ROTC Scholarships are not based on financial need. Instead, they’re awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government or part-time work.
No. Anyone can enroll in ROTC. And regardless of whether you’re a scholarship winner or not, all ROTC books, supplies and equipment are furnished at no cost to you.
The National Board Scholarships are awarded once a year. However, there are other types of ROTC scholarships that are awarded through-out the year for qualified full time participating students. Also, once a full time college student two, three, and sometimes four year scholarships come available.
In college and after graduation, Cadets find that the training and experience that they have received are assets – whether pursuing an Army or civilian career. Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills that ROTC instructors stress. Plus, ROTC looks great on a Resume. When Cadets complete the ROTC course, upon graduation, they become commissioned officers in the US Army.
Only students that are pre-qualified can contract as an Army ROTC Cadet and start receiving financial benefits in addition to their leadership development. This is normally done at the start of your college junior year or upon earning a scholarship.