Cadet contractingROTC Scholarships

There are many types of Army ROTC Scholarships. Whether you're a college-bound high school student, already attending a college/university or an enlisted soldier in the Army, Army National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve - Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need. Regardless of the type of scholarship they all have several things in common as far as monetary benefits:

  • Army ROTC Scholarships at NMU pay full tuition and fees or room and board up to the cost of full tuition and fees.
  • Army ROTC Scholarships at NMU pay $600 per semester for Books.
  • Army ROTC Scholarships at NMU pay a monthly tax-free stipend which increases each year.
    • Freshman (MS I Cadets) $300 per month
    • Sophomore (MS II Cadets) $350 per month
    • Junior (MS III Cadets) $450 per month
    • Senior (MS IV Cadets) $500 per month

Eligibility: To be eligible for an Army ROTC Scholarship you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen
  2. Be of good moral character
  3. Be under 31 years old on Dec. 31 of the year you expect to graduate college and be commissioned
  4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to apply and at time of contracting
  5. Have a minimum ROTC GPA of 2.7 if currently enrolled in ROTC classes
  6. Have a minimum of 920 SAT or ACT composite of 19
  7. Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (part-time jobs earn substitute credit)
  8. Pursue an army-approved academic major
  9. Agree to accept a commission as an Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, or US Army Reserve officer
  10. Meet physical standards (must pass Army Physical Fitness Test before receiving benefits)
  11. Be interviewed by the professor of Military Science
  12. Be enrolled as full time student at Northern Michigan University before receiving benefits
  13. Have at least four semesters of school remaining before graduation or be willing to extend to complete the ROTC program
  14. Be medically qualified

Interested in an NMU Army ROTC Scholarship? Watch this short video of a former NMU Army ROTC scholarship cadet who is now an officer in the US Army.

Interested in nursing? There are additional monetary benefits for Army ROTC Nurse Scholarship Cadets.

For the most up to date information on Army ROTC scholarships, this link is applicable whether you are in high school, in or preparing to go to college, or enlisted and serving on active duty.

If you are serving in the US Army National Guard or US Army Reserve you may be interested in a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty scholarship or Dedicated Army National Guard scholarship.

Contracted cadets in the Wildcat Battalion may also compete for an NMU civilian sponsored ROTC Scholarship, the NMU Eric J. Hetrick Memorial ROTC Scholarship.

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