Military Science (ROTC)




  1. ARMY RESERVE OFFICER'S TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) SCHOLARSHIPS: Army ROTC scholarships are merit-based and awarded on competitive basis. These scholarships cover all tuition and fees. In addition, each winner receives a flat rate of $450 annually for books. A student will also receive a subsistence allowance of up to $2000 each school year the scholarship is in effect. The period for requesting an application form for a four-year Army ROTC scholarship is from March 1 of a high school student's junior year through November 1 of a student's senior year. If the completed application is post-marked by July 15, the applicant will be considered for an early scholarship. Winners are announced about November 1.


Eligibility requirements are:

A. U.S. citizen
B. Age 17 before the scholarship is effective.
C. Taken the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year of application, have a minimum 850 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
D. Good high school grades.
E. Participate in leadership, extracurricular, and athletic activities (part-time jobs earn substitute credit).
F. Under age 27 on June 30 of the expected graduation year (*Qualifying veterans may be granted an extension of up to four years).
G. High school graduate or have equivalent credit.
H. Agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
I. Agree to pursue Army approved academic major.
J. Meet required physical standards.

  1. SCHUDER'S RANGER COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP: This $20,300 scholarship was created by Raymond Schuder and his wife, Vernon, for needy and deserving students participating in the Ranger Company while attending Sam Houston State University. To be considered as a recipient applicants must satisfy the following criteria: APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15 & MARCH 30.
    1. Demonstrate financial need.
    2. Demonstrate good character.
    3. Maintain good scholarship and excellence, while representing SHSU through participation in the Ranger Company.
  2. THE COLONEL JOHN W. THOMASON JR., USMC, MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This $10,000 endowed scholarship was created by the sisters of Colonel Thomason: Mrs. Sue T. Noordberg, Mrs. Emily T. Petersen, and Mrs. Margaret T. Cole. The scholarship includes a saber awarded to the future Bearkat Battalion Commander for the Fall semester. To be considered as a recipient applicants must satisfy the following criteria: 1) Enrolled as a contracted Military Science III Cadet in the necessary to assume command of the BearKat Battalion, and 3) Maintain good scholarship and excellence while representing SHSU through the Army ROTC Program.
  3. TWO OR THREE YEAR RESERVE FORCES DUTY SCHOLARSHIP: Eligibility requirements are the same as the four year scholarship except that applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at application time and time of receivership). Three year applicants must have a qualifying SAT/ACT score, two year applicants do not require a SAT/ACT score. APPLICATION DEADLINE: CONTACT U.S. ARMY RECRUITER.
  4. JAMES DENNIS BAZAN MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: $500 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time sophomore or junior Military Science student in good standing; enrolled as a MS III or MS IV cadet in the Bearkat Battalion for the following fall and spring semesters; demonstrate strong leadership skills; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.
  5. COPELAND MILITARY SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP: Well provide two $250 annual awards each year. Recipient must be minoring in Military Science. 2.5 GPA required.
  6. COLONEL WILLIAM JACKSON BYTHE, SR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time incoming freshman student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University and a member of the ROTC program, demonstrate financial need, have achieved an overall high school GPA of 3.0 and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 at SHSU. 
  7. COLONEL JOHN A. AND GEANIE L. MCMANNERS ROTC SCHOLARSHIP; recipient must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student, majoring in any discipline, and a member of the ROTC program. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor; $1,000/year and must maintain a grade point average or 2.50 or better.
  8. MARCUS LUTTRELL MILITARY SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year. Recipient must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student in good standing and majoring in any discipline; be a member of the ROTC program at SHSU; be contracted to become a commissioned officer; and, demonstrate leadership.  Financial need will be a consideration, but not a determining factor.  Applicants must read the book, "Lone Survivor; The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heros of SEAL Team 10" by Marcus Luttrell, and write a one-page essay on how this book influenced their lives and write the essay after receiving notification of the award.  GPA of 2.80 is required the first year; 2.90 the 2nd year; 3.00 the 3rd year.
  9. B. D. AND B. W. SLAYTON MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time sophomore (in the fall semester of receiving the award) in good standing and majoring in any discipline; be highly motivated and exhibit an ability to become a commissioned officer in the United States Army.  GPA of 2.50 is required.  For additional information, contact Jamilyn White,, 936-294-1306.
  10. CAPTIAN ROWDY J. INMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year. GPA requirement is 2.5. The donars will provide funding for 2 scholarship awards, must be a deserving Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet; exhibit high academic achievement and exemplify the Army values of Loyalty, Duty, respect, and Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and person courage; be a full-time undergraduate in good standing; major in any discipline.
**An extension of up to four years may be granted for previous active duty service. The length of extension cannot exceed the period of service, e.g., with 2 years active service the applicant must be under 27 years on June 30 of the calendar year eligible for commissioning. The maximum extension is four years which means the applicant must be under 29 years on June 30 of the calendar year of appointment as a commissioned officer.

Remember, there is no obligation to the U.S. Army to apply for a scholarship, only to accept one.

Request applications from: Enrollment Officer, Department of Military Science, Box 2298, SHSU, Huntsville, TX 77341-2298, (936)294-1302/1298,