What is the Minuteman campaign?
The Minuteman Campaign is a U.S. Army Cadet Command initiative to offer Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships to candidates that self-select for service in a Reserve component. The GRFD scholarship provides full tuition and fees or room and board ($10,000 per year) for up to four years at a public or private school. This program provides well-trained officers to the Reserve Components and improves the total Army force.
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 Minuteman Scholarship provides you an excellent opportunity.
Types of Scholarships.
- 4-year scholarship may only be awarded to incoming college freshmen attending a host ROTC program.
- 3-year awarded to an incoming college sophomore that pays the last 3 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract.
- 2-year awarded to an incoming college junior or graduate student that pays the last 2 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract.
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.
To get started, high school seniors should contact the Professor of Military Science or Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) 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.
Currently enrolled Cadets participating in an ROTC program are not authorized to receive a MM nomination. These individuals are encouraged to apply for a campus based GRFD scholarship, contact your ROTC program.
To find a program that serves your college or university, go to Find ROTC Schools and Military Colleges | goarmy.com.
For questions concerning the Minuteman Campaign, email GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign manager or call 502-624-7695.
Deadline for all nomination letters is 04 August 2023. Nominations are only for fall 2023 or spring 2024.
*By accepting the Minuteman Scholarship, a cadet is not eligible to compete for active duty.