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.


    • 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
    • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
    • Meet physical standards
    • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

    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 Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career


    Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.
    Army ROTC scholarships consist of:  

    • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
    • Full-tuition scholarships
    • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
    • Additional allowances for books and fees


    Army ROTC scholarships also provide a $420 per month living allowance for each school year. Non-scholarship Cadets in ROTC advanced courses (3rd and 4th year) also receive this allowance.
    Apply Online For An Army ROTC Four-Year High School Scholarship

    To apply for the ROTC Scholarship, an application must be started by early February 2021 (TBD).

    If you have started an application by early February 2021 (TBD), you have until early March 2021 to complete your application.

    To appear before a Selection Board to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application, including the PMS interview, by 1159pm EST on one of the below “Document Submission Deadlines.”

    Document Submission Deadlines

    First High School Board:
    October 2020 (Date TBD)

    Second High School Board:
    December 2020 (Date TBD)

    Third High School Board:
    March 2021 (Date TBD)

    Selection Board Convene Dates

    First High School Board:
    late October 2020 (TBD)

    Second High School Board:
    mid January 2021 (TBD)

    Third High School Board:
    late March 2021 (TBD)


    NOTE: Applicants who were previously boarded but not selected to receive a scholarship, can continue to submit documents to increase their chance for selection.

    However, all application updates must be SUBMITTED no later than March 2021 (Date TBD) to be considered for a scholarship during the final board that convenes on late March 2021.

    Watch the Official ROTC YouTube video on how to fill out the 4 Year High School Scholarship Application.


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