The Army ROTC program teaches you how to become a leader. As part of your college curriculum, it is simple to work towards your goal of becoming an Army Officer ? without having to give up your life as a student.
As you work towards your goal of becoming an Officer, there is no worry of ROTC getting in the way of your core college courses.
High School Students ? Think about your Future
It is never too soon to think about your future. If you are interested in attending college while learning to become an Army Officer, the ROTC program is the perfect choice. In addition to courses that will help you become a respected leader, you can enjoy the same ?traditional college life? as other students.
College Students ? It is Never Too Late
Are you already in college? Don?t fret; you can still enroll in Army ROTC by taking a basic elective course. If you don?t have enough time to complete the Basic Course but still want to get involved with the ROTC program, you can take part in the Army ROTC Advanced Course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky. This is a summer program, allowing you to continue with your normal course load during the school year.
Types of Army ROTC Scholarships
Whether you are a high school student or already attending college, there is at least one Army ROTC scholarship to consider.
Note: scholarships for ROTC students are awarded based on merit, not financial need. A scholarship is not guaranteed.
|? Two, three, and four year scholarships, based on your current standing as a student|
|? Full tuition scholarships|
|? Room and board scholarships, in place of tuition, for qualified Cadets|
|? Book and miscellaneous fee allowances|
Army ROTC Program ? Living Expenses Covered
Tuition and room and board can be expensive. However, these are not the only expenses you will encounter as a college student.
Did you know that an Army ROTC scholarship also provides a monthly stipend? Your standing in the Army ROTC curriculum will determine the amount of your living allowance:
|? First year Cadet, $300/month|
|? Second year Cadet, $350/month|
|? Third year Cadet, $450/month|
|? Fourth year Cadet, $500/month|
Army ROTC Service Commitment
Your stint in Army ROTC is meant to prepare you for life as an Army Officer. If you enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course or receive a scholarship you must agree to eight years of service with the Army. You have two options:
|? Serve as a full-time officer for three years (four if you received a scholarship) and the remaining time as a member of the Individual Ready Reserve.|
|? Work as a civilian while serving part time in the Army National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve.|
Some Army ROTC Cadets receive a scholarship; others do not. Despite this difference, one thing always holds true: as part of the ROTC program you can live a normal college life while preparing yourself for a career as an Army Officer.