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ROTC Scholarships pay full tuition, most fees plus $1,200 per year book allowance. Additionally, all contracted cadets receive a monthly living stipend ($300-$500) 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:

-must have a GPA of at least 2.5

-must have a qualified medical physical (paid for by Army ROTC)

-must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)

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.

If you have any questions, Mr. Nathan Rudebusch, 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.