U.S. Army Reserve

Minuteman Scholarship

Minuteman Scholarship Opportunities

If you are interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the Minuteman Scholarship provides you an excellent opportunity.

Minuteman Scholarships cover 4 years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program. 

Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend of $300 to $500, and a yearly book allowance of $1,200.  In addition, Minuteman Scholarship recipients participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program, which gives them experience with an Army Reserve unit while earning additional money for their service.

To get started, high school seniors should contact the Professor of Military Science or Recruiting Operations Officer at the Army ROTC program that serves their college or university.  There are 275 host programs that cover nearly 3,000 schools across the United States.  To find a program that serves your college or university, go to goarmy.com/rotc.  For questions concerning the Minuteman Scholarship, email the Minuteman Scholarship manager or call (502)624-7695.

The 2016 window for Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarships is now open.  The deadline for applying for these scholarships is August 15, 2016.


• Be a US citizen 

• Have a valid MEPS physical
• Currently in the USAR
• Complete SF86 to obtain secret security clearance
• Pass a valid APFT
• Be in compliance with AR 600-9 HT/WT standards
• Pass MSC CDR interview process (if applicable)
• Pass PMS interview process (PMS should be involved early in the process to avoid problems)
• Proof of acceptance into participating University of attendance
• Proof of academic major
• Proof of SAT/ACT scores (min. 920 SAT or 19 ACT)
• Must have an approved academic major and be a current drilling USAR member. 
• They must, at a minimum, be accepted into a participating institution.
• USAR members currently in their first or second year of college are also eligible for consideration, based on the determination of each MSC CDR.
• Be able to commission before reaching the age of 31• 


•  Receive full tuition and fees (uncapped) or room and board ($10,000 per year) at the participating University of attendance

•  Receive Cadet stipend monthly ($300-Fresh $350-Soph $450-Junior $500-Senior)

•  Receive a book stipend of $1,200 annually ($600 per semester)

•  SMP with USAR unit and drill monthly and receive E5/CDT drill pay

•  Enroll in ROTC at University of attendance

•  Have a 2.5 GPA to accept the scholarship (if a current student) and 2.0 GPA to maintain scholarship eligibility

•  To find the Army ROTC program near you, go online to www.goarmy.com/rotc.