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Army ROTC Scholarships

 

The Four-year Army ROTC Scholarship Program 

The four-year scholarship is designed for incoming freshman. Students apply for the scholarship their senior year in high school. The ROTC Opportunity Four-year scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants. In keeping with our high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for merit-based scholarships on their scholastic achievement and extra-curricular accomplishments. Even if you're not awarded a scholarship now, there are other ROTC scholarship opportunities once you're on campus. Scholarship benefits for SCSU winners include full tuition and fees, a $1,200 yearly book allowance, and a monthly stipend of $300-$500.
Call The SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604.


The Benefits
  • 100% Tuition and fees or Housing and Living Allowance
  • $1200 Yearly Book Allowance
  • ROTC Stipend of $300-$500 a month
How are winners chosen?

Selection of winners is based on academic record, SAT or ACT test results, school officials' evaluations, extra-curricular, leadership and athletics, a personal interview and a physical aptitude exam. Since the Army, like many of today's top organizations, values technological skills, scholarship preference is given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, and nursing.


Who's eligible?

You're eligible for the four-year ROTC scholarship if you're ready to begin college as a full-time student, have no prior college experience, and meet the following requirements:

  • You'll be 17 before the scholarship is effective.
  • You've taken the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply, and have a minimum 850 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
  • You have good high school grades (Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher)
  • You participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 35 on Dec 31 of the year you expect to graduate. (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension up to 39 years old.)
  • You are a senior in High school or equivalent preparing to graduate or a graduate.
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major.
  • You meet required physical standards.
Your ROTC Commitment

As a winner of a four-year scholarship, you're required to take an ROTC class, which demands a few hours of your time each week. Upon graduation, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full-time in the Active Army, or part-time in either the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve.


When to apply?

Applications should be completed and mailed before November 15th of your senior year, though late applications will be accepted if time allows. Winners are notified on March 1st. The application due date is April 1 for students pursuing a career in nursing. We also offer an early-acceptance option. The application is due by July 15th, and winners are notified by November 1st. Early decision applicants not awarded a scholarship are automatically entered into the regular cycle which ends November 15th. Remember there's no downside risk for applying early and not winning.


Where to get an application?

Online Application

Your high school counselor should have them available to you by the end of your junior year. If not you may call 1-800-USA-ROTC for an application sometime between late in your junior year and early in your senior year. If you would like to work with SCSU Army ROTC directly, please contact the SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604, email: awatso9@scsu.edu or write him at:

Department of Military Science
South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001

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The Army ROTC Three-year Scholarship 

The Three-year scholarship is designed for sophomores. Students apply for the scholarship at the end of their freshman year. In keeping with our high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for merit-based scholarships on their scholastic achievement and extra-curricular accomplishments. Even if you're not awarded a scholarship now, there are other ROTC scholarship opportunities once you're in the program. Scholarship benefits for SCSU winners include full tuition and fees, yearly book allowance, and $350-$500 stipend pay.


The Benefits
  • 100% Tuition and fees or Housing and Living Allowance
  • $1200 Yearly Book Allowance
  • ROTC Monthly Stipend $350-$500 a month

Call The SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604.


Eligibility Requirements

You're eligible for the three-year ROTC scholarship if you're ready to begin your sophomore year, will be a full-time student, and meet the following requirements:

  • Have three years remaining until degree completion
  • You have good academic standing
  • You have participated in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 35 on December 31 of the year you expect to graduate. (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to four years.)
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major.
  • You meet required physical standards.
  • Complete the Basic course before entering the advanced course
Obligation

As a winner of a three-year scholarship, you are required to complete the MS I & MS II ROTC classes before you start the Advanced Course. Upon graduation, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full-time in the Active Army for four years, or part-time in either the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve for a total of eight years. This time may be served in a combination of full-time or part-time service.


Where to get an application

Online Application

To receive a 3-year scholarship application please contact the SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604, email: awatso9@scsu.edu or write him at:

Department of Military Science
South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001

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The Army ROTC Two-year Scholarship 

The two-year scholarship is available to any student who has completed their freshman & sophomore years of college or is in their last two years of graduate study. To qualify for the scholarship an applicant needs to qualify for the ROTC Advance Course. This can be done with placement credit for the Basic Course (i.e. Jr. ROTC, prior military service, member of Reserve Component, etc.). Otherwise the applicant can attend the Leader’s Training Course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky during the summer to validate the scholarship before beginning the junior year. Scholarship benefits for SCSU winners include full tuition and fees, yearly allowance for books, and $450-$500 monthly stipend pay.

 

The Benefits
  • 100% Tuition and fees or Housing and Living Allowance
  • $1200 Yearly Book Allowance
  • ROTC Monthly Stipend $450-$500 a month


Call The SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604.
Department of Military Science
South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001


Eligibility Requirements

You're eligible for the two-year ROTC scholarship if you're ready to begin your junior year or have two years (four semesters) remaining for undergraduate or graduate school, will be a full-time student, and meet the following requirements:

  • Have two years remaining until degree completion
  • You have good academic standing
  • You have participated in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 35 on December 31 of the year you expect to graduate. (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to four years.)
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major.
  • You meet required physical standards.
Obligation

As a winner of a two-year Scholarship, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full-time in the Active Army for four years, or part-time in either the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve for a total of eight years. This time may be served in a combination of full-time or part-time service.

To receive a 2-year scholarship application please contact the SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604, email: awatso9@scsu.edu or write him at:

Department of Military Science
South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001

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Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD) 

The GRFD Scholarship is designed for people who have prior military service and would like to commission into either the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. These scholarships allow MOS qualified veterans to draw GI Bill benefits while simultaneously receiving scholarship benefits. These scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants. In keeping with our high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for scholarships based on an evaluation of their scholastic achievement and extra-curricular accomplishments, not on the basis of financial need.

As a winner of a two-year (three-year available for National Guard only) Reserve Forces Duty scholarship, you're required to enroll in an ROTC class. You are also required to enlist in the Army National Guard or the United States Army Reserve if not already a member. Upon graduation, you must accept a commission, serve on active duty for a 3 to 6 months Officer Basic Course, and serve 6 years in the Army Reserve or National Guard on a part-time basis.

The Benefits
  • Full Tuition or Room & Board
  • $1,200 yearly book allowance
  • ROTC Monthly Stipend $350-$500 a month
  • Montgomery GI Bill $309/month
  • $350/month GI Bill Kicker
  • Drill Pay of $250 or more a month
How are Winners Chosen?

Selection of winners is based on academic record, school officials' evaluations, extra-curricular, leadership and athletics. There is a personal interview and a physical aptitude exam. Since the Army, like many of today's top organizations, values technological skills, scholarship preference is given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, and nursing.


Who's Eligible?
  • A College student with at least 60 credits (26 credits for ARNG 3-yr scholarship)
  • Have completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training
  • You'll be under 35 on December 31 of the year you expect to graduate
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major
  • You meet required physical standards
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The Two-Year Dedicated Guard Scholarship 

This Scholarship is designed for students who are finishing their sophomore year and do not have prior military service. As part of the criteria for eligibility applicants will attend the 5-week Leader’s Training Course at Ft. Knox. Kentucky. Students who have completed 2-years of ROTC do not need to attend the Course.

Winners of this scholarship receive a full tuition scholarship that includes $1,200 a year for books and a monthly stipend of $450-$500. As a winner of the scholarship you're required to take an ROTC class, which demands a few hours of your time each week.

Winners will enlist in the Army National Guard and join the Simultaneous Membership Program, which allows them to be in ROTC and participate in the Guard at the same time. Upon graduation, the winner has an obligation to accept a commission, serve on active duty for 3 to 6 months to complete the Officer Basic Course. They would then continue with a civilian occupation or advanced schooling on a full-time basis while continuing to serve in the National Guard.


The Benefits
  • 100% Tuition and fees or Room & Board
  • $1,200 Annual Book Allowance
  • ROTC Monthly Stipend $450-$500 a month
  • Drill Pay of $250 or more a month
Who's Eligible?
  • A College student with at least 60 credits
  • You participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 35 on December 31 of the year you expect to graduate (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to four years.)
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You attend the 5-week Leader’s Training Course or have completed the first and second year of Military Science
When to Apply?

Applications are available December through February. Your application must be completed and received by Headquarters, Cadet Command by 15 March. Winners are notified during the month of June.


How to Receive an Application?

To receive your Reserve Forces Duty scholarship application please contact the SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604, email: awatso9@scsu.edu or write him at:
Department of Military Science
South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001


The Non-Scholarship Program

Cadets entering the Advanced Course need to make a commitment to serve in either the Active Army or in the Reserves. Normally this commitment is made by the choice of Scholarships taken. Some Cadets, for one reason or another, may opt not to take a scholarship. By doing this they delay the decision on serving in the active Army or in the Reserves or Guard until just before their senior year. They will be contracted to serve none-the-less. This may be an attractive option if a cadet wants more time to decide in which way to serve their Country.
Call The SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604.


The Benefits

A Non-Scholarship Cadet receives the monthly stipend of $450 for a junior and $500 for a senior, $250 a month drill pay (if a member of the Reserves or Guard) along with the GI Bill if eligible.


Who's Eligible?

  • A College student with at least 60 credits
  • You participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 35 on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate. (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to four years.)
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You attend the 5-week Leader’s Training Course or have completed the first and second year of Military Science or equivalent.
How to receive more information?

Call The SCSU recruiting Office for details at 803-533-3604.

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Army ROTC Nursing Program 

If you're considering an undergraduate Nursing degree, joining Army ROTC can enhance your leadership skills and critical-thinking abilities while providing financial support to help make your professional goals a reality. 

 


Being a Nurse in the Army provides you with opportunities not found in the civilian world. As an Army Nurse and Officer, you will have the respect of your peers and coworkers, as well as opportunities to train and serve in a variety of specialties.



 As a member of the Army Nurse Corps, you'll be given opportunities of a lifetime! Your role as an Army Officer will afford you the chance to lead a nursing team and care for your patients in a variety of settings. Army Nurses have autonomy to practice nursing in a way that is unmatched by civilian health care facilities. Your professional judgment will be the driving force behind leading your nursing team to provide full spectrum patient care.

 


The Army Nurse Corps believes in a holistic nursing philosophy. You'll identify and organize multi-disciplinary resources for patients and their families to help them with inpatient, outpatient and home care. You'll be able to understand the special concerns and needs of your Soldier patients because you're also a Soldier, which allows you to better serve them. Identifying with your fellow Soldiers is essential to providing effective health care. Army ROTC can offer you unique nursing opportunities while receiving financial assistance for college. You will gain valuable leadership experience and management training that can benefit you in either a military or private-sector nursing career.


Nursing Scholarships

When you're pursuing an advanced health care degree, the last thing on your mind should be how you're going to pay for it. The Army ROTC program offers two-, three- or four-year scholarships for undergraduate Nursing students. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information. 


Nurse Summer Training Program

Army ROTC Nurse Cadets have an opportunity for a unique summer nursing experience. The paid, three-week Nurse Summer Training Program assigns Cadets to Army hospitals throughout the U.S. and Germany. 

 


The program introduces you to the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and to the roles and responsibilities of an Army Nurse Corps Officer. Under the supervision of an experienced Army Nurse Corps Officer, you will obtain hands-on experience. Your one-on-one clinical experience will allow you to hone your clinical skills, develop your problem-solving techniques and become comfortable with developing your professional skills as a member of the U.S. Army Healthcare Team.


Other Army Health Care Professional Opportunities

For more information about nursing or other Army health care professions, go to www.healthcare.goarmy.com 

 


Helpful links:
http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html
http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students.html
https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/send_for_info.jsp
http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/courses-and-colleges/programs/nursing.html
http://armynursecorps.amedd.army.mil/

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