ROTC programs offer prospective and current college students a number of benefits, including:
- An opportunity to develop technical and leadership skills
- A structured path to a career after college
- Specialized professional training for military officer positions after college
- Scholarships that cover tuition, fees, books, and other student necessities
- Long-term career guidance and continued professional education
It is important to remember that ROTC scholarships provide these benefits in exchange for mandatory active duty service after you complete your bachelor’s program. So you should carefully examine these commitments, along with your other future goals, before accepting a scholarship or entering a program. Academic advisors and ROTC recruiters can answer your questions so you can make a more informed decision.
For High School Students
Many U.S. high schools have 3 to 4 year JROTC programs run by various branches of the military. You may be eligible to enroll in your school’s JROTC program starting in 9th grade.
Scholarships for High School Students
The Four-Year High School 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.