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ROTC Scholarship Opportunities

Army ROTC has always been one of America's leading sources of scholarships, making awards to thousands of the highest caliber students each year. A student who goes to college on an Army ROTC scholarship is sure to make the best out of his or her years at school. Army ROTC offers four, three, and two year scholarships that pay tuition and required fees.

Four-year Scholarship winners that attend Fort Valley State University receive free room and board. These scholarships can be worth as much as $47,000 or more. They're awarded on merit -- like academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and personal interviews. Scholarship winners receive a tax-free stipend of $250-$400 for each academic month plus an allowance of more than $600 for books and other educational items. If you're a non-scholarship student, you can still receive the stipend and book allowance as a contracted cadet during your last two years. If you're selected to receive a scholarship, you will have a commitment to the Army after completing the program. You can fulfill it by either serving part time in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve, or full time on active duty.

    • be a U.S. citizen.
    • turn 17 before the scholarship would be effective; take the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply.
    • have a minimum 920 SAT or composite 19 ACT.
    • participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (a part-time job earns you substitute credit).
    • be under 30 on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate.
    • be a high school graduate or have an equivalent credit.
    • agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army, National Guard or U.S. Army Reserves.
    • meet the physical and mental standards.
    • 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 920 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)
    • be a U.S. citizen.
    • be at least a sophomore in good standing.
    • have a GPA of 2.0 or better.
    • be willing to attend a paid five-week internship.
    • meet the physical and mental standards of the U.S. Army.
    • be willing to learn the leadership, teamwork, and managerial skills employers are looking for.
    • be commissioned before age 30 (waivers for non-scholarship).
    • have no less than 2 years of service and no more than 10 years or service (some waivers possible).
    • be eligible to re-enlist (not flagged).
    • have a SAT of 920 or above and/or an ACT of a 19 or above.
    • have a GPA of 2.5 (college) or 2.0 (high school) if applying for four-year scholarships.
    • have a DA waiver if a single parent.
    • have no convictions (waivers possible).
    • have no more than 3 dependents (waivers possible).
    • have a strong recommendation from his/her chain of command.
    • pass a commissioning physical.
    • be a member of the USAR or be willing to join as a SMP participant.
    • be at least a sophomore(54 semester hrs) in good standing.
    • have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
    • meet the physical and mental standards of the U.S. Army.
    • be willing to learn the leadership, teamwork, and managerial skills employers are looking for.

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    • Be enrolled in college and have completed at least 30 credit hours.
    • Have completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training.
    • Be under 30 years of age by graduation. Waivers can be granted if you are under 39 years of age by graduation.
    • You pursue an Army-approved academic major.
    • You meet required physical standards.
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Have a minimum score of 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
    • Complete the ROTC Basic Course requirements or Basic Training
    • Be medically and morally qualified

ROTC's Commitment To You

Not only does ROTC help you meet the escalating costs of going to college, but it also provides an experience that successful careers are built on. Unlike any other college course you will take, this one will give you personal, scholastic and professional training. You will learn how to take charge, how to perform under pressure, and how to lead and inspire others. You will graduate with the kind of leadership and management skills that employers value.

Preferred Admission Deadlines:

Fall Semester- June 15
Spring Semester - November 1
Summer Semester - April 1

Any applications received after deadlines must meet minimum admission requirements.

Call (478) 825-6520

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