Military Science / ROTC Office
Major Ben Kavanagh
Apply for a four-year scholarship while you are still in high school and have the Army pay for most of your education. 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. A four-year ROTC scholarship at Edinboro University is currently worth $50,063 for in-state residents and $61,591.12 for out-of-state residents.
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.
Selection of winners is based on academic record, SAT or ACT test results, school officials’ evaluations and/or recommendations, extracurricular, leadership and athletic activities. A personal interview and a physical aptitude exam are also taken into consideration. The awarding of an Army ROTC scholarship is merit-based. Specific scholarship application instructions and requirements are outlined at www.goarmy.com.
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 meet the following requirements:
As a winner of a four-year scholarship, you’re required to take ROTC class(es) each year. The class time commitment ranges from one to four hours per week depending on your academic year. Upon graduation, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full-time in the Active Army for four years and an additional four years in the National Guard, Reserves or Individual Ready Reserves.
In addition to helping you meet the escalating cost of going to college, our program provides an experience that successful careers are built on. You’ll be given personal, scholastic and professional training no other college course offers. You’ll learn how to take charge, how to perform under pressure and how to lead and inspire others. You’ll graduate with the kind of leadership and management skills employers value. That makes ROTC a step in a very smart direction.
Apply online during the summer before or fall of your senior year by going to www.goarmy.com. 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.
If you want more information about EU’s Army ROTC, contact us at (814) 732-1618 / 2562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Army ROTC offers students who have an interest in ROTC an opportunity to apply for three- and two-year scholarships during their freshman or sophomore year, respectively. These scholarships take effect in the beginning of the next academic semester.
Selection of winners is based on performance in academic studies, military science courses, if already enrolled in ROTC, successfully passing the Physical Aptitude Exam or Army Physical Readiness test, a personal interview, observation by the professor of Military Science, and demonstrated motivation toward an Army career. The Army places a preference on those students who plan on majoring in technological skills, e.g. engineering, physical sciences, nursing, etc. The awarding of an Army ROTC scholarship is merit-based.
You’re eligible for a three-year scholarship if you have already completed one semester of college and meet the following requirements:
As a winner of a three-year scholarship, you are required to take ROTC class(es) each year. The class time commitment ranges from one to four hours per week depending on the student’s academic year. Upon graduation, you’re obligated to accept a commission and serve full-time in the Active Army for four years, and an additional four years in the National Guard, Reserves or Individual Ready Reserves.
In addition to helping you meet the escalating cost of going to college, our program provides an experience that successful careers are built on. You’ll be given personal, scholastic and professional training no other college course offers. You’ll learn how to take charge, how to perform under pressure, and how to lead and inspire others. You’ll graduate with the kind of leadership and management skills employers value. That makes ROTC a step in a very smart direction.
Three-year Advance Designee (AD) scholarships are awarded to students based on their high school performance. The requirements are the same as a four-year scholarship. A student can join the program as a first-year student, but the scholarship benefits will not kick in until a student is a sophomore.
Two-year Army ROTC scholarships are available for anyone who has two remaining years of college left or possibly for use in Graduate-level coursework. The two-year scholarship can be awarded prior to that, but benefits will not be received until the last two years of the contract. Attending the Leader’s Training Course [LTC] and receiving a two-year award is a good option for second- or third-year students, depending on whether they’re in a four- or five-year major; graduate students may also apply for two-year scholarships.
A two-year award winner will receive the following benefits: two years of full tuition and fees, a monthly stipend and book money. This makes your last two years of college easier financially and provides you with a definite job once you graduate.
Under a two-year scholarship, you will be commissioned as an active duty Second Lieutenant. You can apply for Reserve Forces Duty, but understand that it is not guaranteed.
The Green to Gold program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to leave, or are considering leaving active duty to attend college. Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential, who have served at least two years on active duty, are permitted to request voluntarily discharge from active duty to enroll in Army ROTC.
Upon completing the program, you can earn baccalaureate degrees and a commission as a Second Lieutenant. Four-, three- and two-year scholarships are available, as well as a two-year, non-scholarship option.
Green-to-Gold scholarships for active duty enlisted will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
Edinboro offers full and partial ROTC Room and Board Scholarships to students who wish to fully participate in the ROTC program. These scholarships are specifically available for students who are seeking information and experience about the opportunity of becoming an Army Officer WITHOUT any obligation or commitment associated to the Army.
Phone: (814) 732-1618
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