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Four-Year Scholarship

The Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship program is available to students who have graduated from high school or possess an equivalent certificate before September of the year they enter college.

Students are awarded U.S. Army ROTC 4-year scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process. Scholarships pay up to $20,000 a year for college tuition and education fees, OR room and board, whichever is chosen by the student. An additional scholarship benefit is a designated book allowance. Army scholarship winners also receive a tax-free subsistence allowance which increases as they progress through Military Science, for up to 10 months for each year the scholarship is in effect. The Scholarship does not pay flight fees.

It is important that you contact the Army Professor of Military Science (PMS) early on in the application process at the universities you have an interest in to find out the number and types of scholarships that are available at that school. The number of scholarships at individual universities are limited based on each school's tuition cost (resident and nonresident). The allocations allow Army ROTC to send tomorrow's Army officers to more than 272 schools across the nation. After telephonic interviews are conducted, the individual universities hold selection boards and the PMS will select the individuals to be offered a scholarship to their school. Any offer of a scholarship is tied to the name of the university listed on your notification letter and cannot be used at another university.

Apply for the National Scholarship at:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
  • Serve full time in the Army for four years
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career