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.