Need help financing your college education?
Apply for a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Army ROTC Scholarship!
The Army ROTC program provides college trained officers for the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR). The Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship is one of two programs directed by law that must have scholarships awarded yearly.
The program provides scholarship opportunities to college students who will be juniors in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. The two-year scholarships available in the GRFD program require recipients to be in either a National Guard or Reserve Unit. Individuals in the Reserves who win a GRFD scholarship have the option to request active duty during the accession process, but those in the National Guard cannot.
Army Reserve and dedicated Army National Guard scholarship cadets, in addition to their normal college degree requirements, take military science courses, participate in scheduled leadership laboratories, attend the 5-week ROTC Leadership Development and Assessment Course, and are members of an ARNG or USAR unit.
Applications are sent by the school to the appropriate State Adjutant General (AG) for Army National Guard applicants and to the Regional Support Commander (RSC) for United States Army Reserve applicants.
The U.S. Army ROTC GRFD and Dedicated Army National Guard scholarships provide financial assistance toward college tuition and education fees of up to $10,000 annually. Additionally, a flat rate of $450 per semester is provided to purchase textbooks, classroom supplies and equipment. Army ROTC Scholarship winners also receive $450 per month in their junior year, ($500 for seniors) for up to ten months of each school year. You will also earn drill pay for participating in National Guard or Army Reserve training activities. Upon graduation and commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard or the Army Reserves, scholarship recipients incur an eight-year military service obligation.
Individuals who receive an ARNG scholarship cannot request active duty, and those who are awarded a dedicated ARNG scholarship are not eligible to receive the Montgomery GI Bill benefits or kicker.
Obligations: If you are selected and accept an Army ROTC GRFD or Dedicated Army National Guard Scholarship, you are obligated to:
The deadline is June 1.
Two-year GRFD or Dedicated ARNG Scholarship Eligibility:
Benefits of these scholarships:
Obligation: 8 years in the Army Reserves or National Guard (1 weekend per month and two weeks in the summer).
To learn more about GRFD/ARNG scholarships, call the Enrollment Officer at (906) 227-2236.