Army ROTC offers four, three and two-year scholarships. All cadets receive some form of scholarship offer which could include covering tuition, room & board, as well as books & supplies. To qualify for scholarships, please refer to our scholarship eligibility.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship

The GRFD Scholarship is designed for people who have prior military service and would like to commission into either the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. Scholarship recipients must be USAR/ARNG and attend drill for one weekend/month. Once cadets are contracted, cadets will receive a ROTC stipend, paid as E5 during drill, and must commission into USAR or ARNG (8 year service commitment).

Campus-Based Scholarship

The Army ROTC Campus-Based Program provides financial assistance for the education and training of highly qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to be commissioned as officers in the Army after graduation from college. Students cannot be in the Army Reserves (USAR) or National Guard (ARNG). Students will receive a ROTC scholarship that covers 100% of tuition fees and room/board at USF along with a $600 book stipend. 

Once contracted, cadets will receive a ROTC stipend of $420 per month for 10 months out of the year. Cadets can also compete for active duty, USAR, or ARNG. If students are awarded a 3.5 or 4 year scholarship, they should be contracted during the freshman year. The majority of students are awarded 2.5-3 year scholarships and are contracted during the sophomore year.

National Scholarship

ROTC offers 4-year national scholarships for high school seniors to cover the tuition cost of college expenses in return for their participation in military training while in college and service after they graduate. Students will need to complete the following steps in the scholarship process:

  1. Online application
  2. Submit proof of ACT/SAT score and high school transcript with proof of high school cumulative GPA
  3. Pass the Army Combat Fitness Assessment
  4. Interview with an Army ROTC Professor of Military Science. Students must complete the first two steps prior to scheduling the ROTC interview.