Army ROTC 4-Year Scholarship

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ROTC WILL AWARD 4-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2011-2012 FRESHMAN CLASS


The ROTC Opportunity

Four-year scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants. In keeping with our high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for merit-based scholarships on their scholastic achievement and extra-curricular accomplishments. Even if you're not awarded a scholarship now, there are other ROTC scholarship opportunities once you're on campus.

Scholarship benefits cover full tuition and fees.

In addition to the awarded scholarship, each recipient receives a flat rate of $1,200 annually for books, supplies, and equipment, as well as up to $3,000 in spending money during the freshman year and $3,500 during the sophomore year, tax free. This stipend will increase to $4,500 during the junior year and $5,000 during the senior year.

How scholarship recipients are chosen

Selection is based on the "whole person" concept: academic record, SAT or ACT test results, school evaluations, extra-curricular activities, leadership and athletics, and a personal interview with a scholarship board at the desired university.

Since the Army, like many of today's top organizations, values technological skills, scholarship preference is given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, physical sciences, and nursing, but all MTSU academic majors qualify to compete for scholarships.

Who's eligible?

You're eligible for the four-year ROTC scholarship if you're ready to begin college as a full-time freshmen, have no prior college experience, and meet the following requirements:

  • You're a U.S. citizen.
  • You'll be 17 before the scholarship is effective.
  • You've taken the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply, and have a minimum 920 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
  • You have good high school grades
  • You participate in leadership, extra-curricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 27 on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate and commission. (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to three years.)
  • You're a high school graduate or have equivalent credit.
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major.
  • You meet required physical standards.
  • We are looking for quality students that possess Scholar, Athlete, Leader (SAL) attributes. Following are examples of competitive attributes:

(1) High School Criteria (4-Year Scholarship Applicants)

Scholar (only requires one of the bullets)

  • Valedictorian/Salutatorian
  • Membership in National Honor Society
  • GPA over 3.0 and SAT/ACT score over 1100/24
  • Top 10% of class and either
  • GPA over 3.0 or
  • SAT/ACT score above 1100/24

Athlete (only requires one of the bullets)

  • Varsity letter from high school team
  • Member of regional/city/competitive league
  • Either active involvement in organized competitive

Leader (only requires one of the bullets)

  • Elected member of student government, class, activity
  • Captain of athletic or academic team
  • Eagle Scout/Gold Star
  • Served in position of responsibility in school/club/church or private organization and leader in volunteer service organization/activities

(2) Campus Criteria:

Scholar (only requires one of the bullets)

  • Campus Academic Honors Designee
  • Cumulative GPA over 3.0 and SAT/ACT over 1100/24 (Freshman and Green to Gold)
  • Top third of class and either
  • Cumulative GPA over 3.0 and SAT/ACT score above 1100/24 (Freshman and Green to Gold)
  • In an academic program with the ADM coding of 3, 4, or 5 IAW CC Reg 145-12 and a cumulative GPA over 2.5

Athlete (only requires one of the bullets)

  • Current member of college competitive or intramural team
  • Current member of regional/city/competitive league
  • Either active competitive involvement in organized team sports/unit sports team (Green to Gold) or active involvement in individual athletic competitions (triathlon, mountain biking, running, martial arts, etc.)

Leader (only requires one of the bullets)

  • Elected member of student government, class, activity
  • Captain of college athletic or academic team
  • Eagle Scout/Gold Star
  • Prior service NCO (reserve or active duty)
  • Owns/runs own business or in supervisory position
  • Serves in position of responsibility in school/club/church or private organization and leader in volunteer service organization/activities

Your ROTC Commitment

As a recipient of a four-year scholarship, you're required to take an ROTC class, which demands no more than a few hours of your time each week. Upon graduation, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full-time in the active Army, or part-time in either the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve. The service obligation is 8 years in one of the three Army services mentioned above. The Active Army Commitment can be served in a combination of four years Active Duty and four years Reserves or National Guard duty. National Guardsmen and U.S. Army Reservists serve one weekend per month and a 2 week period usually during the summer.

Where to Apply

Apply on-line at armyrotc.com

Apply early. High School seniors should start the scholarship application process early in July/August. Interviews will be held at MTSU Army ROTC Department in October, February and March.