Benefits

Army ROTC awards one, two, three, and four-year scholarships to numerous students each year. Qualify and you could receive a substantial scholarship for tuition and educational fees, plus money for books and a monthly allowance to help cover the day-to-day costs of college. Here's a list of the financial benefits available should you win an Army ROTC Scholarship:

  1. Tuition & Fees: All tuition and fees are covered.
  2. $1,200 book allowance each year
  3. Monthly allowance during the school year, which begins when you “contract”.
  • $300 as a freshman
  • $350 as a sophomore
  • $450 as a junior
  • $500 as a senior
  1. Clothing allowance

Non-Scholarship Students 

Qualified non-scholarship cadets may contract during their sophomore, junior or senior year. As a contracted cadet, you’re entitled to several financial incentives:

  1. Monthly allowance during the school year:
  • $350 as a sophomore
  • $450 as a junior
  • $500 as a senior
  1. Clothing allowance
  2. Simultaneous Membership Program:

Another way to get a head start on your future is through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). This is a volunteer program that allows Army National Guard and Army Reserve enlisted members to participate in the Advanced ROTC Program.

Upon completing the first two years of Army ROTC (or Basic Training), a Reserve Component (RC) soldier can join the Advanced ROTC Program and earn a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army upon completing their college degree. In addition, contracted non-scholarship cadets and Reserve Forces Duty scholarship cadets can join an RC unit and the SMP.

Advanced Course ROTC SMP students are paid for their Guard/Reserve training and receive the ROTC allowance of up to approx. $5,000 for each of their two years in the Advanced Course.

Upon completing the ROTC program, the officer has an eight-year obligation.  The obligation may be fulfilled by serving four years on active duty, followed by four years in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve, or by serving eight years on Active duty or in the Guard or Reserve.

For more information contact: 

Maj. Lloyd Wells
Phone: (540) 464-7818
Email: wellsld10@vmi.edu 

Mr. Thomas Atkinson
Phone: (540) 464-7680
Email: atkinsonte@vmi.edu