The Department of Military Science accepts applications for two and three-year scholarships throughout the year. A student does not have to be currently enrolled in Military Science classes to apply for these two scholarship options.
This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who will soon graduate. Competition for these scholarships is overwhelming, as over 10,000 students from across the country compete for them. Scholarships pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, for both resident and non-resident students. You may elect to receive $5,000 per semester instead of receiving the tuition and fees money. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance of $600 per semester (not including summer) and a monthly tax-free stipend of $420 to defray the cost of living. Interested students can apply at US Army website after 1 February of their junior year in high school.
There are two types of high school scholarships: 4-year and 3-year Advanced Designee. 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship winners must satisfactorily participate in Army ROTC their freshmen year in order for their 3-year scholarship to take effect at the beginning of their sophomore year.
Those applicants advancing to further scholarship consideration are scheduled for a medical examination with the nearest medical facility and a personal interview with the Professor of Military Science and Department Head.
This interview is held with the nearest Professor of Military Science. It may be conducted by telephone but is preferred to be done in person depending on the distance involved. Any travel to and from the interview is at your own expense.
Individuals selected for a scholarship will be contacted and scheduled for a medical examination by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB). Your medical condition is not a consideration in the selection of winners; however, all winners must be medically qualified and enrolled to receive scholarship benefits. Travel to and from the medical examination is at your own expense.
If you are selected for an ROTC Scholarship, you are required to:
In addition to the National Scholarships, the department chair awards multiple four, three, and two-year scholarships annually to competitive, eligible students.