Reserve Forces Scholarships

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 TN S.T.R.O.N.G Act 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:

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Dedicated Reserve Forces Duty-Dedicated National Guard Scholarship

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.

  

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty-National Guard Scholarship

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.

  

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty-Guaranteed Army Reserve Scholarship

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.

  

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty - Army Reserve Scholarship

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 two-year scholarship application, write us at:

Department of Military Science
Middle Tennessee State University
Forrest Hall, P.O. Box 52
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0052
(615) 898-2470