GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign Opportunities
Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend of $420, and a yearly book allowance of $1,200. In addition, GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign 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 GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign, email the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign manager or call 502-624-7695 or 502-624-8237.
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 Army Reserve MSC Commanders, CASAs, and ARAs.
PHASE I - Fall Campaign:
MSC’s, CASAs and ARAs can begin to nominate qualified individuals for the Minuteman (GRFD scholarship). HQs USACC will process scholarship application requests starting 15 March 2019. Each Army Reserve MSC, CASAs and ARAs 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 15 March 2019 to 30 September 2019, 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 2019 offer window runs through 30 September 2019 or until designated scholarships are exhausted. All scholarship offers are subject to available funding.
PHASE II - Spring Campaign:
This phase begins on 1 October 2019 and continues through 1 Dec 2019 or until designated scholarships are exhausted. All nominations will be for Spring 2020 starts.
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Have an official acceptance letter from the University/College you plan to attend. Must have ROTC program.
2. High School: To receive a 4YR GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign for non-prior service applicants you are required to have a 2.5 HS GPA, 1000 SAT, and/or 19 ACT.
Already in College: To receive a 3YR or less GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign you must have an established college GPA of 2.5 or higher and 2.5 in last academic semester.
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.
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