With the cost of college tuition on the rise, many students are looking for financial assistance. In addition to traditional financial aid, such as loans and grants, there is another option to consider: Army ROTC scholarships.
When you join the Army ROTC you may qualify for scholarships and stipends that will help pay for your education. In other words, you will get the same college degree as other students – but you won’t have to pay nearly as much money, if anything at all.
No matter if you are a college or high school student, there is a good chance you will qualify for an Army ROTC scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, such as your grades, not financial need.
An Army ROTC scholarship can consist of the following:
- Full tuition scholarship
- Two, three, and four year Army ROTC scholarships based on how much school you have remaining
- Room and board scholarship, as opposed to tuition, for qualified students
- Additional allowances for fees and books
Living Expenses for Scholarship Recipients
Along with an Army ROTC scholarship that pays your tuition, you may be eligible for a monthly living allowance. The amount you receive is based on your current level in the Army ROTC program.
- 1st year students receive $300/month
- 2nd year students receive $350/month
- 3rd year students receive $450/month
- 4th year students receive $500/month
There is a good chance that you will qualify for an Army ROTC scholarship, regardless of your current level of education. At this time, there are programs for high school students, college students, and enlisted soldiers who are interested in becoming an Officer.
With so much “free money” available, it is easy to see why many students are interested in obtaining an Army ROTC scholarship as opposed to more traditional financial aid. As long as you qualify and have a strong interest in serving in the Army upon graduation, this type of scholarship is perfect for you.