Army ROTC Scholarships

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Students must meet same requirements as non-scholarship cadets plus have a 2.5 or better GPA. 920 SAT Math and Reading, 19 ACT composite). Options and benefits change often so go to for the latest information about scholarships.


The Army ROTC Scholarship offers three and four-year options. Scholarship benefits are the same across the board regardless of the different types. Any Army ROTC Scholarship covers the following listed below:

-100% Tuition & Fees OR Room & Board.

-$1200 annually for books

- ROTC cadet stipend depending on academic classification

For those cadets possessing a National Guard or Army Reserve scholarship, they will earn an additional $350 per month.


Awards high school students four-year or three-year scholarships. Upon completion of the program, you will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Active Army, National Guard or Army Reserves. For high school Juniors, the application opens 15 June and must be started prior 10 January of Senior year. The deadline for this application is 28 February.



Minuteman Scholarship recipients must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), in which they participate in an Army Reserve/ National Guard unit. With their unit, they will attend monthly drill and annual training, while being paid as a sergeant. After graduation and commissioning, Minuteman Scholarship recipients are guaranteed placement in the Army Reserve or National Guard.


In addition to traditional Army ROTC Scholarships, there are specialty scholarships for students that are studying in the fields of Science, Math, Technology, or Engineering. These scholarships require a student to major in a STEM-related field but offer the same financial benefits as traditional Army ROTC Scholarships, including full tuition and fees, or room and board, a lump sum for books and a monthly stipend up to $500. These scholarships are submitted and awarded on a case-by-case basis.

Majors at The Citadel eligible for a STEM scholarship are as follows:

- Biology

- Chemistry

- Mathematics

- Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)

- Computer Science


General scholarship, allows you to compete for Active Duty or commission into the National Guard or Army reserves


Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) and Dedicated ARNG/USAR scholarships are available through the Army Reserve and National Guard for students that have the desire to participate in the Army ROTC program. These two or three-year scholarships obligate a student to become and SMP cadet while in college and an Officer in the Army Reserve or National Guard after graduation. They are full-tuition and fees scholarships (with option for room and board instead of tuition), additional allowances for books and fees, and a monthly stipend. Qualified cadets may be eligible to receive Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF), as well as Federal and State tuition assistance benefits. Students must be eligible for, and participate in the SMP Program to compete for GRFD scholarships.


Nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets can benefit from unique hands-on nursing opportunities while receiving financial assistance for college. You will gain valuable leadership experience and management training that can benefit you in either a military or private-sector nursing career. The Army ROTC Nursing Scholarship program offers two-, three- or four-year scholarships for undergraduate nursing students. These are full-tuition scholarships (with the option for room and board instead of tuition), additional allowances for books and fees, and a monthly stipend.


Qualifying students receive full tuition for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,000.


The Army Green to Gold Program is designed to offer Enlisted Soldiers in the active Army the opportunity to earn a commission as Army Officers. This program offers enlisted Soldiers several unique ways to earn a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Active Duty Soldiers who earn the Green to Gold scholarship option are released from Active Duty to attend college full-time, participate in Army ROTC, and receive full-tuition benefits.


The Educational Delay (Ed Delay) program is designed to produce Active Duty Judge Advocates (Lawyers), or health care professionals from current ROTC cadets. The program allows senior year cadets (MS IV) to apply for a commissioning delay in order to attend law school or medical school. Cadets granted an Ed Delay are commissioned after graduation and placed in IRR during the duration of law school. Participation in Ed Delay does not guarantee that the cadet will be selected for the JAG Corps, but it does greatly increase the chances of selection.