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The Army ROTC provides several scholarships each year to motivated students willing to serve their country as an army officer. The scholarships are granted on a competitive basis.

How about you? Do you have the desire to build your character, develop your moral fiber, be a peer leader now and future commander of troops and equipment, become physically fit, belong to a special and dedicated group? Are you willing to serve the United States by defending and protecting the Constitution? Have you got the head, body and spirit to be an American hero? The life is demanding, but fun. The intangible rewards are great. The tangible awards are adequate. The scholarships are valuable. To find out more about available ROTC scholarships, use our Information Request Form or visit the official Army ROTC website.

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Army ROTC scholarships are entirely merit-based. Scholarships worth up to $20,000 per year may be available in two and three-year packages. All scholarships offer tuition (up to $20,000 per year), a book allowance ($1200 per year), and a monthly stipend ($300 for freshmen, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors, and $500 for seniors for ten months per year). Two and three year on-campus scholarships may be available. Any college freshman or sophomore may apply for one of these on-campus scholarships.

Advanced Course Enrollment

Upon enrollment into the advanced course, all students receive a $450 a month stipend their MS III (Junior) year and $500 a month stipend their MS IV (Senior) year even if the cadet does not have an Army ROTC scholarship.

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Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) allows advanced course students to serve in the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve and Army ROTC at the same time. ROTC SMP cadets are paid at the grade of a Sergeant (E-5) (currently a little over $200 for each month's weekend drill) for their Guard or Reserve drills, along with the ROTC stipend. ROTC SMP students serve as officer trainees in their Guard or Reserve units and are eligible for certain veterans educational benefits from their Guard or Reserve units. A typical reserve or guard SMP cadet can expect to receive over $1,100 per month in pocket!

Green to Gold Program

The Green to Gold Program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to leave, or are considering leaving, active duty to attend college. Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential who have served at least two years on active duty are allowed to voluntarily request discharge from active duty, and enroll in Army ROTC to earn baccalaureate degrees and commissions as second lieutenants.