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 and fees, an annual book allowance of $1,200.00 ($600.00 per semester), and a tax-free monthly stipend of up to $420.00. They are offered as four, three, or two-year packages. National Scholarship Awardees (4 or 3 year Advance Designees) receive additional benefits from WPI that include free room and board (some restrictions apply).
Benefits Upon Contracting Into ROTC
Upon contracting into the Army ROTC program all Cadets will receive a monthly tax free stipend of $420.00 a month. The stipend is paid during school months of the freshman and sophomore year then from the first day of your junior year through graduation and commissioning — regardless of whether they are receiving an Army ROTC scholarship or not.
Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
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 (includes guard or reserve G.I Bill benefits), ROTC Stipend and drill pay.
Green to Gold
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.