Scholarship and Non-Scholarship Options

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.

Scholarship cadets incur no service obligation until their sophomore year. Non-Scholarship cadets may participate through freshmen and sophomore year and incur no service obligation. The earliest a non-scholarship Cadet can sign a contract is sophomore year.

  • Scholarship cadets: Requires an eight year commitment that can be served one of two ways:
    • Four years of active duty and four years in the Inactive Ready Reserve, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve
    • Eight years in the reserve component (Army National Guard or Army Reserve)
  • Non-Scholarship cadets: Requires an eight year commitment that can be served one of two ways:
    • Three years of active duty and five years in the Inactive Ready Reserve, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve
    • Six years in the reserve component (Army National Guard or Army Reserve) and two years in the Inactive Ready Reserve

Here are a few resourses to help you through the process:

Army ROTC Binder

Army ROTC Contracting Paths

College/University Comparison Chart

Scholarship and Non-Scholarship Information

High School Students

It's never too early to think about your future.

High school students may compete for three and four-year awards which cover the full cost of tuition and fees at Marquette University or one of our partnership schools.

See the ROTC scholarship page for information and to fill out the 4 year online application. This application opens June 12th and must be completed no later than early February of your senior year in high school.

College Students

Get help with your tuition, your career and your future

College students at any of our partnership universities may compete for 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, or 4 year scholarships that would cover 100% tuition and fees uncapped (or $10k for Housing and Food) per year, $1,200 book stipend per year, and a $420 monthly stipend (while in school during Fall and Spring semesters) for up to four years of college. To compete, you must be a full-time student and enrolled in our Military Science (aka Army ROTC) classes. If you are interested, contact us, as scholarships are available year round.

Enlisted Soldiers

National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers: Full-time college students who are members of the National Guard or Army Reserve, may compete for a non-scholarship contract or for 2.5, 3, 3.5, or 4 year scholarship contract. The scholarships guarantee either National Guard and Army Reserve upon graduation and commissioning. Students pursing the non-scholarship contract are allow to pursue Active Duty upon commissioning as an Army Officer. Regardless of which these contract options you pursue, these Cadets will receive monthly drill pay at the rank of E-5 or higher and may qualify for Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve and the Montgomery GI Bill ROTC Kicker.

The Green to Gold Program is for Active Duty Soldiers only. Soldiers currently serving on active duty may compete for the Active Duty Option, the scholarship option (two types: Hip Pocket or Centralized Board process), or the non-scholarship option. The Army Green to Gold program procides options for Soldiers interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and earning a commission as an Army Officer. For more information, click here.

General Scholarship Qualifications and Requirements

To qualify for a four-year Army ROTC scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 28 (be under 31 years of age on 31 December of the calendar year of commissioning)
  • Have a high school or college GPA of at least 2.5
  • Submit all SATs (math/verbal) or ACTs (excluding the writing test scores)
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet required physical, medical, and legal standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or National Guard)

*Applying for a scholarship incurs no obligation to the military. Scholarship winners are not obligated to accept this scholarship.

Request information about the ROTC program at Marquette University.

More information on Marquette's admission requirements and other financial aid programs can be found at: Marquette's Admissions website.