Army ROTC Scholarships

The GRFD program is designed for cadets who are interested in obtaining a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves or National Guard with a guarantee for a reserve component assignment. This scholarship could be part of the simultaneous membership program (SMP), which cover full tuition and mandatory fees, and range in length up to 4 years. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance of $600 per semester (not including summer) and a monthly stipend between $420. These Cadets also receive weekend drill and annual training pay as participants in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).

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Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must not reach 31 years of age by December 31of the year you will graduate from college.
  • Have a minimum High school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT and 19 on the ACT.
  • Satisfactory explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  • Have no moral or personal conviction against bearing arms or supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States.
  • Must complete the ROTC Basic Course requirements or Basic Training.
  • Must be willing to participate in the SMP program with a Guard or Reserve unit. If you do not belong to a unit, you must obtain a letter of acceptance to the unit, stating that they will accept you as a SMP cadet.
  • Must be medically qualified.

Military Obligation

If you are selected for a GRFD scholarship, you are required to sign a GRFD contract, guaranteeing service in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve upon commissioning.

  • Serve 8 years in a National Guard or Reserve unit that includes 3-6 months active duty for initial training. Terms of obligation begins at time of commissioning.
  • Attend a 5-week Advanced Camp between your 3rd and 4th Year at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
  • Accept a Commission to serve active duty, National Guard, or Army Reserve upon degree completion.
  • Serve as a SMP cadet in the unit of your choice with an available SMP slot