Scholarship Requirements

Requirements for
ROTC Scholarships

4-year*
starting college as a freshman

3-year**
already finished one year of college

Active Duty-Green to Gold****
If enlisted in the Army you may qualify for a 4-, 3-, or 2-year scholarship

US Citizen.

X

X

X

Age 17 before the scholarship is effective.

X

X

X

Under 31 years old on Dec 31 of the year you expect to graduate college and be commissioned. Extension up to 4 years may be granted to veterans.

X

X

X

Take the SAT or ACT by November of the year you apply.

X

 

X

Have a minimum of 920 SAT or ACT composite of 19.

X

X

X 4-year

Good high school grades.

X

 

X 4-year

Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities. (Part-time jobs earn substitute credit.)

X

X

 

High school graduate or equivalent.

X

X

X

Pursue an Army-approved academic major.

X

X

X

Agree to accept an Active duty Army National Guard or US Army Reserve commission.

X

X

X

Meet physical standards.

X

X

X

Meet the required cumulative grade point average in all academic courses.

 

X

X

Be recommended by the Professor of Military Science (PMS).

 

X

X


 

*Selection of four-year scholarship winners is based on the results of SAT or ACT tests; the school officials' evaluations; extracurricular, leadership and athletics activities; a personal interview with the PMS and The President Fitness Test.

**Selection of three-year scholarship winners is based on performance in academic studies (and military science courses if already enrolled in ROTC), successfully passing the Army Physical Fitness Test, a personal interview and observation by the PMS, and on demonstrated motivation towards an Army career.

****Green to Gold applicants, in addition to the requirements above, must have completed two years of active duty prior to discharge and three months of service for every month of specialized training received. Applicants need a score of 180 or higher with a minimum to 60 points in each event on the Army Physical Readiness Test, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work, a FT score of 110 or higher, and other selection criteria as prescribed by regulation. SAT/ACT minimum not required to apply for a two-year scholarship.

Guardsman or Reservists, or outstanding students who are interested in joining the National Guard or Reserve may be eligible for a two-year Reserve Forces Duty or a Dedicated National Guard scholarship. They must have successfully completed two years of college to apply. Contact the Professor of Military Science at the college you are attending or plan to attend to find out more.

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