Scholarship Opportunities

The Army ROTC Two-Tear Scholarship

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD)

The Two-Year Dedicated Guard Scholarship

The Non-Scholarship Program

 

 

The Army ROTC Two-year Scholarship

The two-year scholarship is available to any student who has completed their freshman & sophomore years of college or is in their last two years of graduate study. To qualify for the scholarship an applicant needs to qualify for the ROTC Advance Course. This can be done with placement credit for the Basic Course (i.e. Jr. ROTC, prior military service, member of Reserve Component, etc.). Otherwise the applicant can attend the Basic Course Camp at Ft. Knox, Kentucky during the summer to validate the scholarship before beginning the junior year. Scholarship benefits for ISU winners include full tuition and fees, yearly allowance for books, and $450-$500 monthly stipend pay.

The Benefits

  • 100% Tuition and fees or Housing and Living Allowance
  • $1200 Yearly Book Allowance
  • ROTC Monthly Stipend $450-$500 a month


Call The ISU recruiting Office for details at 208-282-3061.

Eligibility Requirements

You're eligible for the two-year ROTC scholarship if you're ready to begin your junior year or have two years (four semesters) remaining for undergraduate or graduate school, will be a full-time student, and meet the following requirements:

  • Have two years remaining until degree completion
  • You have good academic standing
  • You have participated in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 35 on December 31 of the year you expect to graduate. (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to four years.)
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major.
  • You meet required physical standards.

Obligation

As a winner of a two-year Scholarship, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full-time in the Active Army for four years, or part-time in either the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve for a total of eight years. This time may be served in a combination of full-time or part-time service.
To receive a 2-year scholarship application please contact the ISU recruiting Office for details at 208-282-3061, email: kleigeof@isu.edu or write him at:

ROTC (ARMY) DEPT OF MILITARY SCIENCE
Garrison Hall B-9
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8135
Pocatello, ID 83209

 

 

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD)

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. These scholarships allow MOS qualified veterans to draw GI Bill benefits while simultaneously receiving scholarship benefits. These scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants. In keeping with our high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for scholarships based on an evaluation of their scholastic achievement and extra-curricular accomplishments, not on the basis of financial need.

As a winner of a two-year (three-year available for National Guard only) Reserve Forces Duty scholarship, you're required to enroll in an ROTC class. You are also required to enlist in the Army National Guard or the United States Army Reserve if not already a member. Upon graduation, you must accept a commission, serve on active duty for a 3 to 6 months Officer Basic Course, and serve 6 years in the Army Reserve or National Guard on a part-time basis.

The Benefits

  • Full Tuition or Room & Board
  • $1,200 yearly book allowance
  • ROTC Monthly Stipend $350-$500 a month
  • Montgomery GI Bill $309/month
  • $350/month GI Bill Kicker
  • Drill Pay of $250 or more a month

How are Winners Chosen?

Selection of winners is based on academic record, school officials' evaluations, extra-curricular, leadership and athletics. There is a personal interview and a physical aptitude exam. Since the Army, like many of today's top organizations, values technological skills, scholarship preference is given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, and nursing.

Who's Eligible?

  • A College student with at least 60 credits (26 credits for ARNG 3-yr scholarship)
  • Have completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training
  • You'll be under 35 on December 31 of the year you expect to graduate
  • You pursue an Army approved academic major
  • You meet required physical standards

 

 

The Two-Year Dedicated Guard Scholarship

This Scholarship is designed for students who are finishing their sophomore year and do not have prior military service. As part of the criteria for eligibility applicants will attend the 5-week Basic Course Camp at Ft. Knox. Kentucky. Students who have completed 2-years of ROTC do not need to attend the Course.

Winners of this scholarship receive a full tuition scholarship that includes $1,200 a year for books and a monthly stipend of $450-$500. As a winner of the scholarship you're required to take an ROTC class, which demands a few hours of your time each week.

Winners will enlist in the Army National Guard and join the Simultaneous Membership Program, which allows them to be in ROTC and participate in the Guard at the same time. Upon graduation, the winner has an obligation to accept a commission, serve on active duty for 3 to 6 months to complete the Officer Basic Course. They would then continue with a civilian occupation or advanced schooling on a full-time basis while continuing to serve in the National Guard.

The Benefits

  • 100% Tuition and fees or Room & Board
  • $1,200 Annual Book Allowance
  • ROTC Monthly Stipend $450-$500 a month
  • Drill Pay of $250 or more a month

Who's Eligible?

  • A College student with at least 60 credits
  • You participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 35 on December 31 of the year you expect to graduate (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to four years.)
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You attend the 5-week Basic Course Camp or have completed the first and second year of Military Science

When to Apply?

Applications are available December through February. Your application must be completed and received by Headquarters, Cadet Command by 15 March. Winners are notified during the month of June.

How to Receive an Application?

To receive your Reserve Forces Duty scholarship application please contact the ISU ROTC Office for details at 208-282-3754, email: kleigeof@isu.edu or write him at:

ROTC (ARMY) DEPT OF MILITARY SCIENCE
Garrison Hall B-9
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8135
Pocatello, ID 83209

 

 

The Non-Scholarship Program

Cadets entering the Advanced Course need to make a commitment to serve in either the Active Army or in the Reserves. Normally this commitment is made by the choice of Scholarships taken. Some Cadets, for one reason or another, may opt not to take a scholarship. By doing this they delay the decision on serving in the active Army or in the Reserves or Guard until just before their senior year. They will be contracted to serve none-the-less. This may be an attractive option if a cadet wants more time to decide in which way to serve their Country.

Call The ISU recruiting Office for details at 208-282-3061.

The Benefits

A Non-Scholarship Cadet receives the monthly stipend of $450 for a junior and $500 for a senior, $250 a month drill pay (if a member of the Reserves or Guard) along with the GI Bill if eligible.

Who's Eligible?

  • A College student with at least 60 credits
  • You participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (A part time job earns you substitute credit.)
  • You'll be under 35 on June 30 of the year you expect to graduate. (Qualifying veterans may be granted an age extension of up to four years.)
  • You agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.
  • You attend the 5-week Basic Course Camp or have completed the first and second year of Military Science or equivalent.

Contact Us

armyrotc@isu.edu

(208) 282 - 4264

(208) 282-3294

Military Science/Army ROTC is located in Garrison Hall (Bldg 63) in the basement

Mailing Address
Department of Military Science/Army ROTC
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 3185
Pocatello, ID 83209-8135

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