Army ROTC Scholarships at Embry-Riddle are worth approximately $29,000 annually and cover tuition, educational fees, and $1,200 per year for books. In addition, contracted cadets (scholarship and non-scholarship) receive a monthly allowance. The monthly allowance is currently $300 for freshmen, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors, and $500 for seniors. Scholarships do not pay flight fees.
If you are an incoming freshman, you may qualify for a full-tuition scholarship to attend Embry-Riddle Prescott.
High school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Army ROTC four-year scholarship through the national selection process. If a high school senior is awarded a four-year or three-year Advanced Designee scholarship while still in high school, they will receive room and board assurance money from Embry-Riddle that will activate when the scholarship goes into effect.
On-campus scholarships are awarded after a student has enrolled in Army ROTC and applied for and qualified for the scholarship. Campus-based scholarships pay for tuition and fees (it does not pay for flight fees), a monthly stipend for 10 months, and a book allowance each semester.
If you missed the scholarship opportunity in high school, ROTC scholarship opportunities are available on campus. Two-year and three-year scholarships are awarded based strictly on merit, to the most outstanding students who apply.
This program gives selected active-duty enlisted members of the Army an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC scholarship program.
You must meet the following general eligibility requirements to receive an Army ROTC scholarship:
In addition, for a four-year scholarship:
You must be a college freshman or sophomore to apply for a campus-based scholarship and you must take military science classes at Embry-Riddle.
As a winner of an Army Scholarship, you are required to take an ROTC class, which demands a few hours of your time each week. Scholarship students lead essentially the same life as other college students. You may pursue any course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree, and you may engage in any activity that does not interfere with your ROTC requirements, which include prescribed Military Science courses, participation in scheduled drill periods, and completion of the ROTC Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between your junior and senior years. Upon graduation, you have an obligation to accept a commission and serve full time in the active Army or part time in either the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve.
Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria to receive scholarship consideration. Unfortunately, not all applicants can be selected as finalists. Those applicants advancing to further scholarship consideration after initial screening are scheduled for a personal interview and a medical examination.
The interview is conducted by an Army officer who will ask you questions and will answer any questions you have about Army ROTC and the pursuit of an Army commission. Your information will be passed along to the Professors of Military Science (PMS) at the schools you listed on your application. Those professors will contact you. You will be interviewed over the phone or in person, depending on the distance involved. You must pay any cost for transportation, food, and lodging for the interview.
Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted and scheduled for a medical examination by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB). You are responsible for your own transportation, food, and lodging related to this examination. Results of the medical examination will be furnished directly to you by DoDMERB. If you are unable to report for the examination as scheduled, you must notify DoDMERB immediately. You will be rescheduled. Current height and weight requirements for a four-year scholarship and subsequent commissioning must be met. All winners must be medically qualified in order to contract and receive scholarship benefits.
Individuals competing for an Army ROTC scholarship must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) before receiving a scholarship offer. The APFT will be administered during your interview visit.