Edinboro University ROTC students who commit to the challenging, yet prestigious, journey of the U.S. Army can receive a $5,000 signing bonus, courtesy of a new, limited-time program.
The bonus will be awarded to current college sophomores, or students with two years remaining at a 4-year institution, who enroll in a college-level ROTC program and complete the ROTC’s challenging Basic Course.
“This program is an ideal option for those who wish to begin serving their country, as well as jump start their future,” said Major Benjamin Kavanagh, commander of the Edinboro University ROTC program and professor of Military Science.
The basic training program, which takes place in Fort Knox, Ky., teaches cadets the skills and course material they would have learned during their first two years in EU’s ROTC program, allowing them to catch up with their classmates.
After completion of the Basic Course, students would begin the university-sponsored ROTC program as third-year students in a 4-year program, along with collecting the $5,000 bonus.
“The course instills confidence, discipline, leadership, focus and decision-making abilities to become a leader, in the Army and in life,” said Tom Anderson, EU’s ROTC scholarship and enrollment officer. “These are just a few of the qualities that today’s top employers are looking for.”
Upon graduation, cadets who have successfully completed the military science requirements may secure a position as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves or Army National Guard.
Due to the wide range of jobs within their branch of the military, Army recruits officers from all degree fields.
Edinboro University’s Military Science program is open to both male and female students who wish to earn a commission as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The program’s main objective is to prepare future officers for their leadership roles across the country. Students who join can look forward to mastering their leadership and personal skills by completing Military Science classes, physical training, military labs and field training exercises.
All applicants must be able to meet the medical, morale and physical enrollment standards of the ROTC program. Some students may qualify for college tuition assistance.
Any EU student interested in the program can visit www.edinboro.edu/ROTC or contact the ROTC office at (814) 732-2562 or ROTC@edinboro.edu. More information from the U.S. Army is available at www.goarmy.com/rotc.