4-Year National Scholarships
National scholarships pay full tuition (in-state or out-of-state), $1,200 annually for books, and $300, $350, $450, and $500 per month for Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors respectively. These are awarded to students who apply during their junior or senior year in high school. There are no more than 3000 scholarships awarded nationally. Of these, only 1000 will be 4-year scholarships (in 2012).
3-Year Advanced Designee National Scholarships
3-Year AD scholarships are awarded to high school applicants. These scholarships DO NOT pay anything for the first year. These scholarships begin in the sophomore year, and pay full tuition (in-state or out-of-state), $1,200 annually for books, and $350, $450, and $500 per month for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors respectively. Of the 3000 national scholarships in 2012, 2000 of these will be 3AD scholarships.
4-Year and 3- Year Campus Based Scholarships
Occasionally, there are a very small number of scholarships which may be awarded by the ROTC program on campus. These can be for 4, 3 or 2 years. Interested students must meet very strict qualification standards and compete against many other qualified applicants. Currently, the priority has been going towards in-state students, nurses, engineers, science/math/technology majors. These scholarships are essentially identical to the national scholarships.
2 Year Campus Based / Basic Camp Scholarships
If you missed the first two years of Army ROTC, the Two-Year Program offers you the chance to achieve the same goals and benefits of the Four-Year Program. 2 Year scholarships cover tuition, $1,200 annually for books, and $450, and $500 per month for Juniors and Seniors respectively. Your first step into the Two-Year Program is Basic Camp at Fort Knox, a fully paid, six-week training camp, normally attended between the sophomore and junior years of college. After graduating this camp, you will compete for these scholarships against all other graduates. This is also how graduate students can enter ROTC while working towards their master&rsquos degree, and compete for a scholarship.