The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program of leadership and military skills training. The program prepares students for officer responsibilities in the active Army, Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard following graduation.

Scholarship Value: varies
Awards Available: varies
Award Deadline: ongoing
The ROTC program is divided into “Basic” and “Advanced” Courses. Students take classes, which may count as electives, and participate in labs and field exercises to practice skills learned in the classroom.

Freshmen and sophomores start with no-obligation basic courses. They receive instruction in basic leadership and military skills such as physical fitness, land navigation, and first aid. Junior and senior cadets make up the advanced courses. At this stage, cadets receive instruction on leadership principles and advanced military skills.

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be between 17 and 30 years old.
  • Be enrolled in college full-time in pursuit of a baccalaureate or advance degree and have at least two years remaining in school or be sponsored to attend camp by a military junior college (MJC).
  • Have cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (MJC student must also have a minimum ACT score of 17 or SAT score of 920).
  • Meet military medical qualification standards.
  • Have no civil convictions.
  • Have no more than 3 dependents (unless waiver is approved).