Bravest of the Brave
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
-John Quincy Adams
The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program offers students the chance to pursue higher education with financial support from the Army. Along with learning and physical training, the program prepares students for military service as commissioned officers in the active Army, or part-time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
Scholarships and Grants
The Army ROTC offers a wide range of financial aid to students based on their merit and grades. All scholarships include a stipend of $420 per month to offset the cost of living and $1,200 for books.
- Seniors in high school can apply for the ROTC National Scholarship, which opens mid-June between their junior and senior year.
- College students are eligible to apply for full tuition scholarships, options for room and board in place of tuition, or additional allowances for books and fees.
Path to Success
FRESHMAN YEAR provides students with an introduction to the Army and basic soldier skills. Cadets learn about the Profession of Arms, and examine what it means to be a U.S. Army professional. With a focus on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army’s Leadership Requirements Model, cadets gain a complete understanding of ROTC, its purpose in the Army, and the advantages of the program.
SOPHOMORE YEAR focuses on leadership and ethics, and adds depth to cadets’ knowledge of leadership styles. Cadets conduct an analysis of famous leaders, as well as a self-assessment of their own leadership style. The Army Profession is also stressed through understanding values, ethics, and how to apply both to situations they may encounter as leaders. Students are required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on performance-oriented environment during a weekly lab facilitated by Military Science (MS) III cadets, supervised by MS IVs and cadre.
Students may leave the program or continue with advanced courses to earn a commission as an officer upon graduation. Completion of the Army ROTC program gives students a number of opportunities.
- Graduates of the Army ROTC program will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army and will embark on specialized training in their first Army branch.
- Following officer branch training and a first assignment, Army officers may pursue additional specialized training and postgraduate educational opportunities.
- Army officers will also be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions in upper management. They may develop doctrine, teach military tactics, or serve as advisors.
- A small student-to-professor ratio of just 11:1 allows for considerable mentoring from faculty members, as well as faculty-led research projects in many areas.
- Flexible academic programs allow cadets to augment their military training to create a unique career path.
- An interdisciplinary curriculum enriches students understanding of multiple disciplines and facilitates the pursuit of double majors or minors.