Prospective High School Students

Apply While in High School

After you complete your junior year of high school, you can get a head start on your future by applying for the ROTC National Scholarship (a four-year scholarship), at a participating school.

Your Obligation

Your acceptance of the scholarship means a future service obligation of:

  • Eight years of Army service, with requirements for active duty in the Army, and/or serving in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard, depending on the scholarship
  • You may be eligible to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career immediately after graduation

How to Apply

Get started on your scholarship application:

  • Create an account on My GoArmy.
  • Upon creating an account, login to the Scholarship Application.
  • Locate and contact the Recruiting Operations Officer at the school you plan to attend—most of them have served before and understand the process you’re going through.

Important Dates

Applications opened on June 12, 2023. Your application must be started no later than March 4, 2024 to be eligible for review by the Army ROTC National Scholarship Board. Here are the application and board review dates for the 2024-2025 school year:

  • Applications are due by Oct. 9, 2023 to be reviewed by the board from Oct. 16-20, 2023.
  • Applications are due by Jan. 15, 2024 to be reviewed by the board from Jan. 22-26, 2024.
  • Applications are due by Mar. 11, 2024 to be reviewed by the board from Mar. 18-22, 2024.