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          Military Science / ROTC Office
          G-3 Hendricks Hall
          235 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Email: rotc@edinboro.edu 
          Phone: (814) 732-2562

          Major Ben Kavanagh
          Professor of Military Science
          Phone: (814) 732-1611

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          Scholarships



          The ROTC Program at Edinboro University offers several scholarships to help you pay for your college education while developing leadership skills and experiencing everything that ROTC has to offer.

          ROTC students posing together

          Four-Year Scholarships

          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.

          How Scholarship Recipients are Chosen

          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.

          Who’s Eligible?

          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:

          • You are a U.S. Citizen.
          • You are between the ages of 17 and 26.
          • You’ve taken the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply, and have a minimum 920 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
          • You have above a 2.5 GPA.
          • You participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities. (A part-time job earns you substitute credit.)
          • You must be no older than 30 years of age by the time you expect to graduate. 
          • You have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
          • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
          • You pursue an Army-approved academic major.
          • You are medically qualified.
          • You meet required height, weight and physical fitness standards.

          Your ROTC Commitment

          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.

          ROTC’S Commitment to You

          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.

          When to Apply

          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.

          Any Questions?

          If you want more information about EU’s Army ROTC, contact us at (814) 732-1618 / 2562 or rotc@edinboro.edu

          Three-Year Scholarships

          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.

          How Winners are Chosen

          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.

          Who’s Eligible?

          You’re eligible for a three-year scholarship if you have already completed one semester of college and meet the following requirements:

          • You are a U.S. Citizen.
          • You have a minimum 920 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
          • You have a minimum 2.5 GPA in your college courses.
          • You are recommended by the Professor of Military Science.
          • You will be no older than 30 years of age by the time you expect to graduate. 
          • You have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
          • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
          • You pursue an Army-approved academic major.
          • You meet required physical standards.
          • You are medically qualified.
          • You do not have any major criminal or civil convictions.
          • You meet required height, weight and physical fitness standards.

          Your ROTC Commitment

          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.

          ROTC’S Commitment to You

          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 Advanced Designee Scholarship

          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 Scholarship

          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.

          Green to Gold Program

          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.

          Qualifications and Requirements (Four-Year Scholarship)

          • Meet the same citizenship, age, and physical requirements as applicants for the non-enlisted Four-Year Scholarship.
          • Be accepted to a college of your choice, which offers Army ROTC.
          • Complete at least two years of active duty prior to discharge date and complete at least three months of service for every month of specialized training you received.
          • You must be no older than 30 years of age by the time you expect to graduate.
          • Have a minimum SAT of 920 or ACT of 19.
          • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test and achieve a score of 180 or higher with a minimum of 60 points in each event.
          • Meet other selection criteria, as detailed here.

          Qualifications and Requirements (Three- and Two-Year Scholarships)

          • Meet above requirements (except SAT/ACT minimum).
          • Be accepted as an academic sophomore (for a three-year scholarship), or as an academic junior (for a two-year scholarship) at a college or university offering Army ROTC.
          • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all previous college work.
          • Have a GT score of 115 or higher.

          The Selection Procedure

          Green-to-Gold scholarships for active duty enlisted will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

          • Academic achievement or equivalent credit.
          • Leadership potential.
          • Demonstrated motivation towards an Army career.
          • The recommendation of your commanding officer.

          Edinboro ROTC Room and Board Scholarship

          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.

          • All scholarships are re-allocated each semester
          • Must live in ROTC Housing
          • Must use the "#14-meal plan,” which includes $350 flex dollars
          • There is no obligation or commitment to the Army
          • Must fully participate in all ROTC activities

          Contact Mr. Tom Anderson or the Military Science/ROTC Office to apply for any ROTC scholarship:

          Tom Anderson

          Email: tjanderson@edinboro.edu
          Phone: (814) 732-1618

          ROTC Office
          Email: rotc@edinboro.edu
          Phone: (814) 732-2562