ROTC Scholarship Opportunities

Army ROTC has always been one of America's leading sources of scholarships, making awards to thousands of the highest caliber students each year. A student who goes to college on an Army ROTC scholarship is sure to make the best out of his or her years at school. Army ROTC offers four, three, and two year scholarships that pay tuition and required fees. Four-year Scholarship winners that attend Fort Valley State University receive free room and board. These scholarships can be worth as much as $47,000 or more. They're awarded on merit -- like academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and personal interviews. Scholarship winners receive a tax-free stipend of $250 - $400 for each academic month plus an allowance of more than $600 for books and other educational items. If you're a non-scholarship student, you can still receive the stipend and book allowance as a contracted cadet during your last two years. If you're selected to receive a scholarship, you will have a commitment to the Army after completing the program. You can fulfill it by either serving part time in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve, or full time on active duty.

Four year scholarships applicants should:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • turn 17 before the scholarship would be effective; take the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply
  • have a minimum 920 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
  • participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (a part-time job earns you substitute credit)
  • be under 30 on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate.
  • be a high school graduate or have an equivalent credit.
  • agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army, National Guard or U.S. Army Reserves.
  • meet the physical and mental standards

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Two year scholarships applicants should:

  • be a US Citizenbe at least a sophomore in good standing
  • have a GPA of 2.0 or better
  • be willing to attend a paid five week internship
  • meet the physical and mental standards of the US Army
  • be willing to learn the leadership, teamwork, and managerial skills employers are looking for.

Green to Gold Scholarship applicants should:

  • be commissioned before age 30(Waivers for nonscholarship)
  • have no less than 2 years of service and no more than 10 years or service(some waivers possible)
  • be eligible to re-enlist(not flagged)
  • have a SAT of 920 or above and/or an ACT of a 19 or above
  • have a GPA of 2.5(college) or 2.0(high school) if applying for four year scholarships
  • have a DA waiver if a single parent
  • have no convictions(waivers possible)
  • have no more than 3 dependents(waivers possible)
  • have a strong recommendation from his/her chain of command
  • pass a commissioning physical

US Army Reserve Scholarship applicants should:

  • be a member of the USAR or be willing to join as a SMP participant
  • be at least a sophomore(54 semester hrs) in good standing
  • have a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • meet the physical and mental standards of the US Army
  • be willing to learn the leadership, teamwork, and managerial skills employers are looking for.

ROTC's Commitment To You

Not only does ROTC help you m eet the escalating costs of going to college, but it also provides an experience that successful careers are built on. Unlike any other college course you will take, this one will give you personal, scholastic and professional training. You will learn how to take charge, how to perform under pressure, and how to lead and inspire others. You will graduate with the kind of leadership and management skills that employer's value.