National Guard & Reserve

The Army National Guard and Reserve programs provide financial assistance for the education and training of highly-qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to be commissioned as officers in the National Guard or Reserves upon graduation from college.

Eligibility Requirements

The following eligibility requirements apply for scholarship competition:

  • Be of good moral character, as evidenced by participation as a member of his/her home community and the institution where enrolled.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least seventeen years of age by 1 October  of the year of enrollment as a scholarship cadet. Be under thirty the calendar year in which eligibility for appointment as a second lieutenant.
  • Exhibit a strong desire to obtain a commission and baccalaureate degree.
  • Leadership potential will be emphasized as a very important factor to be considered for selection and continuance of scholarship. Applicant must possess officer potential as evidenced by appearance, personal physical fitness, personality, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.
  • Be medically qualified for initial enrollment into the National Guard or Reserves.
  • Be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment as a full-time matriculated student in any major of study, except theology, at a baccalaureate degree granting institution, beginning the effective date of the scholarship. The Department of the Army has a requirement for highly technical and other specific disciplines.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 at the time of application and at contracting.
  • Applicants must pass the minimum standard on the Army Physical Fitness Test or the Physical Aptitude Examination.

Scholarship Options