Overview

The Army ROTC scholarship program provides financial assistance for the education and training of highly qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to be commissioned as officers in the Army after graduation from college. If you have questions about scholarships, call the Enrollment Officer at 303-492-3549.

Scholarships Pay

  • 100% tuition and mandatory fees
  • A $1200 per academic year book allowance
  • A tax-free stipend of $420/month

Four and three year scholarships are available to high school students. Two and three year scholarships are available to college students.

General Eligibility Requirements

For an ROTC scholarship, you must generally:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 29
  • Possess a high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have at least a 920 SAT or 19 ACT Score
  • Be medically qualified through DODMERB
  • Be able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test

Obligations of Scholarship Recipients

A total of 8 years of military service upon college graduation which may be satisfied in any of the following ways:

  • Serve 4 years on Active Duty, plus 4 years on Reserve Duty (active Army Reserve or Army National Guard or Inactive Ready Reserve)
  • Serve more than 4 years on active duty plus whatever remains of the 8 year obligation on Reserve Forces Duty
  • Serve all 8 years on Active Duty
  • Serve all 8 years on Reserve Forces Duty (for individuals that receive a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty scholarship or are assigned to the Army Reserve or Army National Guard when commissioned)

Army ROTC 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 $1200 per year book allowance
  • A tax-free stipend of $420/month

Important Information

  • Applications are available on-line at the Cadet Command website
  • 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
  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)

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.

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 $1200 per academic year book allowance
    • A tax-free stipend of $420/month

Basic Course Scholarships

  • Basic Course scholarships are 2-year scholarships and require attendance at the Basic Course the summer between the academic sophomore and junior year. A conditional contract must be signed prior to attending Basic Course 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 $1200 per academic year book allowance
    • A tax-free stipend of $420/month
    • Must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) prior to attending Basic Course
    • 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
  • 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)

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..

The GRFD Scholarships are 2-year scholarships available for members of the Army Reserve (AR) and the 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. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a sophomore with 4 to 5 semesters remaining until graduation.  Cadets will need a letter of acceptance from their unit in order to contract.  Contact the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer at 303-492-3549 for more information.

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 stays on Active Duty to complete their college degree. Must enter the program as an academic junior and complete their degree program within 4 semesters. 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.

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.