We would like to help you figure out who we are and what we will be doing to augment your engineering undergraduate experience at the University of Virginia.

All high school seniors applying to UVA's engineering school are automatically considered for the Rodman Program. There is no supplemental application or interview process to become a Rodman as a rising first year. The top 5% of the incoming class are offered a spot within the Rodman program. The evaluation process is holistic and focuses on passion and potential for leadership within the field of engineering as well as academic excellence.

Who We Are

For a little background about the program, try the history page. To learn about current Rodmans and what they are doing, visit the Rodman Council page or the Current Scholars page. Feel free to email any Scholars or our director, Professor Dana Elzey, to ask questions about what Rodmans are involved in or general questions about the people in our program.

What We Do

The goal of our program is to enhance the experience of a select group of undergraduate engineers here at U.Va through priority registration, special courses, seminars, and opportunities, and fun social events that create lasting bonds with fellow scholars. Read through our General FAQ page for details about these benefits, and visit our Rodman Council and news pages to get an idea of what we are working on as a program.

We encourage you to explore our website, and do not hesitate to use the contact information provided for selected members of the Rodman Council or faculty advisors.