Department of Military Science & Leadership

Army ROTC Scholarships

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Scholarships

The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps scholarship benefit package covers full tuition and mandatory fees at all of our participating schools. In addition to tuition and mandatory fees, the student is provided a book allowance of $1200 per year, (to be divided equally between semesters or quarters depending on the school's system), and a generous tiered stipend.

Stipend

All scholarship or contracted cadets and cadets enrolled in the advanced course (juniors and seniors) are entitled to a stipend (subsistence allowance) authorized by law. The stipend ranges from $300 as freshman, $350 as a sophomore, $450 as a junior, and $500 as a senior.


High School ROTC Scholarship (4-year and 3-year Advanced Designees)

This scholarship type is awarded to high school seniors who will soon graduate or obtain an equivalent certificate. Competition for these scholarships is keen, as over 6000 students from across the country compete for them. Scholarships pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, for both resident and non-resident students. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance and a monthly tax-free stipend to defray the cost of living.

There are two types of high school scholarships: 4-year and 3-year Advanced Designee. 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship winners must satisfactorily participate in Army ROTC their freshmen year in order for their 3-year scholarship to take effect at the beginning of their sophomore year.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Those applicants advancing to further scholarship consideration are scheduled for a medical examination and a personal interview.

Personal Interview
This interview may be conducted by telephone or in person depending on the distance involved. Any travel to and from the interview is at your own expense.

Medical Examination
Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted and scheduled for a medical examination by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB). Your medical condition is not a consideration in the selection of winners; however, all winners must be medically qualified and enrolled to receive scholarship benefits. Travel to and from examination is at your own expense.

Military Obligation
If you are selected for a ROTC Scholarship, you are required to:


Campus Based Scholarships (2-4 year)

Campus based scholarships are offered to students who were not offered or did not apply for the High School ROTC Scholarship or Green to Gold program. These scholarships are extremely limited and may range in length from 2-4 years. Scholarships pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, for both resident and non-resident students. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance and a tax-free monthly stipend to defray the cost of living. Applications can be submitted year round to the Department of Military Science at MSU.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Those applicants advancing to further scholarship consideration are scheduled for a medical examination and a personal interview. See above.

Military Obligation
Same as above.


LTC Scholarship

You attend school in hopes of one day attaining the all-important college degree. But do you ever find yourself thirsting for more? Are you seeking additional challenges? Do you have other aspirations? Are you among the upper echelon – the elite – the select few that have the ability and drive to become leaders? Examples of others who have chosen this very path are all around you. They are your peers. They are Army ROTC Cadets – and you can join the by attending the Leader’s Training Course (LTC). LTC scholarships are extremely competitive and are subject to available funds. LTC scholarships are not guaranteed upon successful completion of LTC.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Military Obligation
Same as above.


Green-to-Gold Scholarship

The Green to Gold program provides selected active duty enlisted members of the Army an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC program. If you are currently on active duty and are accepted by a college or university, then you can compete for a Green to Gold scholarship. There are a variety of Green to Gold Scholarships that range widely in length and type of benefits.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Military Obligation
Same as above.


Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty Scholarship

The GRFD program is designed for cadets who are interested in obtaining a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves or National Guard with a guarantee for a reserve component assignment. Scholarships cover full tuition and mandatory fees, and range in length up to 3 years. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance and a monthly stipend. These Cadets also receive weekend drill and annual training pay as participants in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Benefits my be recouped if the cadet chooses and is granted conversion to serve on active duty upon commissioning.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Military Obligation
If you are selected for a GRFD scholarship, you are required to sign a GRFD contract, guaranteeing service in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve upon commissioning.


Dedicated Army National Guard and Army Reserve Scholarship

This scholarship is specific to those students who wish to serve in the National Guard or Army Reserve upon commissioning. These scholarships cover full tuition and mandatory fees. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance and a monthly stipend. Scholarships can be awarded in increments up to three years. These cadets also receive weekend drill and annual training pay as participants in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Military Obligation
If you are selected for a ARNG or AR scholarship, you are required to: