Army ROTC Scholarships

High School ROTC Scholarship (4-year and 3-year Advanced Designees)

This scholarship type is awarded to high school seniors who will soon graduate or obtain an equivalent certificate. Competition for these scholarships is overwhelming, as over 6000 students from across the country compete for them. Scholarships pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, for both resident and non-resident students. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance of $600 per semester (not including summer) and a monthly tax-free stipend ($300-$500) to defray the cost of living. Interested students can apply at www.goarmy.com after 1 February of your junior year in high school.

There are two types of high school scholarships: 4-year and 3-year Advanced Designee. 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship winners must satisfactorily participate in Army ROTC their freshmen year in order for their 3-year scholarship to take effect at the beginning of their sophomore year.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be at least 17 years of age by October of the semester you are entering college.
  • Must not reach 31 years of age by December 31of the year you will graduate from college.
  • If you are taking or have taken college courses you must be considered a freshman and have four academic years remaining for a baccalaureate degree upon enrollment.
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Satisfactorily explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  • Have no moral or personal conviction against bearing arms, or supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States.

Those applicants advancing to further scholarship consideration are scheduled for a medical examination with the nearest medical facility and a personal interview with the Professor of Military Science and Department Head.

Personal Interview

This interview may be conducted by telephone but is preferred to be done in person depending on the distance involved. Any travel to and from the interview is at your own expense.

Medical Examination

Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted and scheduled for a medical examination by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB). Your medical condition is not a consideration in the selection of winners; however, all winners must be medically qualified and enrolled to receive scholarship benefits. Travel to and from the medical examination is at your own expense.

Military Obligation

If you are selected for an ROTC Scholarship, you are required to:

  • Sign a contract with the Secretary of the Army.
  • Attend a 4-week Leadership Development and Assessment Course between your Junior and Senior Year.
  • Accept a Commission to serve on Army active duty, National Guard, or Army Reserves upon degree completion.
  • Serve in the military for a period of 8 years. This may be fulfilled by:
    1. Serving active duty, if selected, for 4 years followed by 4 years of service in the Inactive Ready Reserve(IRR)/National Guard/Army Reserves. Term of service begins upon arrival at Basic Officer Leadership Course.
    2. Serve 8 years in the National Guard/Army Reserves,that includes a 3-6 month active duty term for initial training. Terms of obligation begin at time of commissioning.

 

Campus Based Scholarships (2-4 year)

Campus based scholarships are offered to students who were not offered or did not apply for the High School ROTC Scholarship or Green to Gold program. These scholarships may range in length from 2-4 years. Scholarships pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, for both resident and non-resident students. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance of $600 per semester (not to include summer) and a tax-free monthly stipend of $300 - $500 to defray the cost of living. Applications are initiated by the Department of Military Science at MSU.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must not reach 31 years of age by December 31of the year you will graduate from college.
  • If you are taking or have taken college courses you must be considered an academic sophomore for the 3-Year and an academic junior for the 2-year Scholarship, and have the same number of years remaining for a baccalaureate degree upon enrollment.
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT and 19 on the ACT.
  • Satisfactory explanation of any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  • Have no moral or personal conviction against bearing arms or supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States.

Those applicants advancing to further scholarship consideration are scheduled for a medical examination and a personal or board interview

Personal or Board Interview

This interview is conducted in person at the Department of Military Science at MSU (Hamilton Hall). Any travel to and from the interview is at your own expense.

Medical Examination

Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted and scheduled for a medical examination by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB). Your medical condition is not a consideration in the selection of winners; however, all winners must be medically qualified and enrolled to receive scholarship benefits. Travel to and from examination is at your own expense.

Military Obligation

If you are selected for a National ROTC Scholarship, you are required to:

  • Sign a contract with the Secretary of the Army.
  • Attend a 4-week Leadership Development and Assessment Course between your Junior and Senior Year.
  • Accept a Commission to serve on active duty, National Guard, or Army Reserves upon degree completion.
  • Serve in the military for a period of 8 years. This may be fulfilled by:
    1. Serving active duty, if selected, for 4 years, followed by 4 years of service in the Inactive Ready Reserve(IRR)/National Guard/Army Reserves. Term of service begins upon arrival at Basic Officer Leadership Course.
    2. Serve 8 years in the National Guard/Army Reserves, that includes a 3-6 month active duty term for initial training. Terms of obligation begins at time of commissioning.

 

LTC Scholarship

You attend school in hopes of one day attaining the all-important college degree. But do you ever find yourself thirsting for more? Are you seeking additional challenges? Do you have other aspirations? Are you among the upper echelon - the elite - the select few that have the ability and drive to become leaders? Examples of others who have chosen this very path are all around you. They are your peers. They are Army ROTC Cadets - and you can join the by attending the Leader's Training Course (LTC).

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident.
  • Be between 17 and 30 years old.
  • Be enrolled in college full time in pursuit of a baccalaureate or advanced degree and have at least two years of school remaining.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Meet military medical qualification standards.
  • Have no civil convictions (unless waiver is approved).
  • Have no more than three dependents (unless waiver is approved).

Military Obligation

  • Attend a 4-week Leadership Development and Assessment Course between your Junior and Senior Year.
  • Accept a Commission to serve active duty, National Guard, or Army Reserve upon degree completion.
  • Serve in the military for a period of 8 years. This may be fulfilled by:
    1. Serving active duty, if selected, for 4 years followed by 4 years of service in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR)/National Guard/Army Reserve. Term of service begins upon arrival at Basic Officer Leadership Course.
    2. Serve 8 years in the National Guard/Army Reserves that includes a 3-6 month active duty term for initial training. Terms of obligation begins at time of commissioning.

 

Green-to-Gold Scholarship

The Green to Gold program provides selected active duty enlisted members of the Army an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC program. If you are currently on active duty and are accepted by a college or university, then you can compete for a Green to Gold scholarship. There are a variety of Green to Gold Scholarships that range widely in length and type of benefits.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen (non-waiverable).
  • Age - Be under 31 years of age on 31 December of the year you complete all requirements for a commission and a college baccalaureate degree. This is a statutory requirement and there are no waivers authorized.
  • Cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Crime.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years Active Duty as well as 3 months of active duty for every one month of specialized training (waiver can be requested).
  • GT score of 110 or greater.
  • Pass the APFT within the last 6 months with score of 180 or higher, minimum of 60 points in each event.
  • Be a High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Cumulative High School or College GPA of 2.5
  • Letter of Acceptance to School of Choice offering Army ROTC.
  • Letter of Acceptance from the Professor of Military Science of that Army ROTC Battalion.
  • Favorable National Agency Check (or have initiated the action).
  • DODMERB Medical Qualification or recent MEPS medical qualification.
  • Be eligible to Reenlist.
  • Not be a conscientious objector.
  • No more than 3 dependents including spouse (waiverable).

Military Obligation

  • Attend a 4-week Leadership Development and Assessment Course (AKA Warrior Forge) between your Junior and Senior Year.
  • Accept a Commission to serve active duty, National Guard, or Army Reserve upon degree completion.
  • Serve in the military for a period of 8 years. This may be fulfilled by:
    1. Serving active duty, if selected, for 4 years followed by 4 years of service in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR)/National Guard/Army Reserve. Term of service begins upon arrival at Basic Officer Leadership Course.
    2. Serve 8 years in the National Guard/Army Reserves that includes a 3-6 month active duty term for initial training. Terms of obligation begins at time of commissioning.

 

Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty Scholarship

The GRFD program is designed for cadets who are interested in obtaining a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves or National Guard with a guarantee for a reserve component assignment. Scholarships cover full tuition and mandatory fees, and range in length up to 3 years. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance of $600 per semester (not including summer) and a monthly stipend between $300-$500. These Cadets also receive weekend drill and annual training pay as participants in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must not reach 31 years of age by December 31of the year you will graduate from college.
  • Have a minimum High school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT and 19 on the ACT.
  • Satisfactory explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  • Have no moral or personal conviction against bearing arms or supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States.
  • Must complete the ROTC Basic Course requirements or Basic Training.
  • Must be willing to participate in the SMP program with a Guard or Reserve unit. If you do not belong to a unit, you must obtain a letter of acceptance to the unit, stating that they will accept you as a SMP cadet.
  • Must be medically qualified.

Military Obligation

If you are selected for a GRFD scholarship, you are required to sign a GRFD contract, guaranteeing service in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve upon commissioning.

  • Serve 8 years in a National Guard or Reserve unit that includes 3-6 months active duty for initial training. Terms of obligation begins at time of commissioning.
  • Attend the 4-week Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between their Junior and Senior year.
  • Accept a commission to serve in the National Guard or Reserve upon degree completion.
  • Serve as a SMP cadet in the unit of your choice with an available SMP slot.

 

Dedicated Army National Guard Scholarship

This scholarship is specific to those students who wish to serve in the National Guard upon commissioning. Dedicated ARNG scholarships cover full tuition and mandatory fees. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance of $600 per semester (not including summer) and a monthly stipend between $300 - $500. These cadets also receive weekend drill and annual training pay as participants in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must not reach 31 years of age by December 31of the year you will graduate from college.
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT.
  • Satisfactory explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  • Have no moral or personal conviction against bearing arms or supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States.
  • Must complete the ROTC Basic Course requirements or Basic Training.
  • Must be willing to participate in the SMP program with the National Guard. If you do not belong to a unit, you must obtain a letter of acceptance to the unit, stating that they will accept you as a SMP cadet.
  • Must be medically qualified.

Military Obligation

If you are selected for a ARNG scholarship, you are required to:

  • Sign a contract guaranteeing service in the National Guard upon commissioning.
  • Serve 8 years in the National Guard which includes 3-6 months active duty for initial training. Terms of obligation begins at time of commissioning.
  • Attend the 4-week Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC):Warrior Forge between the Junior and Senior year.
  • Serve as a SMP cadet in the unit of your choice with an available SMP slot.

 

 

Last updated 29-Jul-2013 3:59 PM