4 year Scholarships (with Link to Scholarship application)
If you missed the scholarship opportunity in high school, there are still thousands of ROTC scholarships available on campus. Two and three-year scholarships are awarded based strictly on merit, to the most outstanding students who apply.
The ROTC scholarship benefit package provides up to $16,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees to selected applicants. In addition to tuition and mandatory fees, a book allowance of $450 per year is provided.
You must be a college freshman or sophomore to apply for a Campus Based Scholarship and you must take military science classes. [TOP]
Applications are available from March of your high school junior year to November 1 of your senior year. For regular cycle consideration, your application must be completed and mailed before November 15 of your senior year. Winners are notified on March 1.
We also offer an early-acceptance option. The application is due by July 15, and winners are notified by October 15. The application due date is April 1 for students pursuing a career in nursing.
Those applicants not selected for the “Early Decision” will automatically be considered for the “Regular Decision” competition. Early decision applicants may submit updates to their applications any time prior to December 15. Only a few scholarships are awarded under the “Early Decision” option.
For On Campus scholarships for freshmen and sophomores, application information is available through your Military Science instructors. [TOP]
The Army ROTC 4-year scholarship program is available to students who have graduated from high school or possess an equivalent certificate prior to starting college. Students are awarded Army ROTC scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process. In keeping with high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for scholastic as well as extracurricular accomplishment, and not on the basis of financial need. Information about previous scholarship recipients is available.
For a four-year scholarship–
As a winner of a four-year scholarship, you're required to take an ROTC class, which demands no more than a few hours of your time each week. Scholarship students lead essentially the same life as other college students. You may pursue any course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree and you may engage in any activity that does not interfere with your ROTC requirements – which include prescribed Military Science courses, participation in scheduled drill periods, and completion of the ROTC Advanced Camp between your junior and senior years. Upon graduation, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full time in the Active Army, or part time in either the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve.
You must sign a contract with the Secretary of the Army. If you are 17 years of age when you enroll, your parents or guardian must also sign this contract. If you are 18 or older, only your signature is required. This contract contains a requirement to repay the United States government for all financial aid received if, after you begin your sophomore year, you fail to comply with the terms of the contract. This repayment may be monetary or in the form of enlisted service. The choice rests with the Army and not the scholarship cadet.
You must enlist in the Army Reserve for a period of eight years. You must be 17 years of age by the time of enrollment in order to sign an enlistment contract.
You must enroll in the university listed, and pursue the academic discipline identified, in your selection letter.
As a nurse scholarship recipient, you must attend the Partnership In Nursing Education (PNE) school named in your announcement letter.
Attend the ROTC Advanced Camp, normally between your junior and senior years of college.
You must accept a commission as either an active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard officer upon completion of the required academic and ROTC courses.
You must serve in the military for a combined period of eight years This may be fulfilled by:
Selection of scholarship finalists is based on
Army ROTC Blackboard