Unlike any other institution, the US Army has an education program that supercedes all. Ensuring that educated Officers are leading the Army's Soldiers is a primary concern for the Army. To assist its future Officer leaders with college expenses, the Army provides them with ROTC Scholarships.
ROTC provide men and women who are both Soldiers and civilians the opportunity to serve as an officer in the United States Army. Entering the military as a Second Lieutenant as opposed to an enlisted members gives you significant advantages.
It gives you the chance to lead soldiers and to train and learn leadership skills, it trains you to become an expert and a professional in your specific field, gives you a chance to manage a multi-million dollar budget, and makes you much more marketable when you enter the private sector and search for employment.
This page is here to provide you with all the information you will need to learn about ROTC and what you need to do to get into ROTC.
If you contract with ROTC and receive a scholarship you are entitled to many financial benefits to help you mitigate the costs of attending college. Typically an ROTC Cadet that has been awarded a scholarship is entitlted to the following financial benefits:
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