By enrolling in ROTC, are you joining the Army?
Is ROTC like “boot camp”?
What can students expect to learn by taking ROTC?
What makes ROTC different from regular college management courses?
Is there a military obligation during college?
What is the ROTC course comprised of?
How do students benefit from Army ROTC?
Does Army ROTC offer scholarships?
How much money does ROTC usually award and what does the money go towards?
On what basis are scholarship winners chosen?
Can only scholarship winners enroll in ROTC?
How often are Army ROTC scholarships awarded?
More about USI Army ROTC
Q: What makes ROTC different from regular college management courses?
A: Students in ROTC learn through a unique program that involves both classroom and “live” situations. For instance, an ROTC cadet might be found leading classmates through adventure training, down a river in a raft, or up a mountain wall.
Q: What is the ROTC course comprised of?
A: The ROTC program is divided into phases: The Basic Course studies Army history, organization and structure. The techniques and principles of leadership and management are stressed throughout. The Advanced Course concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction, as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership, and command.
Q: How do students benefit from Army ROTC?
A: In college and after graduation, cadets find that the training and experience that they have received are assets – whether pursuing an Army or civilian career. Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills that ROTC instructors stress. Plus, ROTC looks great on a resume. When cadets complete the ROTC course, upon graduation, they become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.
Q: Does Army ROTC offer scholarships?
A: Yes. Each year hundreds of students attending colleges nationwide receive ROTC scholarships. ROTC awards them to students studying science, engineering, nursing, business, as well as a variety of other majors.
Q: How much money does ROTC usually award and what does the money go towards?
A: Scholarships are awarded at different monetary levels. At some schools an ROTC scholarship is worth up to $80,000, which goes towards tuition and educational fees. Also, scholarship winners receive an allowance of up to $1,500 a year.
Q: On what basis are scholarship winners chosen?
A: ROTC scholarships are not based on financial need. Instead, they’re awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government or part-time work.
Q: Can only scholarship winners enroll in ROTC?
A: No. Anyone can enroll in ROTC. And regardless of whether you’re a scholarship winner or not, all ROTC books, supplies and equipment are furnished at not cost to you.
Q: How often are Army ROTC scholarships awarded?
A: Scholarships are awarded once a year. Students apply by November 15 and selections are made continuously thru May 15. Four-year scholarship applications must be requested between March 1 and November 1. Also, once cadets are on campus, two-year and three-year scholarships become available.