Army ROTC Scholarships
Students must meet same requirements as non-scholarship cadets plus have a 2.5 or better GPA). Options and benefits change often so go to http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/ for the latest information about scholarships.
ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Army ROTC scholarships consist of two-, three- and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree. These are full-tuition scholarships (with option for room and board instead of tuition), additional allowances for books and fees, and a monthly stipend. These scholarships obligate a student to become an Officer in the Army after graduation.
Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) and Dedicated ARNG/USAR scholarships are available through the Army Reserve and National Guard for students that desire to participate in the Army ROTC program. These two or three year scholarships obligate a student to become and SMP cadet while in college and an Officer in the Army Reserve or National Guard after graduation. They are full-tuition and fees scholarships (with option for room and board instead of tuition), additional allowances for books and fees, and a monthly stipend. If qualified, cadets may be eligible to receive Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) as well as Federal and State tuition assistance benefits. Students must be eligible for and participate in the SMP Program to compete for GRFD scholarships.
ARMY ROTC NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
Nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets can benefit from unique hands-on nursing opportunities while receiving financial assistance for college. You will gain valuable leadership experience and management training that can benefit you in either a military or private-sector nursing career. The Army ROTC Nursing Scholarship program offers two-, three- or four-year scholarships for undergraduate nursing students. These are full-tuition scholarships (with option for room and board instead of tuition), additional allowances for books and fees, and a monthly stipend.
GREEN TO GOLD SCHOLARSHIPS
The Army Green to Gold Program is designed to offer Enlisted Soldiers in the active Army the opportunity to earn a commission as Army Officers. This program offers enlisted Soldiers several unique ways to earn a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Active Duty Soldiers who earn the Green to Gold scholarship option are released from Active Duty to attend college full-time, participate in Army ROTC, and receive full-tuition benefits (with option for room and board instead of tuition), additional allowances for books and fees, and a monthly stipend. There is also a Green to Gold Non-scholarship option, with only the monthly ROTC stipend paid as a benefit, where a Soldier is released from Active Duty to attend college full-time and participate in Army ROTC. The third option is for a Soldier to remain on Active Duty to attend college, participate in Army ROTC, and earn the monthly ROTC stipend. The training and commissioning is conducted through Army ROTC, but application for Green to Gold options are initiated through a Soldier's current chain of command.
In addition to traditional Army ROTC Scholarships, there are specialty scholarships for students that are studying in the fields of Science, Math, Technology, or Engineering. These scholarships require a student to major in a STEM related field but offer the same financial benefits as traditional Army ROTC Scholarships, including full tuition and fee or room and board payment, a lump sum for books and a monthly stipend up to $500. These scholarships are submitted and awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Majors at The Citadel eligible for a STEM scholarship are as follows:
- Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)
- Computer Science