Scholarship Opportunities

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps has a variety of scholarships which provide tuition assistance, money for books, and a stipend for qualified cadets. These scholarships are available as four, three, and two year awards depending upon when students apply.

Scholarships at all of our member schools cover full tuition and mandatory fees, plus provide a tax free stipend ranging from $300-$500 a month. Additionally, Cadets on scholarship receive a yearly allowance of $1,200.00 for books.

*Four-year scholarships

*Three- and Two-year Scholarships

*U.S Army Reserve and National Guard

*Green to Gold

The Four-Year Scholarship

The four-year scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. To compete for this scholarship you must:

*Be a U.S. citizen between ages 17 and 27
*Have a high school GPA of at least 2.5
*Score minimum 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
*Meet physical (medical) standards
*Agree to serve on active duty in the Army OR in a Reserve/National Guard Component
*Complete an online application. The application window for high school juniors opens in March of the junior year. Click here to complete an online application.

The Two or Three Year Scholarship

The three or two-year scholarship is available to undergraduate students with two or more years left until degree completion.  Graduate students are eligible for a two year scholarship.  The application process for these scholarships is extremely simple and involves filling out a one page information sheet and meeting basic medical standards. The deadline for applying for these scholarships is usually in February of the year preceding when the scholarship will go into effect. To compete for this scholarship you must:

*Be a U.S. citizen between ages 17 and 27
*Have a high school diploma or equivalent and a College GPA of at least 2.5
*Score minimum 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
*Meet physical standards
*Agree to serve on active duty in the Army OR in a Reserve/National Guard Component
*Contact the Scholarship Officer at MIT Army ROTC at 617-253-4471 to apply

One of the best ways to improve your chances of winning a three- or two-year scholarship is to participate in Army ROTC classes before applying for a scholarship. This demonstrates your interest in the program while giving you a chance to learn more about ROTC before you decide to join. Students can participate in any Military Science course within the first two years of the program without being on scholarship or incurring any military commitment.

Three-year scholarship winners join the program in the Military Science 2 curriculum. Two-year scholarship winners attend a 4-week Leaders’ Training Course (LTC) conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky over the summer before they enter the MS 3 class in order to learn military fundamentals covered in the MS 1 and 2 course load. LTC is a paid opportunity to have lots of fun while learning how to fire rifles, rappel, maneuver through obstacle courses, and navigate. The course also catches the prospective Cadet up on all Military Science knowledge missed in the previous two years.

U.S Army Reserve and National Guard

The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer Trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.  Cadets serving in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard are also eligible for two or three-year scholarships.

Green to Gold

The Green to Gold Program provides enlisted Soldiers on Active Duty an opportunity to complete their degree and obtain a commission through ROTC. The Green to Gold seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to:

*To leave active duty and attend college to earn degrees and commissions
*Remain on active duty and attend college to earn degrees and commissions

For more information on Green to Gold options, click here and follow the instructions for enlisted Soldiers. You many also contact our Scholarship Officer, Sean McDonough, at 617-324-1427 or email smcd@mit.edu to learn more.