News for Parents

Parents Weekend

Parents Weekend is a special event held during October. It provides an opportunity for Parents to meet and mingle with teachers, staff and administrators. This is also a great opportunity to see your son and see him participate in the first parade of the year.  We hope you will come out and join us for this special weekend.


Friday 17 October 2014

3:00PM - 5:00PM Parent-Teacher Conferences in classrooms for Upper and Middle School (Upper School meetings are by appointment only).

6:30PM - 8:30PM Parents Association Dinner in the Estes Dining Hall (business casual attire) This is a great chance to mingle with teachers and other parents. There will be no cost to attend. Cadets are not permitted to attend.

Saturday 18 October

8:00AM-11:00AM Middle School Parent-Teacher conferences continue in the Middle School Academic Building. Light refreshments will be provided.

8:30AM-9:00AM Upper School College Application Seminar for Junior and Senior Parents in Chapel.

9:00AM- 11:00AM Upper School parents and grandparents gather in the Estes Center to meet and mingle with teachers, advisors and staff. Light refreshments will be provided.  Upper School parents may also visit the barracks during this time

10:00AM-11:30AM Academy Museum will be open.

11:30AM First Call for parade formation

11:45AM Parade

12:30PM-1:30PM Lunch in the Dining Hall is provided for cadets' parents/guardians and grandparents. meal tickets for other family members may be purchased in the Estes Dining Hall ($9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 9 years of age)

9:30PM TAPS Middle School

10:00PM TAPS Upper School



Leave: A special leave will be permitted only for cadets who can leave and return to campus with their parents or the parents of another cadet who have invited them.  Cadets in the Middle School signed our for leave must return to campus by 7:00PM Monday October 20th. Upper School cadets must return to campus by 7:30PM on Monday October 20th.  All leave checkouts start immediately following the parade on Saturday, October 18th.

Day Passes: Day passes are available on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday and Monday as follows:

Upper School: Saturday 18 October - after parade until 9:30PM

Sunday 19 October - 10:00AM until 9:30PM

Monday 20 October - 9:00 AM until 6:30PM

Middle School: Saturday 18 October - after parade until 9:00PM

Sunday 19 October - 10:00AM until 9:00PM

Monday 20 October - 9:00AM until 7:00PM



FUMA's Famous Peanuts  a favorite a Parents Weekend for many years, are once again on sale. At $10 per bag they make perfect Christmas gifts.

Again this Year! Life Touch Studios will be on campus to take family photos. They will be located on the lawn beside the chapel. Photo times will be between 9:00AM - 1:00PM. If we have inclement weather, an indoor photo site will be provided.

Accommodations can be made at the Best Western at Zion Crossroads (540-832-1700) or in Charlottesville or Richmond if you are planning on staying over.

FUMA is a smoke free environment. Please do not bring pets on campus.

Information for Parents

Parents Association 2014-2015

Please visit our Parents Assocation page to learn more and help support speical activities and scholarships at Fork Union Military Academy.

Laura Luniewski, Associate Director of Development Operations, is the FUMA contact for the Parents Association, and she can be reached at (434) 842-4370 or

BGAV Scholarship Grants Available

There are funds available for students from cooperating churches of the Baptist General Association of Virginia who need aid in financing their education at Fork Union Military Academy for the upcoming academic year.  The awards are open for application now and range up to $1,000 per student per year.  These funds are grants from Virginia Baptists and do not have to be repaid.  The BGAV uses the following criteria to evaluate each applicant: financial need, Christian service, community service, character, and demonstrated leadership. 

Applications on behalf of Fork Union Military Academy cadets have been well-received in the past, and we hope that a number of our cadet families will apply for 2013-2014.  The online application process for Academy Scholarships is available at

If you need assistance or information, please contact Alicia Parker at the BGAV at 1-800-255-2428, ext. 6225.  Scholarship opportunities are also available for Virginia Baptist cadets who are graduating from Fork Union Military Academy and will be attending college next year.  Please check deadlines and criteria for all Virginia Baptist scholarships online at

All completed applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline in order to be considered for an award.  The deadline for BGAV Achievement Scholarships for BGAV Academies (for students attending Fork Union) is October 1, 2013.  The deadline for BGAV Achievement Scholarships or BGAV Ministerial Educations (for college-bound students) is April 1, 2014.