Military Science (Army ROTC)


Army ROTC awards hundreds of scholarships, available at over 600 schools. Army ROTC scholarships pay full tuition and required fees. They're awarded on merit -- like academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and personal interviews. Scholarship winners receive a stipend ($300 freshman, $350 sophomore, $450 junior, $500 senior) for each academic month, plus an allowance for books and other educational items. If you're a non-scholarship student, you can still receive the stipend as a contracted Cadet. If you're selected to receive a scholarship, you will have a commitment to the Army after completing the program. You can fulfill the commitment by either serving as an officer part time in the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, or full time on active duty.

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High School Students: Four Year Scholarship Information

Four year scholarships are available to high schools seniors only (Soldiers see Green-to-Gold). Scholarships are available for up to $17,000 a year to qualified applicants. Initial Application Deadline is 10 January. All updates are required to be postmarked by 28 February. Applications are available from your high school guidance counselors, or by clicking on the apply online link below.

College Students: Two, Three, and Four Year Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for 2, 3 and 4 years for up to $17,000 per year to qualified applicants. It is very important that you notify the ROTC department as soon as possible to increase your chances of completing the application on-time.

Enlisted Soldier: Green to Gold Program

If you're an enlisted Soldier, Army ROTC can help you continue to grow and learn. The Army Green to Gold Program provides unique options for Soldiers interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and earning a commission as an Army Officer. Green to Gold Soldiers generally make up at least half the battalion's strength and they are an integral part of the battalion's overall excellence.

Enrollment Options:

  • Green to Gold Scholarship Option — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving full tuition or room and board (capped), flat rate book payment and a monthly stipend.
  • Green to Gold Active Duty Option — For Soldiers who want to remain on Active Duty and attend college.
  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving a monthly stipend.

Leader's Training Course (LTC)

The Leader's Training Course is the Army’s 2-year ROTC Program entry point. Through the Leader's Training Course, students without previous Military and those who are in their Sophomore year of college can examine the Army without incurring an obligation, and qualify for Advanced Course(ROTC's junior year) entry. The Army observes these students and determines their officer potential in a leadership oriented, challenging, and motivating 5-week training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. All interested candidates should contact the ROTC office by March during their Sophomore year to begin the application process.

Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)/Warrior Forge

This is a required leadership course each cadet must attend between their junior and senior year. The course is designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. It allows cadets to fulfill various leadership positions with feedback from course instructors.