Scholarships and stipends in Army ROTC help you focus on what's important. Namely, getting that college degree — not how you'll pay for it.
ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.
Army ROTC scholarships consist of:
- Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
- Full-tuition scholarships
- The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
- Additional allowances for books and fees
Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:
- 1st year, $300 per month
- 2nd year, $350
- 3rd year, $450 per month
- 4th year, $500 per month
This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship Cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advanced Course (3rd and 4th years).
Whether you're in high school, college or already in the Army, there is a way you can become an Officer in today's Army.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
If you're still in high school and you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC, you can find schools that carry an Army ROTC program or talk to your academic advisor.
If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree, but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the Leader's Training Course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer.
Talk to your campus Military Science department about other ways to enroll in Army ROTC and the incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year scholarships.
JUNIOR COLLEGE & GRADUATE STUDENTS
If you have two years remaining in junior college or graduate school, you are still eligible to enroll in Army ROTC.
LEADER'S TRAINING COURSE
This course is for those college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years. To qualify, you must complete a challenging and motivating 28-day training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion of the Leader's Training Course, graduates return to campus prepared to enter the Advanced Course. Upon that contracting commitment, they may also qualify for a $5,000 bonus. Ask your campus Military Science department.
If you are an Enlisted Soldier in the Army and interested in becoming an Officer, find out more about opportunities for Soldiers.
SIMULTANEOUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM (SMP)
The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.
- 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)
- 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
The college Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.
The Army ROTC Green to Gold Division Commander's Hip Pocket Scholarship Program provides selected Soldiers the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC Scholarship program. Each year Division Commanders can nominate deserving Soldiers for two-year Green to Gold scholarships. Units are encouraged to nominate Soldiers under their command who have exhibited the potential for further outstanding service to America and our Army as commissioned officers. The best way to ensure your deserving Soldiers have this opportunity is to encourage them to apply now! Interested Soldiers are encouraged to follow-up with their chain of command. Interested Soldiers will need to download and complete the above application forms along with this Hip Pocket Guide checklist. The Hip Pocket Guide can be found at http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/pocket_scholarship.jsp