External Financial Assistance

Military financial assistance

In addition to departmental scholarships, the U.S. Army and the ROTC offer competitive, merit-based, full-tuition scholarships to high-performing students with proven characteristics of a successful athlete and leader.

This is a highly competitive process for high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional scholastic, athletic and leadership performance characteristics. Competitive academic GPAs are usually well above 3.0 with ACT scores into the 20s. All qualifying applicants are screened, evaluated and selected based on a number of criteria and are then notified by U.S. Army Cadet Command, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Winners who agree to accept the scholarships and meet all medical, physical and other requirements will receive financial benefits beginning in their freshman year. For some, they may be selected for only a “3-year Advanced Designee” (AD) scholarship.

Financial benefits for the 3-year AD begin in the sophomore year. U.S. Army ROTC scholarships pay full tuition, $1,200 per year and a tax-free stipend per month during each academic school year so long as the student meets or exceeds all academic and physical requirements as well as adhering to the Army’s values.

The application deadline for these 4-year scholarships is typically in January of your senior year in high school.

Green-to-Gold Scholarship

The Green-to-Gold Scholarship is a military training program meant to help active-duty enlisted soldiers in the U.S. Army attain an officer rank in the course of their undergraduate and graduate education. Green-to-Gold Scholarship winners receive financial support with tuition or room and board, as well as textbooks, supplies and more.

Captain Andrew Long ScholarshipCaptain Andrew W. Long, Jr.

The Captain Andrew W. Long, Jr. Scholarship was established in May 1990 from the estate of Captain Long. The scholarship is a cash distribution to selected cadets to help defray the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board. The scholarship amount is determined annually by the availability of funds in the Trust. The scholarship funds are issued at the beginning of the fall semester by the Missouri State University financial aid office. This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year; cadets must apply for this scholarship annually and previous recipients may re-apply. This scholarship is also available to cadets enrolled at our partnership schools (Southwest Baptist University, Evangel University, Drury University and College of the Ozarks). Application materials will be available each spring. The Community Foundation of the Ozarks holds and manages charitable funds for the benefit of the community.