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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Details

Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need. Ellis Scholarship

Army ROTC  scholarships consist of:

  • Two- three- and four-year full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for a full room-and-board scholarship in place of tuition, if you already have an outside tuition scholarship
  • Additional allowances for books ($1200 per year) and fees (such as a student recreation center fee)
  • If admitted to Vanderbilt University, you will receive an extra $6,000 per year towards room and board
  • Army ROTC scholarships also provides tax free subsistence allowance of $420/monthly while in school.

Competitive Characteristics

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exhibit traits of a scholar, athlete, and leader. 

  • Scholar: National Honor Society, Honors, and Advance Placement Courses, GPA over 3.0, Top 10% of Class
  • Athlete: Varsity Letters from school team, member of regional, city, or competitive league, organized competitive team sports, individual athletic competitions
  • Leader: Elective member of student government or class, Captain of academic team, position of responsibility in a school, club, or volunteer organization

Your Commitment

Army ROTC students who receive a scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advance Course (Junior and Senior Year) mustagree to complete a period of service with the Army.

  • You can serve on full-time active duty for three years (four years for scholarship winners) and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Selected Cadets may choose to serve part-time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career instead of Active Duty.


Scholarships are competitive. Eligibility requirements include:Commision

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army

Scholarship Application Online

If you are a high school student applying for a scholarship, follow these steps.