FULL TUITON AND FEES COVERAGE

ROTC Scholarships cover the full tuition and the common semester fees. You will also receive $1,200 per year as a book allowance. Additionally, all contracted cadets receive a monthly living stipend $420 during the school year.

Apply during the current semester in order to receive the scholarship for the following semester.

To be eligible for scholarships, students:

  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Be cleared by a medical physical (Paid for by the Army)
  • Pass an Army Fitness Test

Scholarship Types

CAMPUS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Already a student? We currently award two to three year scholarships to students actively enrolled in the university. Start off by signing up for one of our basic classes like MS 101, then come speak to our enrollment officer to get the ball rolling on applying for a scholarship. We also have specific scholarships reserved for nursing students.

GUARANTEED RESERVE FORCE DUTY SCHOLARSHIP (GRFD)

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships are available through the US Army Reserve Components  for students that desire to participate in the Senior ROTC program. These scholarships guarantee that the student will serve in the US Army Reserves (USAR) or the Army National Guard (ARNG) after graduating from college and commissioning into the Army. These scholarships can be used to directly cover tuition and fees or be taken as $5,000 per semester for  room and board. The student may also be eligible to use other benefits they have earned through their service within their reserve component.

SIMULTANEOUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

The Simultaneous Membership Program allows for currently serving Army Reservists and members of the Army National Guard to participate in ROTC and commission upon graduation. These cadets continue to serve in their reserve component where they will be placed in a provisional leadership position and gain first-hand experience from being in front of Soldiers. In addition to accruing time in service and receiving pay at the E-5 rate for drill weekends, they can compete to serve on active duty following graduation and commissioning.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

This scholarship is for current high school juniors/seniors planning on attending a four-year university. You could receive a full 4 year scholarship or a 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship to the college of your choice. If you don't receive the national scholarship, you can still sign up for MS 101 class your freshman year and compete for a campus based scholarship. For more information, visit https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html or contact the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer.

CRITICAL LANGUAGES AND CLIP-B

The purpose of the Culture and Language Incentive Program  (CLIP-B) program is to promote the study of languages and cultural studies that are of importance to the Army. Courses are designed to teach the student how to speak, read, write, or interpret that foreign language. Successful completion of the course to be eligible for CLIP-B payment requires the student to achieve at least a B or better and must be contracted. UWL offers Russian, Chinese, Arabic (DL), and Japanese (DL). For more info, clink the following link: https://www.uwlax.edu/global-cultures-and-languages/languages/critical-languages/ 

If you have any questions, Mr. Eric Jones, the Eagle Battalion Scholarship and Enrollment Officer, is happy to speak with you and answer any questions concerning ROTC scholarships and enrollment. He can be reached at 608-209-5047 and rotc@uwlax.edu.

Cadets from across the nation come to La Crosse to compete in the Army ROTC grueling Northern Warfare Challenge. This physical and skill based challenge covers 18 miles in our own backyard, starting and ending at Grandad's Bluff. Cadets must carry 35-45 lbs on their back while competing in tasks like starting a controlled fire, knot tying, weapons qualification, and much more! Cadets Competing in La Crosse Bluffs Cadets from across the nation come to La Crosse to compete in the Army ROTC grueling Northern Warfare Challenge. This physical and skill based challenge covers 18 miles in our own backyard, starting and ending at Grandad's Bluff. Cadets must carry 35-45 lbs on their back while competing in tasks like starting a controlled fire, knot tying, weapons qualification, and much more!
ROTC is run by the students enrolled in our program. They lead in our classes and mentor the younger Cadets. This is executed by clear communication and encouragement. Cadets in Charge ROTC is run by the students enrolled in our program. They lead in our classes and mentor the younger Cadets. This is executed by clear communication and encouragement.
Our Cadets compete for the opportunity to be trained and experience rappelling out of a hovering helicopter. The adrenaline rushes as they utilize their training and descend the 50 feet to the solid ground below them. Rappelling + Helicopters Our Cadets compete for the opportunity to be trained and experience rappelling out of a hovering helicopter. The adrenaline rushes as they utilize their training and descend the 50 feet to the solid ground below them.
Through the years that you spend in the Army ROTC program, you work closely with your peers to learn, to train, and eventually to teach those following in your footsteps. The classes of students are there for you through the thick and thin. You become part of the Eagle Battalion Family! Family Atmosphere Through the years that you spend in the Army ROTC program, you work closely with your peers to learn, to train, and eventually to teach those following in your footsteps. The classes of students are there for you through the thick and thin. You become part of the Eagle Battalion Family!
Many of our Cadets volunteer their time with our Eagle Battalion Color Guard. We present the Colors at football games, in parades, and at veteran events. This comes as a great honor to represent those that came before us and those that currently serve. Honor at the Football Field Many of our Cadets volunteer their time with our Eagle Battalion Color Guard. We present the Colors at football games, in parades, and at veteran events. This comes as a great honor to represent those that came before us and those that currently serve.
Every year, our Cadets volunteer in helping the new students move into their dorms. Moving in the Students Every year, our Cadets volunteer in helping the new students move into their dorms.
Our program makes a point to keep volunteering as an integral part of what we do. One of our repeating volunteer projects has been helping rebuild or replace bridges in the Hixon Forest. Each class completes a project each semester as a team. Where should we go next? Repairing the Trails Our program makes a point to keep volunteering as an integral part of what we do. One of our repeating volunteer projects has been helping rebuild or replace bridges in the Hixon Forest. Each class completes a project each semester as a team. Where should we go next?