Each military service (Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy) has its own scholarship criteria and application process. You may apply for a four-year ROTC scholarship early in your senior year in high school. Once you are at The Citadel, you may apply for a two-year or three-year scholarship. These scholarships pay all tuition costs, but do not cover room and board, books, supplies, or Quarter Master account.
ROTC Enhancement (effective Fall of 2008)
The Armed Forces Scholarship Program has been established to assist the Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC Detachments at The Citadel in bringing the best and brightest officer candidates to the school. Prospective students must have a minimum 1200 SAT (or 27 ACT), a minimum high school GPR of 3.2, and have accepted an ROTC scholarship prior to matriculation as a freshman at The Citadel in order to be considered. Recipients of the scholarship will receive an annual award of $3500 for each year in which they receive the ROTC Scholarship. Recipients of the Armed Forces Scholarship will be notified by The Citadel's Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
A student must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPR to maintain the Armed Forces Scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the scholarship. The Armed Forces Scholarship will not be reinstated once it has been lost.
Students who are awarded an ROTC Scholarship after matriculating at The Citadel are not eligible for an Armed Forces Scholarship.
For more information about ROTC scholarships, please contact the following departments or visit their web sites: