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EDINBORO ROTC ROOM AND BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS

Edinboro offers Full and Partical ROTC Room and Board Scholarships to students who desire to fully participate in the ROTC program.  These scholarships are specifically available for students who are seeking information and experience about the opportunity of becoming an Army Officer WITHOUT any obligation or commitment associated to the Army.   

  • All scholarships are re-allocated each semester
  • Must live in ROTC Housing
  • Must utilize the "#14-meal plan” which includes $350 flex dollars. 
  • There is no obligation or commitment to the Army
  • Must fully participate in all ROTC activities

Contact Mr. Anderson to apply for any ROTC scholarship
tjanderson@edinboro.edu

814-732-1618

4 Year Scholarships

Apply for a four year scholarship while you are still in high school, and have the Army pay for most of your education! A four year scholarship will cover all your tuition and fees each year. That's just the tuition benefits! Include the monthly stipend ranging from $300/month as a freshman and up to $500/month as a senior and a $600 a semester book allowance.  A four year ROTC scholarship at Edinboro University is currently worth $50,063 for instate residents and $61,591.12 for out of state residents!

Four year winners will be expected to come to college physically and mentally prepared. Army ROTC is a challenging, rewarding extra effort for any college student. Four-year scholarships are awarded to only the most qualified students . Excellent grades, higher SAT/ACT test scores, extracurricular activities, and physical fitness are important factors in the selection process.  Earning a four year Army ROTC scholarship is an achievement that you will be proud of for the rest of your life. Four year scholarship recipients will be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the active force or in the National Guard or Reserves.

How Scholarship recipients are Chosen

Selection of winners is based on academic record, SAT or ACT test results, school officials' evaluations and/or recommendations, extracurricular, leadership, and athletic activities. A personal interview and a physical aptitude exam are also taken into consideration. The awarding of an Army ROTC scholarship is merit-based.  Specific scholarship application instructions and requirements are outlined at www.armyrotc.com website.

Who's Eligible?

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

  • You are a U.S. Citizen
  • You will 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 above a 2.5 GPA.
  • You participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities. (A part-time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You must be no older than 30 years of age by the time you expect to graduate. 
  • You're a high school graduate or have equivalent credit.
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major.
  • You are medically qualified
  • You do not have any major criminal or civil convictions
  • You meet required height, weight and physical fitness standards.

Your ROTC Commitment

As a winner of a four-year scholarship, you are required to take ROTC class(es) each year. The class time commitment ranges from one to four hours/week depending on the student's academic year. Upon graduation, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full time in the Active Army for four years, and an additional 4 years in the National Guard, Reserves or Individual Ready Reserves.

ROTC'S Commitment to You

In addition to helping you meet the escalating cost of going to college, our program provides an experience that successful careers are built on. You'll be given personal, scholastic and professional training no other college course offers. You'll learn how to take charge, how to perform under pressure, and how to lead and inspire others. You'll graduate with the kind of leadership and management skills that employers value. That makes ROTC a step in a very smart direction.

When to Apply

By going to www.armyrotc.com you can and should apply on line during the summer before or fall of your senior year. The deadline is usually in December or January. There are two ways to receive a scholarship offer, from Cadet Command based on results of the centralized boards, or from the individual ROTC battalions as a "campus based" offer. The secret to success it to establish and maintain a dialogue with the recruiting officer at each ROTC battalion you are interested in.

Any Questions?

If you want more information about Army ROTC contact us at (814) 732-1618 / 2562 or rotc@edinboro.edu.

3 Year Scholarship

Army ROTC offers students who have an interest in ROTC an opportunity to apply for Three and Two Year Scholarships during their freshman or sophomore year, respectively. These scholarships take effect in the beginning of the next academic semester.

How Winners are Chosen

Selection of winners is based on performance in academic studies, military science course if already enrolled in ROTC, successfully passing the Physical Aptitude Exam or Army Physical Readiness test, a personal interview and observation by the Professor of Military Science, and demonstrated motivation toward an Army career. The Army places a preference on those students who plan on majoring in technological skills, e.g. engineering, physical sciences, nursing, etc. The awarding of an Army ROTC scholarship is merit-based.

Who's Eligible?

You are eligible for a three-year scholarship if you have already completed one semester of college and meet the following requirements:

  • You are a U.S. Citizen
  • You have a minimum 920 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
  • You have a minimum 2.5 GPA in your college courses.
  • You are recommended by the Professor of Military Science.
  • You must be no older than 30 years of age by the time you expect to graduate. 
  • You're a high school graduate or have equivalent credit.
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major.
  • You meet required physical standards.
  • You are medically qualified
  • You do not have any major criminal or civil convictions
  • You meet required height, weight and physical fitness standards.

    Your ROTC Commitment

    As a winner of a four-year scholarship, you are required to take ROTC class(es) each year. The class time commitment ranges from one to four hours/week depending on the student's academic year. Upon graduation, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full time in the Active Army for four years, and an additional 4 years in the National Guard, Reserves or Individual Ready Reserves.

    ROTC'S Commitment to You

    In addition to helping you meet the escalating cost of going to college, our program provides an experience that successful careers are built on. You'll be given personal, scholastic and professional training no other college course offers. You'll learn how to take charge, how to perform under pressure, and how to lead and inspire others. You'll graduate with the kind of leadership and management skills that employers value. That makes ROTC a step in a very smart direction.

    3 Year AD Scholarship

    3 year Advance Designee (AD) scholarships are awarded to students based on their high school performance. The requirements are the same as a 4-year scholarship. Basically it means that you can join the program as a freshman, but your scholarship benefits will not kick in until you are a sophomore.

    2 Year Scholarship

    2–year Army ROTC scholarships are available for anyone who has two remaining years of college left, or possibly for use in Graduate level coursework. The 2–year scholarship can even be awarded prior to that, but benefits will not be received until the last 2 years of the contract.

    Attending the Leader's Training Course [LTC], and receiving a 2–year award is a good option for second– or third– year students, depending if you are in a 4– or 5–year major; graduate students may also apply for 2–year scholarships.

    A two–year award winner will receive the following benefits: two years of full tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, and book money. This makes your last two years of college easier financially, and provides you with a definite job once you graduate.

    Under a 2 year scholarship, you will be commissioned as an active duty 2nd Lieutenant. You can apply for Reserve Forces Duty, but understand that it is not guaranteed.

    Green to Gold Program

    The Green to Gold program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to leave, or are considering leaving active duty to attend college. Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential, who have served at least two years on active duty, are allowed to voluntarily request discharge from active duty to enroll in Army ROTC.

    Upon completing the program, you can earn baccalaureate degrees and a commission as a Second Lieutenant. Four, three and two–year scholarships are available, as well as a two-year non–scholarship option. If you are enlisted in the U.S. Army, you may be eligible to apply for a four, three, or two-year Green-to-Gold scholarship.

    Qualifications and Requirements (Four Year Scholarship):

    • Meet the same citizenship, age, and physical requirements as other applicants for the regular Four Year Scholarship.
    • Apply to a Historically Black College or University and be accepted as an academic freshman by the fall of the year of the award.
    • Complete at least two years of active duty prior to discharge date and complete at least three months of service for every month of specialized training you received.
    • You must be no older than 30 years of age by the time you expect to graduate.
    • Have a minimum SAT of 850 or ACT of 19.
    • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test and achieve a score of 180 or higher with a minimum of 60 points in each event.
    • Meet other selection criteria as prescribed by regulation.

    Qualifications and Requirements (Three and Two Year Scholarships)

    • Meet above requirements (except SAT/ACT minimum).
    • Be accepted as an academic sophomore (for a three-year scholarship), or as an academic junior (for a two-year scholarship) at a college or university offering Army ROTC.
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all previous college work.
    • Have a GT score of 115 or higher.

    The Selection Procedure:

    Green-to-Gold scholarships for active duty enlisted will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

    • Academic achievement or equivalent credit.
    • Leadership potential.
    • Demonstrated motivation towards an Army career.
    • The recommendation of your commanding officer.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for these scholarships, you should see your installation education office for assistance.