First, congrats on admission to Maryland and direct admission to Clark Engineering!
I believe the program you are referencing is Virtus, not Victus, and it is open for all direct admit engineering students. Admission to Virtus is done through application, and you have until April 1st to apply.
It is a 2-year living-learning program for male engineering students (modeled after the FLEXUS living-learning program for female engineering students). Space is limited and you cannot participate in both Global and Virtus - it’s one or the other. Your son (assumed based on mention of Virtus as opposed to Flexus) can apply here: go.umd.edu/wieLLPapp
For more info about Virtus here: https://eng.umd.edu/women/undergraduate/communities/virtus
Scholars is by invitation but students can nominate themselves, but again, can not be done in addition to Virtus - it’s one or the other. After the May 1st commitment date, IF there are spots open in scholars, then self-nominated applicants are considered. The form for self-nomination is found here: https://scholars.umd.edu/invited-students/self-nomination.
You can read my perspective, for what it’s worth here: