Scholarships

Army ROTC has been one of America’s leading sources of scholarships since 1919, making awards to thousands of the highest caliber students each year. Selection of winners is based on academic record, SAT or ACT test results, evaluations of school officials, extracurricular activities, leadership and athletic activities, a personal interview and physical aptitude exam.

In addition to the awarded scholarship that includes the current cost of room and board, less other grants and/or scholarships, scholarship recipients receive a flat rate of $1,200 annually for books and supplies as well as tax-free monthly stipends of $300 (first year), $350 (sophomore year), $450 (junior year) and $500 (senior year).

Student are expected to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each academic year.

Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen. 
  • Be at least 17 years old before the scholarship is effective. 
  • Be under 27 years old on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate and receive your commission. An age extension of up to three years may be granted to veterans who qualify. 
  • Be a high school graduate or have equivalent credit. 
  • Participate in leadership, extracurricular or athletic activities. 
  • Pursue an Army-approved academic major. 
  • Agree to accept a commission as an officer in the Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve. 
  • Meet required physical standards. 
  • Other requirements apply depending on the type of scholarship for which you apply. For more information, contact a professor of military science. 

Four-year scholarships 
The four-year scholarship is awarded to students starting college as first-year students. The student must have a minimum 1,000 SAT or composite 19 ACT. In addition, students must have good high school cumulative unweighted grade point average (generally 3.5 or higher) and be admitted into Wofford as a full-time student.  Additional consideration is given to students who demonstrate leadership potential in extracurricular activities such as athletics, religious organizations, Boy or Girl scouting or a part-time job. The deadline for four-year scholarship applications is  January 15  of the applicant’s senior year in high school. Apply online for the four-year ROTC scholarship.

Three-year scholarships  The three-year scholarship is awarded to students who have completed one year of college. Performance in academic studies (including military science, if already enrolled in ROTC), successfully passing the Army Physical Fitness Test, a personal interview and observation by the PMS and motivation towards an Army career are considered for selection. (Contact Simon Stricklen at   stricklenws@wofford.edu)

Two-year scholarships
The requirements for the two-year scholarship are the same as the three-year scholarship.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Scholarships
The requirements for this scholarship are the same as for other scholarships, however, this scholarship guarantees your service in the United States Army Reserve or National Guard and not in the Regular Army.

The Army ROTC Basic Camp Scholarships
Cadet Command Basic Camp  provides an additional opportunity for students who have missed the first and second years of ROTC to fulfill required training. Successful graduates are eligible for a two-year scholarship to finish their academic career.

Active Duty Green to Gold Scholarship
If enlisted in the Army, you may qualify for a four-, three- or two-year scholarship. Green to Gold applicants, in addition to the requirements above, must complete two years of active duty prior to discharge and three months of service for every month of specialized training received. Applicants need a score of 180 or higher with a minimum of 60 points in each event on the Army Physical Fitness Test, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work, a GT score of 110 or higher and other selection criteria as prescribed by regulation. A professor of military science must also recommend you for the scholarship. SAT/ACT minimum is not required to apply for a two-year scholarship