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Army ROTC High School (4-Year or 3-Year) Scholarships

This scholarship is for high school seniors (or individuals that will receive their GED) that are planning to enter college as a freshman the fall following their senior year in high school.

The scholarship pays:

  • Full tuition plus mandatory fees
  • A $900 per year book allowance
  • A tax-free stipend based on academic status during the academic year ($300 per month for Freshmen, $350 per month for Sophomores, $450 for Juniors, and $500 for Seniors)

Important information:

  • Applications are available on-line at the Cadet Command website: www.rotc.usaac.army.mil
  • Deadline for applications is December 1 of your senior year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

High School Scholarships:

  1. Be a US Citizen.
  2. Be 17 by October of the semester you are entering college and must not reach 31 years of age before December 31st of the year you graduate from college and receive your commission
  3. Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  4. Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate by September of the year you will enter college
  5. Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT or a 19 composite on the ACT
  6. Have no moral or personal conviction that will prevent you from:
    • Bearing arms
    • Supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States
  7. Receive a waiver for any arrest or civil conviction (if applicable)

Although medical qualification is not required to be eligible to receive a scholarship offer, medical qualification is required in order to receive the scholarship benefits.

To receive the scholarship benefits you must also agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army National Guard, or U.S. Army Reserve) upon graduation and receipt of your commission.


Army ROTC Campus-Based and Basic Course Scholarships

Campus-based scholarships:

  • Available for current freshmen (2-year or 3-year scholarships), sophomores and juniors with at least 4-semesters remaining to graduate (2-year scholarship), and seniors planning to attend graduate school (2-year scholarship).
  • Scholarships pay:
    • Full tuition and mandatory fees
    • A $900 per academic year book allowance
    • A tax-free stipend ($350/month for sophomores, $450/month for juniors, and $500/month for seniors) for up to 10 months each academic year

Basic Course Scholarships:

  • Basic Course scholarships are 2-year scholarships and require attendance at the Leader’s Training Course (LTC) the summer between the academic sophomore and junior year. A conditional contract must be signed prior to attending LTC signifying the individual is interested in a career as an Army Officer, the contract will not become binding however, until the individual returns to school for the junior year and takes an oath from the Professor of Military Science.
  • Scholarships pay:
    • Full tuition and mandatory fees
    • A $900 per academic year book allowance
    • A tax-free stipend ($350/month for sophomores, $450/month for juniors, and $500/month for seniors) for up to 10 months each academic year.
    • Must pass the Basic Physical Fitness Test (BPFT) prior to attending LTC.
    • Applications are always being accepted. If you are interested in applying, contact the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer at (303) 492-3549.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be at least 17 years of age and must not reach 31 years of age before December 31st of the year you graduate from college and receive your commission.
  • Have a minimum college GPA of 2.5
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT or a 19 composite on the ACT
  • Have no moral or personal conviction that will prevent you from:
    • Bearing arms
    • Supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States
  • Receive a waiver for any arrest or civil conviction (if applicable)

Although medical qualification is not required to be eligible to receive a scholarship offer, medical qualification is required in order to receive the scholarship benefits.

To receive the scholarship benefits you must also agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army National Guard, or U.S. Army Reserve) upon graduation and receipt of your commission.

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The GRFD and Dedicated ARNG Scholarships are 2-year scholarships available for members of the Army Reserve (AR) and Army National Guard (ARNG) who desire to commission in the Reserve Forces. Applicants must be members of the AR or ARNG and participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) as a cadet. Both scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Students apply for this scholarship during the spring semester of their sophomore year. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a sophomore with 4 to 5 semesters remaining until graduation.

Contact the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer at (303) 492-3549 for more information.

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If you are currently on active duty and would like to commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT), one of these Green to Gold Programs may apply:

  • 4-Year Scholarship (enter as a Freshman)
  • 3-Year Scholarship (enter as a Sophomore)
  • 2-Year Scholarship (enter as a Junior)
  • Active Duty Option (Not a scholarship but the soldier is released from Active Duty to complete their college degree. Must enter the program as an academic junior and complete their degree program within 21 months. Individual continues to receive full military pay and allowances while attending final two years of college)
  • 2-Year Non-Scholarship

For application deadlines and detailed requirements, see the Cadet Command Website at www.rotc.usaac.army.mil

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This scholarship is available to eligible Nursing students at Regis University or the University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center. Scholarships can be for 4-Years, 3-Years, or 2-Years. The 3-Year and 2-Year scholarships may also require attendance at the Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, KY, if any of the freshman or sophomore Army ROTC classes were not taken.

The scholarship pays:

  • Full tuition plus mandatory fees
  • A $900 per year book allowance
  • A tax-free stipend based on academic status during the academic year ($300 per month for Freshmen, $350 per month for Sophomores, $450 per month for Juniors, and $500 per month for Seniors).
  • Cost of an NCLEX review course
  • Cost of the NCLEX

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Be 17 by October of the semester you are entering college and must not reach 31 years of age before December 31st of the year you graduate from college and receive your commission
  3. Have a minimum high school or college GPA of 2.5
  4. Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate by September of the year you will enter college (4-Year Scholarship)
  5. Score a minimum of 1050 on the SAT or a 21 composite on the ACT
  6. Have no moral or personal conviction that will prevent you from:
    • Bearing arms
    • Supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States
  7. Receive a waiver for any arrest or civil conviction (if applicable)

Although medical qualification is not required to be eligible to receive a scholarship offer, medical qualification is required in order to receive the scholarship benefits.

To receive the scholarship benefits, you must also agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty upon graduation and receipt of your commission.

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Students can participate in ROTC without a scholarship and will receive the ROTC stipend benefits during their junior and senior year once contracted.

If a member of the Army Reserve or Army National Guard, these students are required to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), which will entitle them to receive additional financial benefits through the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while completing their degree program as an Army ROTC cadet.

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