The Big Red Battalion, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Army ROTC, reminds students of opportunities available through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). These opportunities include 4-year and 3-year scholarships at one of over 1,000 colleges and universities that offer Army ROTC and the opportunity to become an Army Officer after earning a degree. Scholarships cover 100% tuition and fees or room and board, include a book allowance of $1,200 per year and a monthly stipend ranging from $350-$500 per month.
The value of an Army ROTC scholarship underscores the caliber of student they are looking for to become future Officers. In fact, the average scholarship recipients for scholarships previously awarded had an average GPA of 3.6, an average ACT of 26, 93% were in the top 50% of their class, and nearly all (96%) competed in high schools sports or competitive sports leagues.
It is for good reason that high expectations exist for future Cadets, thus future Officers. Army Officers are charged with leading the Soldiers in our nation’s Army and the Army ROTC prepares college students for doing just that through Army ROTC. Cadets learn the art of leadership by taking Military Science classes in addition to their major coursework (all degrees accepted) throughout college. Cadets also complete extracurricular ROTC training requirements to include some summer training programs. Cadets that successfully complete their degree requirements and the requirements for Army ROTC have earned the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Some 2nd Lieutenants choose to serve on Active Duty, while some choose to pursue a civilian career while serving in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves.
The Army ROTC is a commissioning source that produces Officers after college, just as the US Military Academy does. Additionally, many misunderstand Army ROTC in college as synonymous with JROTC found in high schools. Though the ROTC and JROTC programs do fall under the same command at higher levels, they have significantly different missions and training objectivesCadets are not required to attend basic training and AIT as a requirement for Army ROTC; it simply starts with enrolling in Military Science classes.
If you have any questions about Army ROTC please feel free to contact me or pass along my contact information. You can also find instructions pasted below for students that would like to apply for the Army ROTC scholarship. The application window for high school seniors is now open and students are highly encouraged to apply early.