How to Join

If you are a high-school Senior and interested in participating in Army ROTC while in college you have the option to apply for the Army ROTC four-year scholarship! You may apply for a scholarship by clicking HERE. Simply click "Take the next step:create an account" and follow the instructions to begin your application. All scholarship applications must be completed by High School Seniors prior to JANUARY 10th of their senior year to be considered for 4-year scholarships.

If youÂ’ are interested in joining Army ROTC and you are already in college, you can begin participating in the Army ROTC Basic Course by enrolling in MLSC101. If you have two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree, but not enough time to complete the Army ROTC Basic Course, you may enter the Advanced Course upon completion of the Leaders Training Course at Ft. Knox, KY. The Leaders Training Course is for college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years (usually the final two years of college). Scholarships are available for current college students and may cover up to 2 or 3 years of tuition and fees or room and board. Please contact us at 402-730-4269 or at goldbar@unl.edu for more information about joining Army ROTC as a current college student.

If you are interested in joining Army ROTC as a graduate student you may be eligible to attend the Leader Training Course and participate in the Advanced Course during your final two years as a graduate student. Please contact us at 402-730-4269 or at goldbar@unl.edu for more information about joining Army ROTC as a graduate student.

Soldiers who are currently in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve can participate in the Army ROTC through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Cadets in the SMP serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. SMP Cadets can earn their Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to Army ROTC allowances. Guard and Reserve Soldiers that are interested in participating in the SMP program should contact Mr. Lake at (402) 730-4269 or goldbar@unl.edu.

GFRD Scholarship

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GFRD) scholarships are available through the ARNG and USAR for students that desire to participate in the Senior ROTC program. These scholarships guarantee that the student once graduated from school and commissioned in the U.S. Army must serve their obligation in the ARNG or Reserves. ARNG/USAR scholarships are available in the following lenghts: 2, 2.5, and 3-years. To be eligible for the scholarships the student must have exactly that amount of school remaining. For example, to be eligible for the two-year scholarship the student must have exactly two years of school remaining; to be eligible for the 2.5-year scholarship the student must have exactly 2.5 years of school remaining. Contact Mr. Lake at goldbar@unl.edu or (402) 730-4269 for more information on GRFD scholarships.

Students can elect these scholarships to pay for 100% tuition and fees OR room & board, not to exceed $10,000 per year. In addition, a $1200 per year book allowance is paid to the student. SMP Cadets are also eligible to receive monthly stipends in the following amounts: $350 for the sophomore year, $450 for the junior year, and $500 for the senior year. The ARNG/USAR scholarship student must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with an ARNG/USAR unit while in school. While in the program the student drills with an ARNG unit and is paid at the rank of E-5, approximately $225 per month, unless the student is already in the ARNG and holds a rank higher than E-5.

Federal Tuition Assistance
  • Available for Non-Scholarship Cadets (including MSIs and MSIIs) who are drilling Reservists or Guardsmen and have been to Basic and AIT and have served at least one year as a drilling Guardsman/Reservist.