An ROTC scholarship will cover most of your academic fees for your commitment to military service both during your time in college and after you graduate.
About ROTC Scholarship
College students who intend to join the U.S. military after graduation can enroll in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), a program that trains officers.
Over 1,700 colleges—civil, military, and junior military—host and take part in an ROTC program. While the Marine Corps does not have its own ROTC, there is a Marine option inside the Navy ROTC.
The Army, Navy, and Air Force each have their own ROTC programs. On their websites, ROTC programs include a wealth of information, such as host schools, tuition help, qualifying requirements, post-graduation benefits, and more.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be at least 17 years of age
- Must have at least a 2.5 GPA (3.0 for Air Force ROTC)
- Must meet minimum SAT and/or ACT requirements
- Must have a high school diploma
- Must meet prescribed physical fitness standards
- Sign a contract with the Secretary of the Army.
- Attend the 4-week Advanced Camp between your Junior and Senior Year.
- Accept a Commission to serve on Army active duty, National Guard, or Army Reserve upon degree completion.
- Serve in the military for 8 years
How to Apply
Visit the website of the service branch you are interested in joining or your local military recruitment office if you are interested in an ROTC scholarship. Visit as soon as you can, especially in your junior or early senior year of high school.
The ROTC is more than just a way to pay for college if you want to join the military as an officer; it also opens up a world of opportunities in terms of employment, experiences, and relationships.
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