Is there a military commitment for joining ROTC?
NO. Army ROTC is a class just like any other class at the University. There are no commitments for just taking the class. However, if you would like to receive financial support, you will be required to make a military commitment.
Who is eligible for a ROTC scholarship?
You can apply for four-year ROTC scholarships while in high school, or two- to three-year scholarships once you've started college. The scholarships are based on merit, not need. To qualify for a ROTC scholarship, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be between the ages of 17-26
- Have a high school GPA of at least 2.5
- Have a high school diploma
- Meet physical standards
- Agree to accept a commission and serve in the military on active duty or in a Reserve component after graduating
How much time do I owe the military after I complete ROTC?
Most cadets incur a four-year, active-duty commitment, but the amount of service time you incur can vary. For example, pilots in the Air Force incur a ten-year active-duty service commitment after successfully completing their training. Army ROTC students who receive a ROTC scholarship, or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course, must serve full-time in the Army four years for four-year scholarship winners, and three years for non-scholarship cadets. Selected Cadets may choose to serve part-time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a regular career.
How much money do ROTC scholarships offer?
Scholarship amounts vary, but can go up to $17,000 a year. This money can be used to pay for tuition or room and board if you have the option. You also receive money each year for books and a monthly allowance.
Can I reapply for a scholarship if I don't get one at first?
If you don't earn an ROTC scholarship while applying in high school, you can still take ROTC classes in college. If you decide you like ROTC, you can reapply for a two- or three-year scholarship.