Getting a college education is expensive. What you may not realize, is that the Army ROTC awards college scholarships to hundreds of students each year. ROTC scholarships are awarded strictly on merit – to the most outstanding students who apply, regardless of their families' financial status.
The scholarships cover college tuition and educational fees up to $17,000 per year. Additional scholarship benefits include: a designated book allowance of $1200 per year, as well as a tax-free allowance from $350-$500 per month for up to 10 months for each year the scholarship is in effect.
Types of Scholarships
- Four-Year — Starting college as a freshman
- Three-Year — Already finished one year of college
- Two-Year — Already finished two years of college (You must attend ROTC Basic Camp the summer between your sophomore and junior year)
- Active Duty — If enlisted in the Army, you may qualify for a four-year, three-year, or two-year scholarship
Requirements for ROTC Scholarships
- U.S. citizen
- Age 17 before the scholarship is effective
- Under 31 years old on December 31 of the year you expect to graduate college and be commissioned. Extension up to three years may be granted for veterans.
- Take the SAT or ACT by November of the year you apply
- Have a minimum of 920 SAT or ACT composite score of 19
- Good high school grades
- Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (part time jobs earn substitute credit)
- Be a high school graduate or equivalent
- Pursue an army-approved academic major
- Agree to accept a commission as either a regular army, army national guard, or U.S. army reserve officer
- Meet physical standards
- Meet the required cumulative grade point average in all academic courses
- Be recommended by a professor of military science