Guaranteed Reserve

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD)

The GRFD Scholarship is designed for people who have prior military service and would like to commission into either the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. These scholarships allow MOS qualified veterans to draw GI Bill benefits while simultaneously receiving scholarship benefits. These scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants. In keeping with high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for scholarships based on an evaluation of their scholastic achievement and extra-curricular accomplishments, not on the basis of financial need.

As a winner of a Two-year Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship, you’re required to enroll in an ROTC class. You are also required to enlist in the Army National Guard or the United States Army Reserve if not already a member. Upon graduation, you must accept a commission, serve on active duty for a three- to six-month Officer Basic Course, and serve six years in the Army Reserve or National Guard on a part-time basis.

The Benefits

  • Full tuition
  • $600 annual book allowance
  • ROTC monthly stipend of $350-$500 a month
  • Montgomery GI Bill $329 a month
  • GI Bill $350 a month
  • Drill pay of $200 or more a month

How Winners are Chosen?

Selection of winners is based on academic record, school officials’ evaluations, extracurricular involvement, leadership and athletics. There is a personal interview and a physical aptitude exam. Preference is given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, and nursing. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled in college and have completed at least sixty credits.
  • Have completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training.
  • Be under thirty years of age by June 30 of the year you expect to graduate.
  • You pursue an Army-approved academic major.
  • You meet required physical standards. 

Your ROTC Commitment

As a winner of a four-year scholarship, you’re required to take an ROTC class, which 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.

When to Apply

Applications are available December through February. Your application must be completed and received by Headquarters, Cadet Command by 15 March. Winners are notified during the month of June. Competition for scholarships is fairly rigorous so it is to your advantage to apply early.

How to Receive an Application

To receive your Reserve Forces Duty scholarship application contact the BYU Recruiting Office at (801) 422-7725:

Department of Military Science
Brigham Young University
320 Wells ROTC Bld.
Provo, UT 84602