Scholarships 2018-03-01T12:04:48+00:00

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
  • Up to full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition (if you qualify)
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

See scholarship eligibility and obligations for:

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.

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Requirements

(in addition to basic eligibility requirements)

  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • 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 – An eight-year service commitment with the Army.
  • Serve full time in the active duty Army for eight years
  • Serve full time in the active duty Army for four years and four years with the Army National Guard, United States Army Reserves, or Individual Ready Reserve.
  • Serve part time for eight years with the Army National Guard or United States Army Reserve
Current College Students (Graduate and Undergraduate) and Prior Service Soldiers

Scholarship opportunities exist for students and prior service Soldiers attending a four-year college program. These include possible Army active duty, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve ROTC three-year and two-year scholarships. Contact the Demon Battalion at nsurotc@nsula.edu for more information.

Requirements

(in addition to basic eligibility requirements)

  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores).
  • 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

(in addition to basic eligibility requirements)

  • Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Army National Guard, Army Reserves, or Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.
Current Active Duty Enlisted Soldiers

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 or Soldiers can compete for four-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 that deserving Soldiers have this opportunity is to encourage them to apply now!

Interested Soldiers are encouraged to follow up with their chain of command. The application, general qualifications, information, and FAQs can be found at the Army ROTC Enlisted Soldiers page.

Current Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers-Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

SMP is a volunteer officer training program designed to increase the number of ROTC officers available for Reserve Forces Duty. It allows Cadets to drill with Army Guard or Reserve units as an officer trainee while attending college and ROTC. Cadets participate in the training and activities of the unit but are in a non-deployable status. Should the Reserve or National Guard unit deploy, and the Soldier/Cadet is contracted into the SMP ROTC program, the Soldier/Cadet will not be required to deploy.

This program is for both, Soldiers in the Army Guard or Army Reserve as well as Cadets without experience. It benefits the future officer with leadership and Reserve Component unit experience.

For an ROTC Cadet to become a participant in the SMP, an individual must:

  1. Be fully contracted as non-scholarship in the ROTC Advanced Course, contracted as an *MS II Cadet, or be fully contracted on a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD).
  2. Be eligible for enlistment in or already assigned to, an Army Natioanl Guard (ARNG) or Army Reserve (USAR) unit as an officer trainee and have completed an SMP agreement.

*Must have at max. 6 semesters remaining to be considered MSII

Benefits of the Simultaneous Membership Program:

  • 100% coverage of tuition and fees for those who qualify.
  • A cash bonus depending on MOS.
  • Monthly stipends ranging from $300 – $500
  • Drill pay at E-5 Pay Grade
  • G.I. Bill benefits for those who qualify.

Monthly Stipend

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. You must be contracted in order to receive these stipends and the stipend is only available during the Fall and Spring semester.

  • 1st year, $300 per month
  • 2nd year, $350 per month
  • 3rd year, $450 per month
  • 4th year, $500 per month

This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship contracted Cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advanced Course (3rd and 4th years).