Four Year Scholarship – National Scholarship

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Apply for a four-year scholarship while you are still in high school.

A four-year scholarship will cover all your tuition and fees each year. It includes a monthly stipend ranging from $300/month as a freshman to $500/month as a senior and a $600 a semester book allowance

Four-year winners will be expected to come to college physically and mentally prepared. Army ROTC is a challenging, rewarding extra effort for any college student. Four-year scholarships are awarded to only the most qualified students. Excellent grades, higher SAT/ACT test scores, extracurricular activities, and physical fitness are important factors in the selection process.

Earning a four-year Army ROTC scholarship is an achievement that you will be proud of for the rest of your life. Four-year scholarship recipients will be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the active force or in the National Guard or Reserves.

The awarding of an Army ROTC scholarship is merit-based. Specific scholarship application instructions and requirements are outlined at

Who’s Eligible?

You are eligible for a four-year scholarship if you are ready to begin college as a full-time first-year student, have no prior college experience, and are, have and/or will:

  • A U.S. Citizen.
  • Between the ages of 17 and 26.
  • Taken the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply, and have a minimum 920 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
  • A 2.5 GPA.
  • Participating in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities. (A part-time job earns substitute credit.)
  • No older than 30 years of age by anticipated graduation date.
  • A high school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • Pursue an Army-approved academic major.
  • Medically qualified.
  • Meet required height, weight and physical fitness standards.

When to Apply

Apply online during the summer before or fall of your senior year by going to The deadline is usually in December or January. You may receive a scholarship offer in two ways: from Cadet Command based on results of the centralized boards or from the individual ROTC battalions as a “campus-based” offer. The secret to success is to establish and maintain a dialogue with the recruiting officer at each ROTC battalion that interests you.

Last Updated 5/7/19

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