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.
- 4-year scholarship may only be awarded to incoming college freshmen attending a host ROTC program or a public university at resident rates.
- 3-year Advance Designee Scholarship (3AD) is a 4-year scholarship awarded to an incoming college freshman that pays the last 3 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract after the first year. The first year is a probationary year; the 3AD winner receives no financial scholarship benefits during the first year.
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.