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Army ROTC Scholarships

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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, school officials’ evaluations, extracurricular activities, leadership and athletic activities, a personal interview, and a physical aptitude exam.

The Department of Military Science at Wofford College awards scholarships to the most outstanding applicants. In keeping with our high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for scholastic as well as extracurricular accomplishments and not on the basis of financial need. Scholarship benefits are awarded in annual amounts full tuition and fees. In addition to the awarded scholarship, each winner receives a flat rate of $1200 annually for books and supplies, as well as, a tax-free monthly stipend of $300 as a freshman, $350 as a sophomore, $450 as a junior and $500 as a senior.

Students offered an Army ROTC Scholarship will qualify for the WC ROTC Scholarship valued at the current cost of room and board less any other grants and/or scholarships the student is eligible to receive. This will encompass both 3 and 4 year scholarships. The WC ROTC Scholarship funds will be awarded freshman year for the 3 year scholars to assists with cost until the actual receipt of the Army ROTC Scholarship Sophomore year.

NOTE: Students 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 Regular Army, Army National Guard, or US Army Reserve
  • Meet required physical standards
  • Other requirements apply depending on the type of scholarship for which you apply. For more information, contact your Professor of Military Science.

Four Year ScholarshipsThe four-year scholarship is awarded to students starting college as a freshman. The student must have a minimum 920 SAT or composite 19 ACT, but selection is highly competitive and these are only the minimum scores. In addition, he/she must have good high school cumulative 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 extra curricular activities such as athletics, religious organizations, Boy or Girl scouting or a part time job.

For the best chance of being awarded an Army 4-year scholarship, on-line applications should be completed no later than July 15th of the summer between the applicant’s junior and senior years of high school.

The final deadline for 4-year scholarship applications is January 15th of the applicant’s senior year in high school.

To apply online for the four-year ROTC scholarship click here.

Three Year ScholarshipsThe 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. (Apply during your freshman year.)

Two Year ScholarshipsThe requirements for the two-year scholarship are the same as the three-year scholarship, with the exception that the student is a junior having a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale on all previous college work. (Apply during your sophomore year.)

Guaranteed Reserve Forces 2 Year ScholarshipsThe requirements for this scholarship are the same as for the two-year scholarship. However, this scholarship guarantees your service in the United States Army Reserve or National Guard and not in the Regular Army.

The Leadership Training Course 2 Year ScholarshipsThe Leadership Training Course provides an additional opportunity for students who have missed the first and second years of ROTC to compete for a two year or Guaranteed Reserve Forces scholarship.

Active Duty Green to Gold ScholarshipIf enlisted in the Army, you may qualify for a 4, 3, or 2-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. The Professor of Military Science must also recommend you for the scholarship. SAT/ACT minimum is not required to apply for a two-year scholarship.

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If you are interested in ROTC at Wofford, Converse, Limestone, or The University of South Carolina Upstate, and would like more information on our program, please email stricklenws@wofford.edu or call 864-597-4338.