The first day of classes at The Citadel is an important day for members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, but it was especially important to three Ukrainian cadet-recruits.
The Class of 2026 is the first to include cadet-recruits from Ukraine.
“As an independent nation, Ukraine is only 31 years old,” retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Glenn Walters, ’79, president of The Citadel. “When established, the nation had already had a long cultural history and identity, but we want to ensure it also has a long, politically independent history. We announced The
Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship for this exact reason—to help prepare the future leaders of Ukraine, either for the armed services or civilian life.”
Thanks to generous donations through The Citadel Foundation and The Citadel Alumni Association, the college is able to offer three scholarships to Ukrainian students to teach them how to lead and serve according to The Citadel’s unique leader development model.