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Here you will find scholarship information corresponding to your situation, browse the different opportunities. 

High School Students

College Students

Enlisted Soldiers

Reserve/Guard

Nursing

Veterans

 

 

High School Students

Four-Year Scholarship

The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. You can also recieve a 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship, which means that your scholarship money wouldn't kick in until your sophomore year. Contact your high school academic advisor or our Enrollment and Scholarship Officer for more information.

Four-year Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

 

The Army ROTC National Scholarship Process

Step 1: Online App

You need to complete an online application via the GoArmy website. Applicants must initiate the online application. Remember your login and password for your cadet portal. Your login is the email you use to establish your account. 

Step 2: Transcripts

Submit high school transcripts (at least through junior year) and SAT or ACT scores. You can upload PDFs through your account in the Cadet portal. 

Step 3: Fitness Test

Take the ROTC Basic Fitness Test. A coach or PE teacher can administer this for you. ROTC Physical Assessment Card

Step 4: Interview

Conduct an interview at the USM Army ROTC program.

Four-Year Scholarship

 

College Students

Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees
  • Designed for incoming Freshman
  • Includes full-tuition benefits (in-state and out-state) or $5,000 per semester Room & Board
  • Book stipend ($600 per semester)
  • Monthly stipend ($420)  
  • Designed for incoming Freshman and Sophomore
  • Includes full-tuition benefits (in-state and out-state) or $5,000 per semester Room & Board
  • Book stipend ($600 per semester)
  • Monthly stipend ($420)
  • Designed for incoming Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors
  • Includes full tuition benefits (in-state and out-state) or $5,000 per semester Room & Board
  • Monthly stipend ($420)

You may be able to take advantage of a program that allows you to participate in ROTC and enlist in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve at the same time, provided a vacancy exists in either a Guard or Reserve unit. It's called the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), and it means that while you're still in college, you can be gaining valuable experience and earning extra income. The SMP is a two-year program designed to begin in a student-soldier’s junior year of college. 

Scholarships for College Students

 

 

Enlisted Soldiers

If you're an enlisted Soldier, Army ROTC can help you continue to grow and learn with an array of opportunities. You should start with the Army Green to Gold program, which provides options for Soldiers interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and earning a commission as an Army Officer.

Green to Gold

The Army Green to Gold Program provides options for enlisted Soldiers currently on active duty who have an interest in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and earning a commission as an Army Officer. Explore the several ways for enlisted Soldiers to earn their degrees with the Green to Gold Scholarship Program!

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

U.S. Army ROTC Simultaneous Membership Program The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) allows people to be a part of both the Army National Guard and their college’s ROTC program. The immediate benefits are being able to use the tuition assistance of the GI Bill after a year of service in the Guard or Reserves.

 

 

Reserve/National Guard

If you are already a member of the Army Reserves or National Guard, looking to join, or are a current cadet looking for extra money and military experience, you may be able to take advantage of the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).

Golden Eagle FTP

The Golden Eagle FTP benefits Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) Members (Army and Airforce) attending The University of Southern Mississippi as full-time (12 Semester Hours) students. Qualifying students must apply for State Education Assistance Program (SEAP) or Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA), depending on their qualifications, as early as possible to ensure MSNG and Southern Miss has adequate time for processing.

Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty (GRFD) Minuteman Scholarship

Minuteman Scholarships can be either two-year GRFD scholarships or DEDNG-GRFD scholarships that cover up to four years. They guarantee that Cadets who commission as Army officers will serve in the Guard. A Minuteman Scholarship requires a nomination letter as part of the scholarship packet and offers either full tuition and mandatory fees or a room and board flat rate of $10,000 per year, covering up to four years (or eight semesters) of benefits.

 

Nursing

Students may apply for the scholarship their senior year in high school or any time after beginning college. The ROTC nursing scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating progress toward acceptance into a nursing program and to students accepted into the nursing program. 

  • 2, 3, & 4 Year Undergraduate Scholarships
  • 100% tuition or room & board
  • $1,200 yearly book allowance
  • ROTC monthly stipend $300-$500 a month
  • All equipment and fees are reimbursed
  • Free study materials and NCLEX

You're eligible for the ROTC nursing scholarship if you're a full-time student in or preparing for the nursing program and meet the following requirements:

  • Will be seventeen before the scholarship is effective.

  • Have taken the SAT or ACT no later than November of the year you apply, and have a minimum 850

  • SAT or composite nineteen ACT.

  • Have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA.

  • Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities (a part time job earns you substitute credit).

  • Be under 30 years of age by graduation. Waivers can be granted if you are under 39 years of age by graduation.

  • Agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army.

  • Pursue an Army-approved nursing program.

  • Meet required physical standards.

Army Nursing


Veterans

USM is nationally recognized as the top Military Caring University across the State of Mississippi and has earned designation as a Purple Heart Institution. In addition, Military Times has rated us as a number 9 “Best for Vets” institution across the Nation.

Such recognition and designation recognize USM’s continued extraordinary commitment to caring for and providing engaged assistance to support Military Veterans, Service Members and their Families.

VA Benefits at USM