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Scholarships

Interested in a scholarship to help pay for school? Our scholarships will help pay for tuition and fees, book money, spending money, and a possible room and board scholarship. Additionally, our scholarships will guarantee a spot in one of the top Army ROTC Programs in the nation and upon completion of the program, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. Click the links below to find out more about what it takes to qualify for a scholarship and see if you have what it takes to become a member of the Blue Raider Battalion.

4 Year Scholarship

The ROTC Opportunity

The college Four Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program.  These scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants.  In keeping with our high standards of excellence, candidates are selected for merit-based scholarships based on their scholastic achievement and extra-curricular accomplishments. Contact your high school academic adviser or campus Military Science department for more information.

How scholarship recipients are chosen

Selection is based on the “whole person” concept: academic record, SAT or ACT test results, school evaluations, extra-curricular activities, leadership and athletics, and a personal interview with a scholarship board at the desired university.

Since the Army, like many of today’s top organizations, values technological skills, scholarship preference is given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, physical sciences, and nursing, but all MTSU academic majors qualify to compete for scholarships.

Eligibility

You’re eligible for the four-year ROTC scholarship if you’re ready to begin college as a full-time freshmen, have no prior college experience, and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet physical standards and be medically qualified
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

Benefits

  • $1200 per year for books ($600 per semester)
  • Monthlystipend for every month school is in session up to $4,200 per year
  • Pays all Tuition and Fees for school
  • Eligibility for Room and Board Scholarship for up to $12,000 dollars a year.

The Blue Raider Battalion has some on Campus Scholarships available at this time. These vary from 1 year to 4 years and have the same requirements for each.

For more information on these scholarships, contact the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer by phone at 615-898-5702 or at [email protected]

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for on Campus scholarships are evaluated based upon their demonstrated Scholar, Athlete, and Leadership potential while enrolled in Military Science classes. You’re eligible for an on Campus ROTC scholarship if you are enrolled at MTSU and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet physical standards and be medically qualified
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

Benefits

  • $1200 per year for books ($600 per semester)
  • Monthlystipend for every month school is in session up to $4,200 per year
  • Pays all Tuition and Fees for school
  • Eligibility for Room and Board Scholarship for up to $12,000 dollars a year.

Where to get application

You may get an application from the MTSU Army ROTC department in Forrest Hall, Room 1 on campus or contact us at:Department of Military Science
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Forrest Hall, P.O. Box 52
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0052[email protected]
(615) 898-2470

The ROTC Scholarship Opportunity

Interested in Army ROTC but do not want to go on Active Duty and move away from your Home or Community? Army ROTC has the ability to ensure that you can stay in your Community and still serve in the Army as a Reserve Soldier.

You could earn a scholarship for either the National Guard or the Army Reserve and guarantee that you do not have to leave your community to serve as an Officer in the Army. This option allows individuals to be on scholarship, provide guaranteed service in the National Guard or Army Reserve and requires the student to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Scholarship money can be used for either Room and Board or Tuition and Fees.

If Scholarship money is used towards Room and Board, Federal (and possibly State) Tuition Assistance can be used in conjunction with Scholarship money to pay for tuition.  For eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard, the  can be used to pay for Tuition and Fees, allowing the Cadet to apply the ROTC Scholarship towards Room and Board. 

If Scholarship money is used for Tuition and Fees, then Federal/State Tuition Assistance cannot be used for Room and Board.

Types of Scholarships

Click the boxes below for more information on Reserve Forces Scholarships

This program consists of a 3-year, 3-year advance designee, 2 ½-year, or 2-year undergraduate degree scholarships and a 2-year graduate degree scholarships. Applicants must be members of the Army National Guard (ARNG) or be willing to join the ARNG as an SMP participant. Individuals selected for the GRFD Dedicated ARNG Scholarship must serve their eight-year military service obligation in the ARNG in an active drilling capacity (one weekend a month and a two-week annual training period each year) except for period(s) of active duty required to obtain branch qualification (i.e. Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC)) or related to mobilization.

This program consists of 2-year undergraduate or 2-year graduate degree scholarships. Applicants must be members of the ARNG or be willing to join the ARNG as an SMP participant. Individuals selected for a GRFD-ARNG Scholarship must serve their eight-year military service obligation in either the ARNG or USAR (one weekend a month and a two-week annual training period each year) except for period(s) of active duty required to obtain branch qualification (i.e. BOLC) or related to mobilization.

This program consists of a 3-year, 3-year advance designee, 2 ½-year, or 2-year undergraduate degree scholarships and a 2-year graduate degree scholarships. Applicants must be members of the United States Army Reserve (USAR) or be willing to join the USAR as an SMP participant.

Individuals selected for the GRFD Dedicated USAR Scholarship must serve their eight-year military service obligation in the USAR in an active drilling capacity (one weekend a month and a two-week annual training period each year) except for period(s) of active duty required to obtain branch qualification (i.e. Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC)) or related to mobilization.

This program consists of 2-year undergraduate or 2-year graduate degree scholarships. Applicants must be members of the USAR or be willing to join the USAR as an SMP participant.

Individuals selected for a GRFD-USAR Scholarship must serve their eight-year military service obligation in either the USAR or ARNG in an active drilling capacity (one weekend a month and a two-week annual training period each year) except for period(s) of active duty required to obtain branch qualification (i.e. BOLC) or related to mobilization.

  

When to Apply

Applications are available December through February. Your application must be completed and received by Headquarters, Cadet Command by March 15. Recipients are notified during the month of June.

How to Receive an Application

To receive your Reserve Forces scholarship application, contact us at:Department of Military Science
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Forrest Hall, P.O. Box 52
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0052 
[email protected](615) 898-2470

Make Your Training And Experience Pay Off

The Army ROTC Green to Gold Programs seek talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to:

  • Leave, or are considering leaving, active duty to attend college to earn baccalaureate degrees and commission as second lieutenants (this is the Green to Gold Scholarship Option Program ).
  • Remain on active duty to attend college to earn baccalaureate degrees and commission as second lieutenants (this is the Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program ).

Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential who have served at least two years on active duty are allowed to voluntarily participate and enroll in Army ROTC.

The MTSU Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program is a leadership and management training program that offers 4, 3, or 2 year scholarships which pay full tuition and fees (for in-state or out-of-state status), $1,200 yearly ($600/semester) book allowance and a stipend of $420 per month.  Additionally, Nursing students as Cadets can receive additional monetary benefits for good grades, NCLEX-RN review course and test fees, uniforms, clinical and laboratory fees, malpractice insurance, immunization and testing courses.  Because admittance to the Nursing Program is so selective, a Nurse student who passes a medical exam, possesses good character and passes a physical fitness test can be fully eligible to receive an Army ROTC Nursing Scholarship.  The army ROTC course is tailored for Nursing students with full emphasis and priority placed on the demanding nurse curriculum.  Nursing graduates who complete their BSN degrees and pass their NCLEX-RN exam are designated as US Army commissioned officers in the Army Nurse Corps.

For More Information Contact:
Department of Military Science
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Forrest Hall, P.O. Box 52
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0052
(615) 898-5702 or 898-2470
E-mail: [email protected]

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