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Skull and Swords

Skull and Swords Scholarship and Emergency Assistance Fund

Originally formed in 1921, Skull and Swords, through its generous alumni, remains dedicated to supporting the traditions and ideals of Norwich University. While no longer active on campus, alumni members carry out this legacy through providing scholarships and emergency assistance to help develop the next generation of our nation’s leaders either in the military or in our communities.

 Give to Skull and Swords Emergency Fund

We support Cadets in two ways:
through scholarships and with an emergency fund.  

Our organization was made aware of an unmet need for students facing unexpected or emergency situations during their senior year. While we continue to award scholarships each year through our current endowment, we have shifted our focus to include a new Emergency Fund geared towards emergency assistance. The fund is designed to help: 

Students who are members of the Corps of Cadets in their final year before graduation who show a true emergency in paying Norwich University tuition and room/board costs after normal financial aid has been exhausted.

We believe this new effort aligns with our mission to help cadets in time of need or crisis. We foresee a balanced effort between awarding scholarships based upon financial need, character, leadership, and academic accomplishment and awarding emergency assistance, as needed, to those in crisis through our Emergency Fund.

—Meet Scholarship Donors—

The Skull and Swords Scholarship was founded with the primary objective of preserving the traditions, high standards, and positive reputation of Norwich through the awarding of scholarships to senior Norwich Cadets.

See the Skull and Swords Donor Roll


Robert Joseph Arnold '90 aka “BA” & “Bubba” (L); Vincent T. McDermott '90, @ NU and present, (R)
See Skull and Swords Donor Spotlight Stories

 Give to Skull and Swords Emergency Fund