Motivated students committed to serving their country as Army officers may qualify for one of several full scholarships offered through ROTC. These competitive, merit-based scholarships provide full tuition, an annual book allowance of $900, and a tax-free monthly stipend of up to $500. They are offered in four, three, or two-year packages.
Upon enrollment into the Advanced Course, all students receive a monthly stipend of $450 for their MS III (junior) year and $500 for their MS IV (senior) year—regardless of whether they are receiving an Army ROTC scholarship.
SMP allows Advanced Course students to serve in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve and Army ROTC at the same time. ROTC SMP cadets are paid at the grade of a Sergeant (E-5) for their Guard or Reserve drills, along with the ROTC stipend.
ROTC SMP students serve as officer trainees in their Guard or Reserve units and are eligible for certain veterans educational benefits from their Guard or Reserve units. A typical Reserve or Guard SMP cadet can expect to receive more than $1,100 a month.
This program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have chosen to leave (or are considering leaving) active duty in order to attend college. Quality enlisted soldiers who have served at least two years on active duty are allowed to voluntarily request discharge from active duty and enroll in Army ROTC to earn undergraduate degrees and commissions as second lieutenants.
Project GO-WPI is a U.S. Department of Defense initiative awarded to WPI’s Department of Humanities and Arts. During summer 2017, Worcester Polytechnic Institute will offer an eight-week Mandarin language immersion program in Beijing, China. Through Project GO at WPI, students will gain critical foreign language proficiency and cultural skills necessary for their careers in a global environment. Students can fulfill language requirements without interrupting ROTC schedules.