Criteria for Army ROTC Scholarships

Whether you’re a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC Scholarships are available for anybody that wants to apply and meets the criteria.

Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.

For ALL Army ROTC Scholarships, Cadet Command utilizes the following three criteria areas to determine eligibility and awards. This is a competitive process, just because you are qualified does not mean you will automatically receive a scholarship.

Scholar criteria is determined from your high school grades (minimum of a 2.5 CUM GPA) and SAT or ACT scores. The higher your grades and scores, the better your chances.

Athlete criteria is determined by your participation in sports, your performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and whether or not you meet the Army’s height and weight standards. The better your physical and athletic ability, the better your chances.  Learn more about Army Physical Fitness here.

Leader criteria is determined by your participation in leadership positions in extra-curricular activities both in and out of high school during your high school years. Particular emphasis is placed on leadership positions you may have held on sports teams, volunteer activities, part-time work, clubs, scouting, church, etc.


Army ROTC scholarships are valuable in many ways:

  • TWO, THREE, and FOUR year scholarships available covering Full Tuition and Educational Fees
  • Receive 100% Room and Board in place of tuition


Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. In addition to your tuition scholarship, you will receive an additional $450 per month tax free which can be applied towards any campus related expense.


Campus Based Army ROTC Scholarships

Numerous Campus Based Army Scholarships are available, and are awarded each semester to be applied for the upcoming semester.  Campus Based Scholarships are available on a competitive basis–Based on year group Order of Merit (S-A-L)

  • Scholar: 2.5 Cumulative GPA at host university
  • Athlete: Achieve a passing score on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
  • Height / Weight: Be within Army Height / Weight regulations for your age group
  • Leader: Recommendation from your Military Science Instructor (CeMAT)