Army ROTC Scholarships

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps offers scholarships for active duty, National Guard Reserve, and nursing.

Army ROTC offers four, three and two-year scholarships. Currently, these scholarships pay full tuition costs as well as a flat rate of $1,200 annually for textbooks and supplies. Each scholarship includes a stipend of $300-$500 for 10 months per year, during each year that the scholarship is in effect. The allowance is $300 per month for freshmen, $350 per month for sophomores, $450 per month for juniors, $500 per month for seniors. Additionally, USF currently provides room and board grants for ROTC scholarship cadets.

There are different types of scholarships available: line scholarships, nurse scholarships, and language scholarships. Students who are nursing majors apply for a nurse scholarship. Students who are interested in language study apply for language scholarships. All other majors of study (no restrictions) fall under a line scholarship.

Reserve/Guard Scholarships

National Guard and Army Reserve scholarships are also available. Included in these are the 3-year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship for either National Guard or Army Reserve. These scholarships are for those students who wish to serve their country, but want to work in the private sector on a regular basis.

Language Incentives

A language incentive is also available for students wishing to study the following languages: Arabic, Persian - Farsi, Persian - Dari, Chinese - Mandarin, Pashtu, Urdu, Indonesian, Swahili, Hausa, and Korean. Any scholarship Cadet that studies and passes courses in these languages will receive an incentive of $100 per month for 100-level courses, $150 per month for 200-level course, $200 per month for 300-level courses, and $250 per month for 400-level courses.

How to Apply

To apply for campus-based two-to-four year scholarships, students must be planning or currently enrolled in ROTC as a full-time student at USF, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, or the Academy of Art University in addition to other eligibility criteria.

  • High school students interested in applying for a four-year scholarship can learn more through the GoArmy website.
  • Active duty enlisted soldiers interested in becoming an officer should learn more about the Army’s Green to Gold program.
  • Army Reserve or National Guard soldiers, or those interested in serving in the Guard or Reserve while attending college, should request more information about the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). The program allows you to earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.

For more information on applying for a scholarship, contact the Admissions Officer, Mr. Joel Correa (415) 422-5628.