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.

  • 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

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 must be completed no later than December 1st 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 two and three-year awards of $50,000 to $90,000, which includes a $300 to $500 per month stipend and $900 per year for books. To compete, you must be a full-time student and enrolled in our Military Science classes. If you are interested, contact our Recruiting Operations Officer immediately, as scholarships are available year round.

Enlisted Soldiers

Earn a commission through the Green to Gold program.

National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers: Full-time college students who are members of the National Guard or Army Reserve, may compete for 2 year scholarships that pay up to $34,000. These scholarships can guarantee either Reserve or Active Duty upon graduation and commissioning. Additionally, all Cadets in the Advanced Course receive the monthly tax-free stipend during their last two years regardless of their scholarship status. These Cadets also receive pay and travel expenses for summer leadership training courses. Students without scholarships may also participate in ARNG or USAR training while in Army ROTC. These Cadets will receive monthly drill pay at the rank of E-5 or higher and may qualify for GI Bill and Kicker benefits of up to $475 a month.

Active Duty Soldiers: Soldiers currently serving on active duty may compete for scholarships under the Army ROTC Green to Gold Program. There are two, three and four year scholarships available under this program. Scholarship winners under this program may be released from Active Duty to attend college full time and participate in the Army ROTC program. Click here for the guidance and application packet.

General Scholarship Qualifications and Requirements

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

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 17 years old before the scholarship becomes effective
  • Take either the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply
  • Meet required physical standards
  • Be under 31 years old on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate and receive your Officer's commission
  • Be a high school graduate or have equivalent credit
  • Be accepted by Marquette University or one of our participating colleges or universities
  • Agree to accept a commission as either a Regular Army, Army National Guard, or U.S. Army Reserve Officer

*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.