ROTC

ROTC

Scholarships

Army ROTC offers students the ability to compete for a wide variety of scholarships.  Students in high school compete on the National level with a centralized board. 

Students on the Canisius campus can compete for campus based scholarships by contacting the ROTC department. Fill out the request information to request an appointment to meet with the enrollment officer or stop by the office.

The ROTC Scholarship covers full tuition and fees, and provides a book stipend and a subsistence (living allowance) while enrolled in school.

4 Year Scholarship

  • The four year Army ROTC scholarship is awarded to students in their senior year of high school.  The deadline for applying is January 10 of a student’s senior year.  Student's may have the opportunity to compete for a four year campus based award.  These scholarships are given to students who have already graduated from high school and have been accepted into college.  The basic requirements for this scholarship are:
    • Be a U.S. Citizen between the ages of 17 and 27.
    • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (Verbal and Math) or 19 on the ACT.
    • Be able to pass an Army Physical Fitness Test and pass a standard physical exam.
    • Be Department of Defense Medical Examining Review Board (DODMERB) qualified.

3 or 2 Year Scholarship

  • The three and two year Army ROTC scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in college with two or more academic years remaining for degree completion.  The basic requirements for this scholarship include:
  • Currently a U.S. Citizen between the ages of 17 and 27.
  • Have a college GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (Verbal and Math) or 19 on the ACT.
  • Be able to pass an Army Physical Fitness Test and pass a standard physical exam.
  • Be Department of Defense Medical Examining Review Board (DODMERB) qualified.

Army Reserve and National Guard

  • There are a couple of options open for members currently serving in the United States Army Reserve or National Guard.  The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) allows students currently serving in a reserve component to participate in the ROTC program while serving as an officer trainee in the Army Reserve or National Guard.  This provides the soldier additional training while preparing to earn a commission.  The benefits of the SMP program are:
  • Earn a commission while serving in the Army Reserve or National Guard.
  • Receive both the ROTC stipend and E-5 drill pay each month.
  • If MOS qualified, receive the Montgomery GI Bill and tuition waiver.
  • Earn the opportunity to win a three or two year GRFD scholarship.

Green to Gold

  • The Green to Gold program is designed for active duty enlisted personnel who wish to either leave active duty in order to seek a commission in the United States Army, or remain on active duty while attending college. Quality enlisted soldiers interested in this program should contact us for more information.