Army ROTC Money for School

  • Army ROTC scholarships can be a great way to help you reach your higher education goals without risking your financial stability. Each ROTC scholarship is merit based, meaning that regardless of your financial situation you may be eligible for scholarship.

    The ROTC program offers four-, three- and two-year scholarships, depending on the number of years you have remaining until you graduate. For example, an incoming freshman may apply for a four-year scholarship, a sophomore can apply for a three-year, and a junior could apply for a two-year scholarship.

    All scholarship recipients enjoy the same benefits:

    • 100% payment of tuition
    • A $600 per-semseter stipend to help cover books and classroom materials
    • A tax-free monthly stipend to help cover any other costs you may encounter. These monthly stipends range $300 to $500 and are paid directly to you to use as you want.

    To qualify for a scholarship you must:

    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be 17 years old before the scholarship is effective
    • Score at least a 920 on the SATs or at least a 19 on ACTs
    • Have good high school grades
    • Participate in leadership, extracurricular, and/or athletic activities (part-time work not excluded)
    • Be under 27 at time of commissioning
    • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
    • Agree to accept a commission upon graduation
    • Meet physical standards
    • Serve in the U.S. Army after graduation either on activity duty, Army Reserve, or National Guard as you pursue a civilian career 

    To apply for a scholarship submit the  Request information form.


    ROTC also offers different scholarships opportunities if you're already  enlisted in Army.