ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
ROTC is a competitive college program. One of the best ways to look at ROTC compared to the civilian world is as a competitive junior executive training and hiring program. We are very selective as to who receives a scholarship as that automatically puts them on a path to becoming an commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. We look at individuals in terms of three key aspects; SCHOLASTICS, ATHLETICS AND LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL.
To help students complete their degrees and earn a commission, we offer 2 year, 3 year and 4 year scholarships. The type of scholarship that we offer varies depending on how many years of college that a student has left to complete and on whether that student wants to go directly into a reserve component or to compete for an Active Duty officer slot.
All Scholarships, no matter their type, cover the following:
- Full Tuition and Fees at CWU OR Room and Board ($10,000 per year)
- $400 per quarter for books (total of $1200 per year for Fall, Winter and Spring)
- Monthly living stipend (only for the months in school)
- Freshmen-$300 per month
- Sophomore-$350 per month
- Junior-$450 per month
- Senior-$500 per month
All scholarships requires a service commitment of 8 years. This commitment can be served in one of three ways:
Entirety on Active Duty
Entirely in the Reserves
A combination of four years (or more) on Active Duty and 4 years (or less) in the Reserves for a total of 8 years.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
4-Year/3-Year Advanced Designee National Scholarship
The 4-Year and 3-Year Advanced Designee National Scholarships are awarded to High School Seniors who demonstrate superior attributes in the following three categories SCHOLAR, LEADER, ATHLETE. These scholarships are awarded by a National Board that meets three times throughout the year.
4-Year National Army ROTC Scholarship
Upon receiving a 4-Year scholarship and passing their Army ROTC medical physical the scholarship recipient will be started on the scholarship in the fall of their Freshmen year. This is the most competitive scholarship for a high school student.
For more information 4-Year National Scholarship click here.
3-Year Advance Designee (AD) Army ROTC Scholarship
Upon receiving a 3-Year scholarship (AD), students will receive a contract and will be started on the scholarship in the fall of their Sophomore year after passing the Army Medical Physical. The scholarship recipient must get good grades in their Freshman year and pass the Army Physical Fitness Test to start the scholarship. While this is still a very competitive scholarship, it is less competitive than the 4-year
For more information on the application process of the 3-Year AD National Scholarship click here.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL
Campus based ROTC Scholarships are for students who have graduated high school, are a current Freshmen or Sophomore student or plan to transfer to CWU. A campus based scholarship is less competitive in the sense that an applicant is competing with only students who attend or plan to attend Central. Awardees have demonstrated superior attributes in the SCHOLAR, ATHLETE, LEADER categories.
We offer 4, 3, and 2-Year Campus based Scholarships.
4-Year and 3 Year Advanced Designee Campus based Scholarship
The 4-Year and 3 year Advanced Designee Campus Based Scholarship is awarded to an incoming Freshmen who may not have known about the 4-Year National Scholarship and missed the deadline to apply, but is competitive for a scholarship. If awarded a 4 year scholarship the scholarship recipient will start receiving scholarship benefits in Fall quarter of their Freshman year after passing the Army Medical Physical and Army Physical Fitness Test. If awarded a 3 year Advanced Designee then scholarship benefits will not start till the sophomore year.
For more information on the 4-year and 3 year Advanced Designee Campus Based Scholarships click here.
3-Year Campus based Scholarship
A 3-Year Campus based Scholarship is awarded to a current Freshmen OR a transfer student who has three years of college remaining. The scholarship will be in effective starting the Fall Quarter of the Sophomore year.
For more information on the 3-year Campus Based Scholarship click here.
2-Year Campus based Scholarship
A 2-Year Campus based scholarship is awarded to a current Sophomore OR a transfer student who has two years of college remaining or their Associates degree. The scholarship will be in effective starting the Fall Quarter of the Junior year.
For more information on the 2-year Campus Based Scholarship click here.
ARMY RESERVES/ ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SCHOLARSHIPS
4-Year Minuteman Scholarship
A 4-Year Minuteman Scholarship is awarded to a student with 4 years of college remaining who wishes to immediately serve in the National Guard or Army Reserve after completing their degree. Same standards for selection apply to the 4 year minuteman that apply to the 4 year campus based scholarship.
For more information on the 4-year Minuteman Scholarship click here.
3-Year Dedicated ARMY RESERVE Scholarship
A 3-Year Dedicated Army Reserves Scholarship is awarded to a current Freshmen OR a transfer student who has three years of college remaining. It requires the student to serve in the Army Reserve after college. The scholarship will start Fall Quarter of a recipients Sophomore year.
For more information on the 3-year Dedicated Army Reserves Scholarship click here.
3-Year Dedicated ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Scholarship
A 3-Year Dedicated Army National Guard Scholarship is awarded to a current Freshmen OR a transfer student who has three years of college remaining. It requires the student to serve in the Army National Guard after college. The scholarship start Fall Quarter of the recipients Sophomore year.
For more information on the 3-year Dedicated Army National Guard Scholarship click here.
2-Year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship
A 2-Year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship is awarded to a current Sophomore OR a transfer student who has two years of college remaining or who has earned their Associates degree. It requires the student to serve in either the Army Reserve or National Guard after graduation. The scholarship will be in effective starting the Fall Quarter of the Junior year.
For more information on the 2-year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship click here.
CRATSENBERG ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP
The Cratsenberg Scholarship is dedicated in memory of Captain David Alan Cratsenberg. Captain Cratsenburg was an Infantry Officer who earned his commission at Central Washington University Army ROTC. He served as a phenomenal role model to the other cadets in the program. The Cratsenberg Award is given to the top MS IV (senior cadet) who possess similar scholastic, athletic and leadership attributes as Captain Cratsenberg.
The Cratsenberg Scholarship can be awarded to any cadet in the program. To date it has been awarded to a cadet who otherwise would not have been able to continue his education at CWU without it. For more information about the Cratsenberg Army ROTC Scholarship, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 509-963-3520.
BRADEN-DODD SENIOR ROTC CADET SCHOLARSHIP
The Braedon-Dodd Scholarship is awarded to an academic senior (135 credits or more) that is enrolled in Army ROTC and exemplifies the Scholastic, Athletic and Leadership qualities that make up the foundation for a future great Army leader.
-Must be an academic senior (135 credits or greater)
-Must be a contracted cadet in Army ROTC
-Should exemplify the qualities of a scholar, athlete and leader
-Must go before the scholarship board and be chosen for the scholarship
For a senior cadet to apply for this scholarship, please contact the Scholarship and Enrollment Manager for Army ROTC or the Department of Military Science Program Coordinator.