Army ROTC cadets at the University
of Colorado enjoy many fun activities,
like weekend ski trips.
What Else Does the Program Offer?
The Military Science program sponsors
several social and professional activities
as well as community service events. The
social highlight of the school year is
a formal Military Ball in the spring. CU-Boulder
Army ROTC also sponsors cadet visits to
Army installations. Cadets gain valuable
and practical leadership experience by
organizing and executing these extracurricular
participate in a Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) for 29 days the
summer after their junior year. Many seek
additional training such as Airborne or
Air Assault schools and officer “apprenticeships” at
military installations throughout the United
States, Korea, and Germany. You’ll
also be invited to get into top shape through
an organized physical fitness program.
CU-Boulder cadets are also leaders on campus.
Some hold office in student government
and fraternities. Others are active in
professional organizations and campus athletics.
There are a number of financial benefits that you can apply
for and receive depending on your eligibility. Contact the
Military Science department to find out the eligibility
requirements for each of these benefits and which ones may
apply to you:
||Full tuition and mandatory fees plus a $900/year book allowance
|CH 30 Montgomery GI Bil
|CH 1606 Selected Reserve Montgomery
|Federal Tuition Assistance (USAR
||75-100% tuition, up to $3500/year
|State Tuition Reimbursement
|Drill Pay as E-5 (FY04)
For more information, visit the Scholarships page.
The Simultaneous Membership Program
Are you a member of the National Guard
or the Army Reserve and desire the opportunity
to earn a commission in the Active or Reserve
Forces? If so, the SMP Program is for you.
This two-year or three-year program is for actively drilling Army Reserve soldiers
or Army National Guardsman who desire to serve as an officer after graduation.
You can enter into an SMP Non-Scholarship Contract at the
beginning of your sophomore or junior year.
Some of the benefits include:
- Continue to receive your GI Bill and
- Continue to receive Tuition Assistance
or Tuition Reimbursement
- Serve in your unit as an SMP Cadet at
the Grade of E-5
- Receive a stipend of $350-500 per month from ROTC
as a contracted SMP Cadet
- Receive a $350 per month kicker (if eligible) - Army National Guard only
- Compete for Guaranteed Reserve Forces
Duty (GRFD) two-year scholarships (if
you would like to serve your entire military
commitment in the Army Reserve or Army
Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)
Are you a sophomore or junior with at least four semesters of college left?
Or are you a senior who is considering grad school?
If you fall into either of these categories and have not taken all four semesters of the ROTC “Basic Course”, the Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) could be just what you are looking for!
CIET (previously LTC) is a 4-week summer course at Fort Knox, KY. Attendance at CIET will get you “caught-up” on what you missed by not taking all (or any) of the ROTC “Basic Course” classes and make you eligible to begin the ROTC Advanced Course as a junior or grad school student. If you have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, you are also eligible to compete for a 2-Year Scholarship that will take affect when you begin school in the fall.
Contact the Military Science Department for more information.
As an Army ROTC cadet you are eligible to compete for slots to attend an Army Specialty School (subject to specialty school availability).
Specialty schools that the Army ROTC cadets typically have an opportunity to attend are:
- Airborne School
- Air Assault School
- Northern Warfare School
- Mountain Warfare School
- Ranger School
For more information, visit the Training page