The Army ROTC Two-year Scholarship

The two-year scholarship is available to any student who has completed their freshman and sophomore years of college or is in their last two years of graduate study. To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant needs to qualify for the ROTC Advance Course. This can be done with placement credit for the Basic Course (i.e. Jr. ROTC, prior military service, member of reserve component, etc.). Otherwise the applicant can attend Basic Camp at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, during the summer to validate the scholarship before beginning the junior year. Those who attend Basic Camp have no military obligation unless they contract. For more information about Basic Camp visit the following links:

The Benefits

  • 100 percent tuition or housing and living allowance
  • $1,200 yearly book allowance
  • ROTC Monthly Stipend $420 a month

Eligibility Requirements

You’re eligible for the two-year ROTC scholarship if you’re ready to begin your junior year or have two years left of graduate school, will be a full-time student, and meet the following requirements:

  • Have two years remaining until degree completion.
  • Have good academic standing.
  • Participated in leadership, extracurricular, and athletic activities (a part time job earns you substitute credit).
  • Be under thirty the year you expect to graduate.
  • Agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • Meet required physical standards.
  • Complete the Basic Course before entering the Advanced Course.


Acceptance of a two-year scholarship commits you to accept a commission and serve full time in the active Army, or part time in either the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve. Those who serve active duty serve a minimum of four years full time and 4 years on the Inactive Ready Reserve list.  Those who join the Army National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve serve a minimum of six years with a unit and 2 years on the Inactive Ready Reserve list.

Where to Get An Application

Online Application 

Application Instructions