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Army ROTC



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Scholarships



2-YEAR CAMPUS BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are for students currently enrolled full time in a college or university curriculum. Full tuition, $1200 for books, $300 living stipend per month for Freshmen, $350 for Sophomores, $450 for Juniors, and $500 for Seniors, for up to 10 months. Any current Army cadet or current full time student can apply. Applications are always being accepted.

BASIC CAMP
Basic is a five week camp held in Fort Knox, KY. The purpose of this camp is to allow students to receive credit for the first two years of ROTC and enable them to enroll in the advanced course. Pays approximately $750, and all meals, housing, transportation and uniforms are paid for by the government.
Major Areas Covered:
Armed Forces Organization
Introduction to Army Customs and Procedures
Branch Orientation
Military Formations
Physical Training
Map Reading and Land Navigation Techniques
Compass Skills
Rifle Marksmanship
Weapons Familiarization
NOTE: ATTENDEE INCURS NO OBLIGATION TO JOIN ROTC UPON COMPLETION. THIS IS NOT BASIC TRAINING OR "BOOT CAMP".

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Campus-Based Scholarships

  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Under 30 years old on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate college and be commissioned. Extension of up to 3 years for prior Federal Service.
  • Minimum ROTC GPA of 2.5 if currently enrolled in ROTC classes.
  • Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (Part-time jobs earn substitute credit).
  • Pursue an army-approved academic major.
  • Agree to accept a commission as either an Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, or US Army Reserve officer.
  • Meet physical standards (must pass APFT before receiving benefits).
  • Be interviewed by the Professor of Military Science.
  • Have at least 4 semesters of school remaining before graduation.

BASIC CAMP CRITERIA

  • 2.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Full time student.
  • Must have at least 4 semesters of college remaining.
  • Three or less dependents.
  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 30 (30for scholarship).
  • Meet Army height and weight requirements.
3-YEAR CAMPUS BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are for students currently enrolled full time in a college or university curriculum. Full tuition, $1200 for books, $300 living stipend per month for Freshmen, $350 for Sophomores, $450 for Juniors, and $500 for Seniors, for up to 10 months. Any current Army cadet or current full time student can apply. Applications are always being accepted.

BASIC CAMP
Basic is a five week camp held in Fort Knox, KY. The purpose of this camp is to allow students to receive credit for the first two years of ROTC and enable them to enroll in the advanced course. Pays approximately $750, and all meals, housing, transportation and uniforms are paid for by the government.
Major Areas Covered:
Armed Forces Organization
Introduction to Army Customs and Procedures
Branch Orientation
Military Formations
Physical Training
Map Reading and Land Navigation Techniques
Compass Skills
Rifle Marksmanship
Weapons Familiarization
NOTE: ATTENDEE INCURS NO OBLIGATION TO JOIN ROTC UPON COMPLETION. THIS IS NOT BASIC TRAINING OR "BOOT CAMP".

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Campus-Based Scholarships

  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Under 30 years old on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate college and be commissioned. Extension of up to 3 years for prior Federal Service.
  • Minimum ROTC GPA of 2.5 if currently enrolled in ROTC classes.
  • Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (Part-time jobs earn substitute credit).
  • Pursue an army-approved academic major.
  • Agree to accept a commission as either an Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, or US Army Reserve officer.
  • Meet physical standards (must pass APFT before receiving benefits).
  • Be interviewed by the Professor of Military Science.
  • Have at least 4 semesters of school remaining before graduation.
BASIC CAMP CRITERIA
  • 2.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Full time student.
  • Must have at least 4 semesters of college remaining.
  • Three or less dependents.
  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 30 (30for scholarship).
  • Meet Army height and weight requirements.

4 YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are for students currently enrolled full time in a college or university curriculum. Full tuition, $1200 for books, $300 living stipend per month for Freshmen, $350 for Sophomores, $450 for Juniors, and $500 for Seniors, for up to 10 months. Any current Army cadet or current full time student can apply. Applications are always being accepted.

BASIC CAMP
Basic is a five week camp held in Fort Knox, KY. The purpose of this camp is to allow students to receive credit for the first two years of ROTC and enable them to enroll in the advanced course. Pays approximately $750, and all meals, housing, transportation and uniforms are paid for by the government.
Major Areas Covered:
Armed Forces Organization
Introduction to Army Customs and Procedures
Branch Orientation
Military Formations
Physical Training
Map Reading and Land Navigation Techniques
Compass Skills
Rifle Marksmanship
Weapons Familiarization
NOTE: ATTENDEE INCURS NO OBLIGATION TO JOIN ROTC UPON COMPLETION. THIS IS NOT BASIC TRAINING OR "BOOT CAMP".

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Campus-Based Scholarships

  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • High school student with a ACT score of at least 19 or SAT score of at least 920
  • Under 30 years old on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate college and be commissioned. Extension of up to 3 years for prior Federal Service.
  • Minimum ROTC GPA of 2.5 if currently enrolled in ROTC classes.
  • Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (Part-time jobs earn substitute credit).
  • Pursue an army-approved academic major.
  • Agree to accept a commission as either an Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, or US Army Reserve officer.
  • Meet physical standards (must pass APFT before receiving benefits).
  • Be interviewed by the Professor of Military Science.
  • Have at least 4 semesters of school remaining before graduation.
BASIC CAMP CRITERIA

  • 2.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Full time student.
  • Must have at least 4 semesters of college remaining.
  • Three or less dependents.
  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 30 (30for scholarship).
  • Meet Army height and weight requirements.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarships

These scholarships provide financial assistance towards college tuition and educational fees of up to $17,000 annually. (NOTE: If the school's annual tuition and educational fees are less than $17,000, the difference cannot be applied toward room and board.) Additionally, a flat rate of $600 per year is provided to purchase textbooks, classroom supplies and equipment. It does not pay for aviation flight fees. Army ROTC scholarship winners also receive a tax-free subsistence allowance of $300 living stipend per month for Freshmen, $350 for Sophomores, $450 for Juniors, and $500 for Seniors, for up to 10 months. Besides scholarship benefits, individuals will receive drill pay in the grade of E-5 (or higher rank, if previously attained) as an SMP participant, earn pay for attending the ROTC Advanced Camp, and may be able to attend the two weeks annual training period with their assigned unit.

TYPES OF GRFD SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Two-year GRFD-ARNG. Individuals selected for this scholarship must serve their 8-year military service obligation in either the ARNG or USAR in an active drilling capacity (one weekend a month and a two-week annual training period each year) except for period(s) of active duty required to obtain branch qualification (i.e. Officer Basic Course) or related to mobilization. Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill and Chapter 1606 Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill benefits may be used in addition to the GRFD-ARNG scholarship benefits. Additionally, 100% of FL state tuition, app. $3792/ann.
  • Two-year Dedicated ARNG. Individuals selected for this scholarship must serve their 8-year military service obligation in the ARNG in an active drilling capacity (one weekend a month and a two-week annual training period each year) except for period(s) of active duty required to obtain branch qualification (i.e. Officer Basic Course) or related to mobilization. Chapter 1606, Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill benefits, may NOT be used in addition to Dedicated ARNG scholarships. However, Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill benefits, MAY be used in addition to the Dedicated ARNG scholarship. Additionally, 100% of FL state tuition, app. $3792/ann.
  • Four-year Dedicated ARNG. This is not a 4-year scholarship that may be offered to 4-year applicants/high school
    prospects. This program only allows 4-year Campus Based scholarship winners to elect to convert their scholarship
    to Dedicated ARNG during the second semester/term of their MS II year. This is not a new scholarship, but a conversion
    process for currently enrolled 4-year scholarship cadets.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA GRFD Scholarship
  1. Be members of the Army National Guard or be willing to join the ARNG and participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Individuals desiring a GRFD/Dedicated scholarship who do not yet belong to the Army National Guard must submit a letter of acceptance from an Army National Guard unit stating that they will accept the individual in a SMP status.
  2. Be of good moral character.
  3. Under 27 years old on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate college and be commissioned. Extension of up to 3 years for prior Federal Service.
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to apply, and at time of contracting.
  5. Minimum ROTC GPA of 2.7 if currently enrolled in ROTC classes.
  6. Minimum of 920 SAT or ACT composite of 19.
  7. Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (Part-time jobs earn substitute credit).
  8. Pursue an army-approved academic major.
  9. Meet physical standards (must pass APFT before receiving benefits) Be interviewed by the Professor of Military Science.
  10. Have at least 4 semesters of school remaining before graduation.

GREEN TO GOLD SCHOLARSHIPS

The Green to Gold program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to leave, or are considering leaving, active duty to attend college. Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential who have served at least two years on active duty are allowed to voluntarily request discharge from active duty, and enroll in Army ROTC to earn bachelor degrees and commissions as second lieutenants.

MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATION
  • Following graduation, ROTC cadets are required to serve in the active component of the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or the Army Reserve.
  • All scholarship students will be required to serve in the military for a period of eight years. This obligation may be fulfilled by serving two to four years on active duty, followed by four to six years service as citizen soldiers in the Reserve Components, U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG) or U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) or by serving eight years in the ARNG or USAR preceded by a period necessary to complete the active component resident officer basic course (OBC).
  • Nonscholarship graduates may serve three years on active duty and five years as citizen soldiers, or they may select or be selected to fulfill their total military obligation as citizen soldiers. If Reserve Duty is selected, graduates will serve a period of active duty necessary to complete the active component commitment as a resident OBC student, and spend the remainder of their eight-year obligation in the ARNG or USAR.

GREEN TO GOLD ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • If you are selected for Green to Gold, you may obtain early release from active duty. Army Regulation 635-200, Chapter 16-2, provides for the honorable, early discharge of soldiers so they can enroll in an Army Senior ROTC program.
  • The Early Discharge may be up to 30 days prior to the start of the school semester. Terminal leave is NOT authorized.
NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS

If nursing is your professional goal, there is no better place to begin your career than Army ROTC. Army ROTC offers you a unique opportunity to gain practical experience while you receive financial assistance for college. Nursing majors compete for 2-, 3-, or 4-year scholarships. ROTC enhances your undergraduate nursing education by providing the unique leadership and management training, along with the practical experience needed for success, either in the Army or in a civilian career. You will develop your professional skills while you learn some meaningful things about yourself and what you can accomplish.

You will also develop leadership skills, self-confidence, flexibility, and adaptability while having fun. Additionally, you will be able to combine college electives in military science and invaluable nurse summer training experience with your nursing program.

Army Nurse Reimbursables
Book Allowance- Presently, the book allowance is at $1200 per year. For nurse cadets the total book allowance is paid at the beginning of the Fall semester. This action allows the nurse cadet to purchase the high dollar cost reference books at the beginning of the Fall semester that are required for the full school year.
Nurse Malpractice Insurance- Nurses are required to purchase student nurse liability (malpractice) insurance prior to beginning their clinical experience and hands-on patient care. All costs and fees associated with this yearly expense are reimbursable. Immunization and testing prior to beginning clinical training-All fees incurred to meet mandatory immunization and/or laboratory testing required before coming in contact with patients are reimbursable. This includes but not limited to PPD, Hepatitis A/V, Tetanus and HIV screening.

Allowance for nursing uniforms and clinical supplies-A major financial expense at the beginning of your Junior year is the purchase of unique nursing uniforms and associated equipment. There is a one-time payment to cover the cost of the required number of school of nursing uniforms, lab coat, and shoes. Accessories and equipment include, but are not limited to: stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, penlight, tape measure, bandage scissors, forceps, pocket/belt carrying pouch, clip board, and, if required, clinical bag for community health visits.

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

Another way to get a head start on your future as an officer is through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), a volunteer officer training program that allows Army National Guard and Army Reserve enlisted members to participate in the Advanced ROTC Program. The intent of the SMP is to increase officer accessions into the Reserve Components (Reserves and National Guard) by increasing ROTC enrollment by allowing enlisted Reserves and National Guard members who are attending college to earn a commission and complete their degree. Upon completion of Basic Training or Leaders Training Course, a Reserve or National Guard soldier who is an academic sophomore or junior can join the Advanced ROTC Program. A member of the Reserves can enter into SMP as a junior and a National Guard member can enter into SMP as a sophomore. In addition, contracted non-scholarship cadets and GRFD scholarship cadets will join a Reserve or National Guard unit as a SMP cadet. SMP cadets are non deployable, however they will drill one weekend a month and 2 weeks in the summer. Advanced Course ROTC SMP students are paid for their Guard/Reserve training and receive the ROTC stipend depending on what academic year they are in. Upon completing the ROTC program, the officer has an eight-year obligation, which can be served in the Reserve Forces Component.