Army ROTC Scholarships

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Types of Scholarships

The Army ROTC 3-year and 4-year scholarship programs are available to students who have graduated from high school or possess an equivalent certificate prior to starting college. Students are awarded Army ROTC scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process. In keeping with high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for scholastic as well as extracurricular accomplishment, and not on the basis of financial need. Scholarships are offered annually, and cover college tuition and educational fees. Room and board is typically provided by Stetson University in conjunction with ROTC scholarships. Army scholarship winners also receive a tax-free subsistence allowance of up to $500 per month for up to 10 months each year the scholarship is in effect. The monthly subsistence allowance is currently $350 for freshmen, $400 for sophomores, $450 for juniors, and $500 for seniors.

If you missed the scholarship opportunity in high school, there are still thousands of ROTC scholarships available on campus. Two and three-year scholarships are awarded based strictly on merit, to the most outstanding students who apply. The ROTC scholarship benefit package provides full tuition and mandatory fees to selected applicants. In addition to tuition and mandatory fees, a book allowance of $1200 per year is provided. You must be a college freshman or sophomore to apply for a Campus Based Scholarship and you must take military science classes at a college that offers ROTC.

This scholarship is available to current U.S. Military enlisted personnel.

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When and How to Apply

You must meet the following general eligibility requirements to receive an Army ROTC scholarship:

  • Apply online or in person to the Professor or Military Science (PMS) for an interview.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have an SAT/ACT score - 920/19 Minimum.
  • Meet Army Physical Fitness Test Standards. Meet Army Medical Standards (DODMERB).
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Graduate prior to 30 years of age.
  • How Winners are Selected

Applications are available from March of your high school junior year to November 1 of your senior year. For regular cycle consideration, your application must be completed and mailed before November 15 of your senior year. Winners are notified on March 1. We also offer an early acceptance option. The application is due by July 15, and winners are notified by October 15. The application due date is April 1 for students pursuing a career in nursing. Those applicants not selected for the "Early Decision" will automatically be considered for the "Regular Decision" competition. Early decision applicants may submit updates to their applications any time prior to December 15. Only a few scholarships are awarded under the "Early Decision" option.

Selection of scholarship finalists is based on the results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT), having a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, three school officials' evaluations by teachers, coaches, or the principal, extracurricular participation like athletic activities and leadership positions and an Interview with the Professor of Military Science (PMS).

Call 1-800-USA-ROTC (1-800-872-7682), submit an online request for the scholarship application form, print this form and mail it to us, or contact us at 888-437-2161.