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.

This scholarship program is conducted in two phases and pertains only to the award of GRFD scholarships (dedicated and non-dedicated) which are specifically nominated by the State Adjutant Generals, Army Reserve MSC Commanders, CASAs and ARAs.

PHASE I - Fall Campaign:
Beginning, Jan. 16 2018, States, MSC’s, CASAs and ARAs can begin to nominate qualified individuals for the Minuteman scholarship. USACC HQ’s will process scholarship application requests starting Mar. 15, 2018. Each State (ARNG) and Army Reserve MSC may nominate up to an assigned number of scholarships, based on the needs of the Army, as determined by HQ USACC mission requirements. Nominating sources should develop a competitive process to ensure only the most deserving and qualified individuals receive nominations for scholarships. From Mar. 15, 2018 to Sept. 1, 2018, the ROO at the ROTC program will receive the nomination and submit the packet to USACC for processing and conditional awarding to qualified applicants. Fall 2018 offer window runs through Sept. 1, 2018 or until designated scholarships are exhausted. All scholarship offers are subject to available funding.

PHASE II - Spring Campaign:
This phase begins on Sept. 2, 2018 and continues through Dec. 1, 2018 or until designated scholarships are exhausted. All nominations will be for Spring 2019 starts.


• Be a U.S. 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.