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Scholarships and benefits

Army ROTC cadet works out for PT.You can go to college with no tuition debt. Scholarships and stipends in Army ROTC pay for college courses and help you focus on what’s important. Namely, getting that college degree — not how you’ll pay for it.

  • Amount of tuition and fees based on online published academic current year for resident and non-resident amounts.
  • Required classes: Lecture Class; PT; and Lab
  • Required Training: 31 day Cadet Leadership Course summer between junior and senior year (for graduate students between MS III and MS IV year).
  • Additional available training: Airborne, Air Assault, Cadet Troop Leading Time (CTLT), and Mountain Warfare.
  • ROTC Scholarships used to cover room and board pay $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester). The amount will be paid directly to the Cadet.

Four-year national high school scholarship

The Army’s four year national high school scholarship program conducts three (3) scholarship boards annually. National Army ROTC Scholarships are awarded to High School seniors who will soon graduate. Students and can be awarded a 3-year or 4-year scholarship by the National Based scholarship process. These scholarships cover full tuition and fees (uncapped) or $10,000 per year toward room and board. Scholarship recipients also receive a book allowance of $1200.00 a year ($600.00 per semester) and a monthly living stipend of $420 while attending school depending on their academic year in the ROTC program.

The 4-yr scholarships pay for four years of college (tuition + most fees, book stipend, monthly stipend). The 3AD scholarship pays for only three years of college. For the 3AD, the cost for the first year is the responsibility of the student and is the “validation” or probation year to determine if the student is a viable candidate for the ROTC program.  

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Currently in or be eligible for enlistment into the Army National Guard or Army Reserve
  • Must not reach 31st birthday by 31 December of the year in which they will graduate from college and receive their commission.
  • Initiate internet Application between June 12 and January 10
    • Submit transcript covering at least 6 semesters (3-years) of H.S.
    • Submit ACT/SAT scores
    • Submit results of Physical Fitness Assessment
  • Conduct an in-person interview with a Professor of Military Science
  • Ability to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test within the first college semester
  • Meet Army Regulation 600-9, Height and Weight standards

If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MYGOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to log in to the scholarship application site. 

Four-year Minuteman Scholarship

The Army’s Minuteman Scholarship was introduced in 2015 to enhance the Army’s ability to recruit highly qualified Cadets every year into the US Army Reserve or Army National Guard. All qualified applicants for ROTC scholarships may apply for consideration for the 4-year Minuteman scholarship. The availability of Minuteman scholarships is managed by the Reserve Component.

The Minuteman Scholarship covers full tuition and fees (uncapped) or $10,000 per year toward room and board. Scholarship recipients also receive a book allowance of $1200.00 a year ($600.00 per semester) and a monthly living stipend of $420 while attending school, depending on their year in the ROTC program. Minuteman Scholarship recipients must serve in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), in which they participate in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. They will be required to conduct monthly unit drills and 14-day annual training for which they are paid as a Sergeant. After graduation and commissioning, Minuteman Scholarship recipients are guaranteed placement in the National Guard or Reserve.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Currently in or be eligible for enlistment into the Army National Guard or Army Reserve
  • Must not reach 31st birthday by 31 December of the year in which they will graduate from college and receive their commission.
  • Have a valid MEPS physical.
  • Ability to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Meet Army Regulation 600-9, Height and Weight standards
  • Acceptance letter to college
  • Professor of Military Science letter of acceptance
  • Proof of Academic Major
  • Proof of ACT or SAT scores
  • Enroll in ROTC

This scholarship is not eligible for GI Bill education benefits.

Campus-based scholarship

The three-year option is reserved for current non-contracted Cadets who have completed at least one semester of training in either the MS101 or MS102 class and who has been included on the ROTC Recruiting Officer (ROO) order of merit list. The competition for this scholarship is high and requires dedicated commitment for the Cadet to be reasonably competitive. These scholarships cover full tuition and fees (uncapped) or $10,000 per year toward room and board. Scholarship recipients also receive a book allowance of $1200.00 a year ($600.00 per semester) and a monthly living stipend of $420 while attending school, depending on their year in the ROTC program.

The two-year option is reserved for current non-contracted Cadets who have completed at least 1 semester of training in the MS 201/202 class and has been included on the Cadre order of merit list. The competition for this scholarship is high and requires dedicated commitment for the Cadet to be reasonably competitive. These scholarships cover full tuition and fees (uncapped) or $10,000 per year toward room and board. Scholarship recipients also receive a book allowance of $1200.00 a year ($600.00 per semester) and a monthly living stipend from $300 to $500 while attending school, depending on their year in the ROTC program.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Must not reach 31st birthday by 31 December of the year in which they will graduate from college and receive their commission.
  • Have a valid DODMERB physical
  • Ability to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Meet Army Regulation 600-9, Height and Weight standards
  • Receive a recommendation from your current Military Science Instructor
  • Be a current and full-time student (at least 12-semester hours)
  • Professor of Military Science letter of acceptance
  • Have College GPA of at least 2.5 to be eligible
  • Proof of ACT or SAT scores
  • Be enrolled in ROTC 

Nurse training and scholarship program

With real-world experience you may not find in nursing school alone, nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets benefit from extensive one-on-one mentoring and training. You’ll find out exactly what it takes to become a leader in your medical field.

If you’re considering an undergraduate nursing degree, enrolling in Army ROTC can enhance your leadership skills and critical-thinking abilities while providing financial support to help make your professional goals a reality. Being a Nurse in the Army provides you with opportunities not found in the civilian world. As an Army Nurse and Officer, you will have the respect of your peers and coworkers as well as opportunities to train and serve in a variety of specialties.

Army ROTC’s Nurse Summer Training Program will allow you to truly fulfill the promises of your training after graduation. Coordinating and communicating patient care, you’ll be in a clear position to succeed.

Army ROTC Green to Gold

If you’re an enlisted soldier, Army ROTC can help you continue to grow and learn. The Army Green to Gold program provides options for soldiers interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and earning a commission as an Army Officer.

The deadline for submission of Green to Gold ADO and Scholarship Applications will be determined upon the opening of the application window.

The Army Green to Gold Program is designed to offer Enlisted Soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn a commission as Army Officers. This program offers enlisted Soldiers several unique ways to earn a baccalaureate or graduate degree: