- An opportunity to gain a commission while going to college and serve in a Reserve Component Unit (i.e. the US Army Reserve or the National Guard). This will help you to gain leadership, practical experience, friends, etc.
- $350/$450/$500 per month ROTC stipend plus drill pay as an E-5 one weekend a month ($265.80)
- Annual training (2 weeks in the summer which equals $930.30) and Advanced Camp pay (29 days in the summer before your senior which equals $788.00)
- Montgomery GI Bill (which totals $11,844) and tuition assistance (which totals $4500 a calendar year) (Only soldiers who went to basic training qualify for the G.I. Bill)
- Along with drill pay, stipend, and the G.I. Bill, you will receive the G.I. Kicker Bill which totals $350.00 a month.
- An opportunity to win a two-year or three-year GRFD scholarship
- A future as an officer in the Reserve Forces Component (Reserves or National Guard)
- An opportunity for volunteer training in Airborne, Air Assault, and Northern or Mountain Warfare Training
To be eligible, you must:
- Be enrolled in ROTC with no more than six semesters remaining and no less than four semesters remaining.
- Be a non-scholarship cadet, a recipient of the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) 2-year scholarship, or recipient of a dedicated Army National Guard scholarship.
- Be an academic sophomore. (Only for National Guard Soldiers, Reserve Soldiers have to be academic juniors.)
- Be physically qualified.
- Be under 30 years of age when commissioned (waiverable through age 39).
- Have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale.
- Be a full time student.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
*Note: If you have successfully completed the MS I and MS II years (Basic Course), you are not required to complete Basic Training as an SMP cadet
Military Science courses are open to all students. However, to enroll in advanced ROTC courses which lead to a commission as a Second Lieutenant, a student must meet US Army administrative, physical, medical and mental standards and be accepted by the Professor of Military Science.