The four-year scholarship is designed for incoming freshman. Students apply for the scholarship their senior year in high school. The ROTC Opportunity Four-year Scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants. In keeping with our high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for merit-based scholarships on their scholastic achievement and extra-curricular accomplishments. Even if you’re not awarded a scholarship now, there are other ROTC scholarship opportunities once you’re on campus.
- 100 percent tuition or housing and living allowance
- $1,200 yearly book allowance
- ROTC monthly stipend $300-$500 a month
Selection of winners is based on academic record, SAT or ACT test results, school officials’ evaluations, extracurricular activity, leadership and athletics, a personal interview and a physical aptitude exam. Preference is given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, or nursing.
You’re eligible for the four-year ROTC scholarship if you’re ready to begin college as a full-time student, have no prior college experience, and meet the following requirements:
- You’ll be seventeen before the scholarship is effective.
- You’ve taken the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply, and have a minimum 850 SAT or composite nineteen ACT.
- Have good high school grades.
- Participate in leadership, extracurricular, and athletic activities (a part time job earns you substitute credit).
- Under twenty-seven by 30 June of the year you expect to graduate. (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to four years).
- Are a senior in high school or equivalent preparing to graduate or a graduate.
- Agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
- Pursue an Army-approved academic major.
- Meet required physical standards.
Your ROTC Commitment
As a winner of a four-year scholarship, you’re required to take an ROTC class that demands a few hours of your time each week. Upon graduation, you have an obligation 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.
The four-year high school scholarship window normally opens the summer before the senior year on 15 June and ends on 31 January. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early.