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W&M ROTC Project GO

Scholarships for ROTC students to study critical languages domestically and abroad.

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Project GO (Global Officers) is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. 
 Benefits to participating in Project GO language programs:
  • Scholarships for critical language study domestically and abroad over the summer in 11 different languages/ W&M offers Russian and Chinese
  • Open to both Contracted and Non-Contracted Army, Air Force, and Navy/Marine Cadets/Midshipmen
  • No additional service obligation
  • Qualify for language proficiency bonus pay (*Check with your commanding officer)
  • Earn Order of Merit List (OML) points for the Accessions. Become more competitive for Active-Duty selection, Job and Duty Station (Army).
  • Open pathways to new career opportunities that require language and area studies
  • Earn university credits, improve language proficiency, and fulfill language requirements

Project GO Scholarships provide funding for:

Tuition and Fees                                      Room and Board
Travel to/from Study Location               Books
Program-related Excursions                  Insurance/VISA
W&M Project GO Programs

The Global Education Office and Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at William & Mary offer Project GO scholarships to ROTC students to study Chinese-Mandarin and Russian at overseas and domestic locations. Learn more about the summer intensive programs by navigating to the language program.

Russian Language Program (Study Abroad)
 Russian Language Program (Domestic)
Vilnius, Lithuania
William & Mary Campus 
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Chinese-Mandarin (Study Abroad)
Other Language Options
*W&M Program not running in 2024; anticipated 2025.
Online Information Sessions

William & Mary will host Project GO Information sessions on the below dates.  Topics include -  general Project GO Information, past student participants will discuss their experiences, an Application Q&A session, and will provide additional details for the William & Mary programs.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 12:00 PM EST - Registration Link

Thursday, November 9, 2023 7:00 PM EST - Registration Link 

Monday, December 4, 2023 2:00 PM EST - Registration Link

Friday, January 5, 2024 1:00 PM EST - Registration Link

Project GO Military Career & Mentoring Webinar

The Defense Language & National Security Education Office and the Institute of International Education will be hosting a webinar with representatives of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps to discuss language and culture opportunities and career fields in the Military Services.

Thursday, October 12, 2023 2:30 PM EST - Registration Link

Application Dates and Deadlines

Students must apply using the National Project GO Application.  

 Apply Here

  • Overseas Application 2024: Opens 2 October 2023
  • Application Deadline: 18 January 2024
  • Applicant Notification:  20 February 2024
  • Domestic Application 2024: Open 2 October, 2023
  • Application Deadline:  27 February 2024
  • Applicant Notification:  18 March 2024

Contact Susan Manion, W&M Project GO Coordinator                                       
Phone:  757-221-4847
Schedule Virtual advising session at