National High School Scholarships

Army ROTC cadets

Army ROTC provides college-trained officers for the Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. The Army ROTC program is offered at more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the nation. As the largest single source of Army officers, the ROTC program fulfills a vital role in providing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Army.

For information on the service obligations and financial assistance that ROTC offers, please refer to this scholarship smartsheet (note: must have Microsoft Excel or equivalent in order to open this file).

When applying for a scholarship, please keep in mind the following:

  1. Be a United States citizen.
  2. Be 17 years of age within the first semester of your freshman year, and must not reach your 31st birthday by 31 December of the year in which you will graduate from college and receive your commission. 
  3. Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate before September of the year you will enter college. If you are taking or have taken college courses, you must be considered a beginning Freshman and have 4 academic years remaining for a baccalaureate degree upon enrollment in the fall of the year you will enter college.
  4.  If you are in an accelerated program and will complete your senior year of high school and first year of college concurrently - you must have 4 academic years remaining in an approved baccalaureate degree program upon enrollment in the fall.
  5.  If you are a college freshman in a documented five year program with 4 years remaining in fall, you must submit verification from your university that your course of study is a five-year program and that you will have four full years remaining. Contact the Army Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your university for a copy of a planned academic program worksheet. 
  6. Satisfactorily explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  7. Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  8. Receive at least a minimum SAT score of 920 or an ACT composite score of 19.
  9. All scholarship applicants' physical ability must be assessed. We will request that your guidance counselor arrange for you to take the Army Physical Fitness Test. The required information will be sent directly to your high school.