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Scholarships

The ROTC program provides a variety of opportunities to earn scholarships to pay for a significant portion of college expenses.  They range from four-year scholarships for high school applicants to green-to-gold scholarships for enlisted soldiers.  These scholarships are awarded on merit, which provide each individual the opportunity to show their potential.  When activated, ROTC scholarships cover all tuition and mandatory fees, plus a stipend of $300 for freshmen, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors and $500 for seniors.  On top of this stipend, students receive $1,200 annually for textbooks.

After applying to Radford University, visit the Go Army website to apply for an Army ROTC scholarship.  Prospective students can also look into nursing scholarships, as Radford University is one of 41 Partnership in Nursing Excellence (PNE) schools within Cadet Command.

Types of scholarships

Four-year scholarships

The four-year scholarships are awarded to highly qualified high school seniors who have the potential to be leaders in today's Army.  The process is very competitive and includes an application, physical, interview and diagnostic physical fitness test.  The deadline for the application is January 10 of your senior year of high school.

Three-year advanced designee scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students who show a great deal of potential in high school. The scholarship's benefits will begin during the sophomore year of college.  The student is required to enroll in the military science course and be active in the ROTC program their freshman year.  The student may relinquish the scholarship at anytime during the first year of college with no commitment to the Army.  The student automatically applies for this scholarship when applying for the 4-year scholarship.

Campus-based scholarships

Under Annual Review. Please call the Army ROTC office at 540-831-5288.

Green-to-Gold scholarships

The Green-to-Gold scholarships are awarded to enlisted soldiers who want to receive a college degree and show the potential to be an officer in the army. Please contact your Battalion S1 for details.

Available military science scholarships

Available to current sophomores or students entering Graduate School. The 28-day summer Leaders Training Course (LTC) will enable you to be eligible for a two-year scholarship that starts in your junior year or your first year of graduate school.  This scholarship will cover books, tuition and fees, plus provide you with a monthly stipend of $450 as a MS III Cadet and $500 as a MS IV Cadet. This year, there is also a bonus of $5,000 for successful completion of LTC.

When:  Various start dates during the summer.

Where:  The Leaders Training Course is held at Ft. Knox, Ky.  Only college students attend the training.  You are not enlisting in the Army.

Why:  Students learn valuable leadership skills and training that any future employer will recognize.  While there is no service obligation for attending LTC, we are seeking people with the motivation and dedication to serve as future U.S. Army officers, complete a Bachelor or Masters degree, and enter a job after college starting at $40,000 plus benefits, with an opportunity to advance to over $99,000 a year.

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