National High School Scholarship
Army ROTC provides college-trained officers for the Active Duty Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. The Army ROTC program is offered at more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the nation. As the largest single source of Army officers, the ROTC program fulfills a vital role in providing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Army.
When applying for the scholarship, please keep in mind the following:
1. Must be a United States citizen.
2. Be 17 years of age within the first semester of your freshman year and must not reach your 31st birthday by 31 December of the year in which you will graduate from college and receive your commission.
3. Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate before September of the year you will enter college. If you are taking or have taken college courses, you must be considered a beginning Freshman and have 4 academic years remaining for a baccalaureate degree upon enrollment in the fall of the year you will enter college.
4. If you are in an accelerated program and will complete your senior year of high school and first year of college concurrently - you must have 4 academic years remaining in an approved baccalaureate degree program upon enrollment in the fall.
5. If you are a college freshman in a documented five year program with 4 years remaining in fall, you must submit verification from your university that your course of study is a five-year program and that you will have four full years remaining. Contact the Army Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your university for a copy of a planned academic program worksheet.
6. Satisfactorily explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
7. Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
8. The SAT or ACT test is required to complete the application process.
9. All scholarship applicants' physical ability must be assessed. You will need to request that your guidance counselor or athletic coach arrange for you to take the Army ROTC Physical Fitness Assessment and have the ROTC Scholarship Physical Fitness Assessment Scorecard completed.
10. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard). Click here for further information and to create an account.
Watch the Official ROTC YouTube video on how to fill out the 4 Year High School Scholarship Application.
Schedule a National High School Scholarship Interview
To participate in the 4-Year National Army ROTC High School Scholarship interview, your application status will need to be listed as “PMS interview ready”. Although you may schedule the ROTC interview with the Professor of Military Science (PMS) at any local Army ROTC location, it may be helpful for you to interview with the PMS from a ROTC program you wish to join as a Cadet.
Please complete the form to schedule your interview with the Professor of Military Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.