Scholarships

Pay for college and serve your country by joining Army ROTC!! Scholarships are available for 2, 3, and 4 years!!

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Army ROTC Scholarships 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 (970) 491-1640.

Scholarships pay:

  • 100% tuition and mandatory fees
  • A $1200 per academic year book allowance
  • A tax-free stipend based on academic status ($300/month - freshman, $350/month - sophomore, $450/month - junior, $500/month - senior)

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 all ROTC Scholarships:

  • Be a United States 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.
  • 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 (990 SAT or 21 ACT for Nursing Scholarships)
  • Be medically qualified through DODMERB
  • Be able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • 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)

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

These scholarships are 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 ($600 per semester)
  • 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: www.goarmy.com
  • Deadline for applications is January 10th of your senior year

ADDITONAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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

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 (3-1/2 year, 3-year, or 2-year scholarships), sophomores and juniors with at least 4-semesters remaining to graduate (2-1/2 year or 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 ($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 Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) the summer between the academic sophomore and junior year. A conditional contract must be signed prior to attending CIET 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 ($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 CIET and the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) upon returning from CIET.
    • Applications are always being accepted. If you are interested in applying, contact the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer at (970) 491-1640.

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.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) and Dedicated Army National Guard (ARNG) Scholarships

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 USAR 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 (970) 491-1640 for more information.

Green to Gold

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

Application deadlines and detailed requirements are on-line at www.goarmy.com

Nursing Scholarships

This scholarship is available to eligible Nursing students at the University of Northern Colorado (a partnership college with Colorado State University for Army ROTC). Scholarships can be for 4-Years, 3-1/2 years, 3-Years, 2-1/2 years, or 2-Years. The 2-1/2 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 $1200 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

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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
  • Have a minimum high school or college GPA of 2.5
  • Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate by September of the year you will enter college (4-Year Scholarship)
  • Score a minimum of 990 on the SAT or a 21 composite on the ACT

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.

Non-Scholarship

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 (USAR) or Army National Guard (ARNG), 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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