Learn about the general eligibility requirements for an Army ROTC Scholarship.

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ROTC Scholarship Criteria

You must meet the following general eligibility requirements to receive an Army ROTC scholarship:

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be between 17 and 27 years old.
  • Must reach your 31st birthday by December 31 of the year in which you will graduate from college with your bachelor's or master's degree and receive your commission.
  • Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate upon your enrollment in the fall.  If you are taking or have taken college courses, you must be considered a beginning first-year student and have four academic years remaining for a baccalaureate degree upon your enrollment in the fall you intend to start at Seattle University.
  • If you are in an accelerated program and will complete your senior year of high school and first year of college concurrently, we will work with you to complete ROTC requirements necessary to commission.
  • Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent you from supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic or conscientiously bearing arms.
  • Satisfactorily explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.
  • Be willing to serve in the U.S. Army as an Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve officer upon graduation.

Wide Variety of Scholarships Available

  • High school students may apply for four-year Active Duty or three-year scholarships.
  • For current and transfer college students there are three-year and two-year scholarships.
  • We have two-year scholarships available for graduate students.
  • For National Guard and Army Reservists, the Dedicated Army National Guard (DEDNG) and Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships are available.

What do Scholarships Cover?

Full tuition scholarships are available, in addition, the university supports room and board grants for all contracted Cadets. A contracted Cadet also receives a $420 per month stipend during the academic year and a $1,200 a year stipend for books and fees.