Scholarship Opportunities

Army ROTC provides merit-based scholarships and other financial aid opportunities for college-bound high school students and students already attending the University of Kentucky. 

Army ROTC Scholarships are valuable in many ways:

  • Two, three, and four year scholarship options based on time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full tuition and fees scholarship
  • Additional $1,200 yearly allowance for books
  • A monthly(10 months a year) "Living Allowance"  that is tax free and increases each year.

A feature unique to UK and our partnership schools is all four year Army ROTC scholarship recipients recieve free basic room and board.

Four-Year Scholarship

The Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning to attend a four-year college program or for those who have just begun college. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

Your Commitment:

  • 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 Reseve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.

Three-Year Scholarship

The three-year scholarship is available for students already enrolled at UK with three academic years remaining.

Your Commitment:

  • Serve full time in the Army for four years
    • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

Two-year Scholarship

The two-year scholarship is available for those who have two academic years remaining.

Your Commitment:

  • Serve full time in the Army for four years
    • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

Guarenteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship

Many students hope to combine a career in the private sector with service as an Officer in the Reserve components. For these individuals, The Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship presents an ideal opportunity. If selected for one of these scholarships, the student will be guaranteed placement into the Reserve Components upon becoming a Lieutenant. In this way, one can serve the nation as an Army Officer while still pursuing employment opportunities in the private sector of the economy.

Living Allowance for Contracted Cadets

- MS I (Freshman): $300

- MS II (Sophomore): $350

- MS III (Junior): $450

- MS IV (Senior): $500

Critical Language Incentive Pay

The Critical Language Incentive Pay program was established in 2008 to encourage Cadets to enroll in a language course considered critical by the Secretary of the Army. Cadets may earn up to $250/month for participating in the program.

Simultaneous Membership Program (Non-Scholarship)

This program is for current Army Reserve or National Guard Soldiers who simultaneously participate in ROTC. The benefits include:

  • Annual Drill Pay as an E-5 in the Army Reserve/National Guard $3,707
  • Army Reserve Montgomery G.I. Bill (M.G.I.B.) “Kicker” $350
  • 100% Army Tuition Assistance
  • Eligible for Non-Deployable status

 

Scholarship Application Information

The ROTC Scholarship application is conveniently found online. If you are applying for a scholarship, you will first need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application page, at https://hs.usarmyrotc.com/dana-na/auth/url_9/welcome.cgi.

The application deadline is 10 January. All application updates are required to be postmarked by 28 February. If you submit an application via the web, do not submit a hardcopy application as well.

There are several components of the application. Aside from the online form, scholarship applicants are required to complete The ROTC Physical Fitness Assessment Scorecard as part of the High School application process. The assessment consists of three events: Sit-ups, Push Ups, and 1 Mile Run. Upon completion, forward to US Army Cadet Command G2 Incentive Division (FAX: 757-788-5781 or via e-mail to train2lead@usacc.army.mil).

 

 

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