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Army ROTC High School Scholarship Program (with link to scholarship application)

On Campus Scholarships

Your Commitment to ROTC and the Army

 


 

Army ROTC High School Scholarship Program

The Army ROTC high school scholarship program is designed for students graduating high school. Students are awarded Army ROTC scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process. The selection is not just based on academics but also incorporates athletics and leadership positions held.

 

The ROTC scholarship benefit package provides current tuition and fees or a flat rate of $10,000 for room and board per academic year. In addition to tuition and mandatory fees, a book allowance of $1,200 per year is provided.

 

Click here for the High School Scholarship Application

 

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When to Apply

The application window for the High School Scholarship Program opens in June immediately following a student's junior year in high school and closes the first week of January of the following year. Board packets must be complete to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded three times; early board in October, mid-board in January, and final board in March.

 

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General Eligibility Requirements:

Selection of scholarship finalists is based on

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be 17 years of age by October 1 of your freshman year and younger than 23 on June 30 of that year. (In addition, you must not reach your 30th birthday by June 30 of the year in which you will graduate from college and receive your commission.)
  • Have no moral obligation or personal conviction that will prevent you from “Supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” or conscientiously bearing arms.
  • Satisfactorily explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.
  • Receive a minimum SAT score of 1000 or an ACT composite score of 19.
  • Agree to accept a commission in the United States Army.
  • Meet required physical standards.
  • Be a high school graduate or have an equivalent certificate before September of your college freshman year. If you are taking or have taken college courses, you must be considered a beginning freshman and have four academic years remaining for a baccalaureate degree upon enrollment in the fall of your college freshman year

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On-Campus Scholarships

If you missed the scholarship opportunity in high school, there are still 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 current tuition and fees or a flat rate of $10,000 for room and board per academic year. In addition to tuition and mandatory fees, a book allowance of $1,200 per year is provided.

 

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When to Apply

You must be a college freshman or sophomore to apply for a Campus Based Scholarship. You must take military science classes and contract with the ROTC program in order to receive scholarship benefits. On campus scholarship boards are held every semester. Contact the ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer, Mr William Huber, at 731-298-1583 for more details.

 

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General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be 17 years of age by October 1 of your freshman year and younger than 23 on June 30 of that year. (In addition, you must not reach your 30th birthday by June 30 of the year in which you will graduate from college and receive your commission.)
  • Have no moral obligation or personal conviction that will prevent you from “Supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” or conscientiously bearing arms.
  • Satisfactorily explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Agree to accept a commission in the United States Army.
  • Meet required physical standards.

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Your Commitment to ROTC and the Army

As a scholarship recipient, you must contract with the ROTC program. As part of that contract you agree to take an ROTC class each semester, maintain your height and weight within Army standards, meet minimum physical fitness standards and pass an Army physical fitness test each semester, maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, attend Advanced Camp in the summer between junior and senior year, and accept a commission upon graduation into the Active Army, Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve.

 

Your Obligations

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.

 

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:

  • Serving on active duty, if selected, for four years followed by service in the Army National Guard (ARNG) or United States Army Reserve (USAR) or the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) for the remainder of the 8-year obligation.
  • Serving eight years in an ARNG or USAR Troop Program Unit which includes a 3 - 6 month active duty period for initial training.

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