Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD)
What is the Minuteman campaign?
The Minuteman is a 4 year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship which covers full tuition and fees OR $10,000 room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program. In return, the awardee is guaranteed a commission into the U.S. Army Reserve with an eight-year service obligation.
If you are a high school senior interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign provides you an excellent opportunity.
The Minuteman campaign offers two types of 4 year scholarships.
Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend of $420, and a yearly book allowance of $1,200. In addition, Minuteman recipients participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program, which gives them experience with an Army Reserve unit while earning additional money for their service.
If you are currently enrolled in college and interested in a 2-year or 3-year scholarship, please contact your ROTC program for a campus based GRFD scholarship.
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 Campaign, email the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign manager or call 502-624-7695.
Deadline for all nomination letters is 01 August 2021.
• Currently in the Army Reserve or eligible to enlist (meaning test and physically qualified but not sworn in)
• U.S. Citizen
• Between the ages of 17-30
• Valid Chapter 2 MEPS physical
• Able to pass a Cadet Command Fitness Assessment (required to sign contract and receive scholarship benefits)
• Be in compliance with AR 600-9 HT/WT standards
• Official University/College acceptance letter
• 4-year scholarship and 3AD applicants require: 2.5 GPA and SAT-1000 or ACT-19
• Participate in Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
• Once commissioned…8-year service obligation
• Must be no older than 30 in the year of your commission
1. Have an official acceptance letter from the University/College you plan to attend. The school must have ROTC program.
2. To receive a 4-year or 3 year Advanced Designee Minuteman scholarship you are required to have a minimum:
3. Inform the ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) at the university you plan to attend interest in joining the ROTC program and scholarship.
4. The ROO will assist and build the scholarship request packet. You will require the following docs to submit with the application:
Also, it’s a requirement to have status (enlist) in the Army Reserve. While applying it’s only required to be eligible to enlist. That means the applicant must be test/phys. qualified – Qualified Not Enlisted (QNE) with the MEPS. The applicant will not be required to swear-in until they have received a ROTC scholarship offer letter.
*By accepting the Minuteman scholarship a cadet is not eligible to compete for active duty.