University of Southern Indiana

High School Students

High School Students

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4-Year College Scholarhip Application

(This is an application for a National Scholarship. High school students who are not awarded a National Scholarship should not be discouraged.  There are several other campus based scholarships to apply for at USI.)


Scholarships and stipends in USI Army ROTC help you focus on what’s important. Namely, getting that college degree — not how you’ll pay for it.

If you’re interested in attending college while learning what it takes to become an Army Officer, ROTC may be right for you. In addition to teaching you valuable leadership skills, military training, and discipline, USI Army ROTC can also provide you with money for tuition and other expenses through scholarships.


After high school graduation, you may be interested in getting college tuition assistance. Find out how you can get that and much more in Army ROTC.

The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

Four-year Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

And a monthly living allowance:

  • 1st year, $300 per month
  • 2nd year, $350 per month
  • 3rd year, $450 per month
  • 4th year, $500 per month


High School Scholarships:

  1. Be a US Citizen.
  2. Be 17 by October of the semester you are entering college and must not reach 31 years of age before December 31st of the year you graduate from college and receive your commission
  3. Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  4. Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate by September of the year you will enter college
  5. Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT or a 19 composite on the ACT; not including the written portion of the test
  6. Have no moral or personal conviction that will prevent you from:
    • Bearing arms
    • Supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States
  7. Receive a waiver for any arrest or civil conviction (if applicable)

Although medical qualification is not required to be eligible to receive a scholarship offer, medical qualification is required in order to receive the scholarship benefits.

To receive the scholarship benefits you must also agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army National Guard, or U.S. Army Reserve) upon graduation and receipt of your commission.


  • An eight-year service commitment with the Army.
  • Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.


Download an ROTC Physical Assessment Card

Contact CPT Adam Balbach


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