Scholarships and stipends in Army ROTC help you focus on what's important. Namely, getting that college degree — not how you'll pay for it. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.
Carroll ROTC scholarships consist of:
* Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options
* Full-tuition and fees scholarships
* Additional allowances for books and materials
* Carroll provides a partial room and board grant.
Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:
* 1st year, $300 per month
* 2nd year, $350 per month
* 3rd year, $450 per month
* 4th year, $500 per month
Contracted students can also earn an additional $1,000.00( ) a month by participating in the Simultaneous Membership Program through the Montana Army National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve.
For High School students, apply through the on-line Financial Aid 4-year Scholarship application. All other applications for 2 to 3.5 year scholarships, contact CPT Barnicoat for application materials.
Veterans who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program. Under this program, Carroll will contribute up to 50% of the remaining tuition after GI Bill benefits. For more information contact Brandi Keely, VA coordinator for Carroll.
The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) allows enlisted National Guard and Reserve soldiers to continue to serve and drill while enrolled in ROTC. In addition to the ROTC stipends and book allowance, SMP Cadets will receive their drill pay at an E-5 rate. Educational assistance is available in the form of Tuition Assistance and the GI BIll.
2 and 3 year GRFD/SMP scholarships may be available. Contact CPT Barnicoat for more information.
Contracted Cadets, either with or without scholarship, agree to set service times in exchange for their commission. Scholarship Cadets can serve either 4 years Active Duty or 8 years in the National Guard or Army Reserves. Non -scholarship Cadets can serve either 4 years Active Duty or 6 years in the National Guard or Reserve.
Additional service time can be accrued for additional benefits such as Student Loan Repayment Plan, Duty Station Choice, or Branch Choice.