2, 3 and 4 year scholarships
We encourage high school seniors to apply for the 4 Year Army ROTC National Scholarship
at the start of their senior year. Please see our Resources page for more information. Newly enrolled Army ROTC cadets may also compete for campus
based 2 and 3 year scholarships. These scholarships may be applied:
- to a cadet’s tuition and fees or,
- to a cadet’s room and board.
- These scholarships may be utilized with other forms of financial aid.
- Additionally, scholarship cadets receive $600 per semester for books and supplies
in addition to their monthly stipend (based on cadet’s Military Science Level).
Guaranteed Reserves Forces Duty (GRFD)
The GRFD program is designed for cadets who are interested in obtaining a commission
in the U.S. Army Reserves (USAR) or Army National Guard (ARNG) with a guarantee for
a Reserve Component (RC) assignment. Scholarships cover full tuition and mandatory
fees or room and board up to $10,000. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance
and a monthly stipend based on their academic year. GRFD Cadets also receive weekend
drill and annual training pay as participants in the Simultaneous Membership Program
(SMP) which means they will attend drill one weekend per month and a two week annual
training with a RC unit.
Minute Man Scholarship
This scholarship offers 2, 3 or 4 year scholarships for qualified applicants. However,
this is a dedicated reserve scholarship in the USAR or ARNG. This means the cadet
will not be able to compete for active duty.
- Receive full tuition and fees (uncapped) or room and board (capped at $10,000 per
- Receive Cadet Monthly Stipend: $300 for freshman, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors
and $500 for seniors
- Annual $1,200 book stipend ($600 per semester)
- Receive Monthly E5/Cadet Drill Pay thru Army ROTC Simultaneous Membership Program
Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
You may be able to take advantage of a program that allows you to participate in ROTC
and enlist in the ARNG or USAR at the same time, provided a vacancy exists in either
a Guard or Reserve unit. It's called the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), and
it means that while you're still in college, you can be gaining valuable experience
and earning extra income. In the SMP, you will be paid at the rate of at least a Sergeant
E-5 for your Guard or Reserve service. In addition, you'll receive the ROTC Advanced
Course allowance as well. You'll serve as an officer trainee in a Guard or Reserve
unit and perform duties commensurate with the grade of second lieutenant. Once you
graduate and receive your commission, you may continue your military service with
a USARor ARNG unit or go on active duty. The ROTC Contract that is agreed upon will
determine a cadet status. You are considered Non-Deployable during your time as an SMP Cadet!
The intent of the SMP Program is to increase officer accessions into the RC by increasing
ROTC enrollment from enlisted RC members who are attending college. SMP cadetsare
paid for their RC training and receive the ROTC allowance as well as $1200.00 per
year for books. Upon completing the ROTC program, the United States Army Officer agrees
to an eight-year obligation, which can be served in the Reserve Forces, on Active
Duty, or a combination of the two.
- Pay up to $4,000 tuition assistance annually
- SMP cadets also may receive the G.I. Bill ®, SMP Kicker and other financial benefits
according to their reserve component contract
- Contracted SMP cadets are not deployable!
All contracted Cadets receive a tax free monthly stipend during the school year based
on their academic and military science level:
Troy University donates 15 room scholarships each semester to contracted Army ROTC
- This scholarship pays for a traditional dorm room and cadets can stay in non-traditional
dorms but will be required to pay the difference in cost.
* Note: None of the listed programs include a meal plan.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official
U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va-gov/gibill.