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High School Student Scholarships


The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship benefit package covers full tuition and mandatory fees at all of our participating schools. In addition to tuition and mandatory fees, the student is provided a book allowance of $1200 per year, (to be divided equally between semesters or quarters depending on the school’s system), and a generous stipend.

All scholarship or contracted cadets are entitled to a stipend (subsistence allowance) authorized by law. The stipend is $420 a month during the academic year only.


This scholarship type is awarded to high school seniors who will soon graduate or obtain an equivalent certificate. Competition for these scholarships is keen, as over 6,000 students from across the country compete for them. Scholarships pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, for both resident and non-resident students. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance and a monthly tax-free stipend to defray the cost of living.

There are two types of high school scholarships:

  • 4-year advanced designee
  • 3-year advanced designee

*For the 3-year advanced designee, scholarship winners must satisfactorily participate in Army ROTC their freshmen year and meet Cadet Command GPA and contract requirements in order for their 3-year scholarship to take effect at the beginning of their sophomore year.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26.
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Meet physical standards.
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).

Those applicants advancing to further scholarship consideration are scheduled for a medical examination and an in-person interview.

  • Medical Examination:
    Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted and scheduled for a medical examination by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB). Your medical condition is not a consideration in the selection of winners; however, all winners must be medically qualified and enrolled to receive scholarship benefits. Travel to and from examination is at your own expense.

Military Obligation:

If you are selected for a high school ROTC scholarship, you are required to:

  • Sign a contract with the Secretary of the Army
  • Attend the 5-week Advanced Camp between your Junior and Senior Year
  • Accept a Commission to serve on Army Active Duty, the Army Reserves, or National Guard, upon degree completion
  • Serve in the military for a period of 8 years, which may be fulfilled by one of the following:
    • Serving active duty for a minimum of 4 years of active service with option to complete the remainder of service on Active Duty, in the Reserves, or a combination of both.
    • Serve 8 years in the National Guard/Army Reserves.


To find out more about Army ROTC scholarships, please contact:

Phil Stevenson

Last Updated: 3/2/23