ROTC Scholarships

There are three forms of scholarships available to cadets. Each of these have the same general requirements and ask for the same general commitment. They include a Four-Year Scholarship, which is for high school students planning on attending the university and joining ROTC for four years. As well, a three-year scholarship, which is available for students already enrolled in a college or university with three academic years remaining. Finally, a two-year scholarship, which is available for those who have two academic years of college remaining.

Requirements
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Your Commitment
  • Serve full time in the Army for four years
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

GRFD

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) and Dedicated Army National Guard (DEDNG) scholarships are available through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Course (ROTC). These scholarships guarantee that commissioned Cadets serve ARNG. GRFD scholarships are available for up to two years and allow simultaneous use with the Select Reserve Montgomery GI Bill (a.k.a. "Guard" GI bill, chapter 1606 or 1607). The DEDNG scholarship is available for up to three years but does not allow simultaneous use with the Guard GI bill.

Requirements
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Your Commitment
  • Serve full time in the Army for four years
  • Note that all ARNG scholarship students must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with an ARNG unit while in school. The Cadet drills with an ARNG unit and paid at the rank of E-5, approximately $250 per month, unless already in the ARNG and holds a rank higher than E-5.

Green to Gold Scholarship Option

A scholarship which molds to how many years you have left in college, whether it be two, three, or four years. This scholarship offers tuition or room and board support, additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment. As well, a monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class.

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 PMS of that Army ROTC Battalion
  • Favorable National Agency Check (or have initiated the action)
  • DODMERB Medical Qualification
  • Be eligible to Reenlist
  • Not be a conscientious objector
  • No more than 3 dependents including spouse (waiverable)
Your Commitment
  • Serve full time in the Army for four years
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career