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The Corps of Cadets Progressive Leadership Model stands out. You’re not like everyone else. You don’t just settle. You seek challenge and the opportunity to grow as a leader. 
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Scholarship Opportunities

Over 80% of Norwich University's Army ROTC juniors and seniors are on an Army ROTC Scholarship

The Army ROTC Scholarship pays full tuition and applicable fees, provides a $600 per semester book stipend, and a $420 per month Cadet stipend once the student contracts and activates the scholarship.

Any Army ROTC Cadet who receives any of the scholarships below automatically receives the General I.D. White scholarship from Norwich University, which covers full Room and Board - this constitutes a full ride for all semesters the Cadet is on an ROTC Scholarship.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - National ROTC Scholarship:
3- or 4-year scholarships are available that cover full tuition and fees for the period of the scholarship

To apply for the Army ROTC scholarship complete the following:

Step 1 - Create your Army account.

Step 2 - Complete your Army ROTC 4-Year High School Scholarship Application

  1. Upload HS transcript and College Board scores
  2. Complete all biographic information and write an Applicant Personal Statement and Applicant Essay
  3. Download Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) form and have PE instructor, JROTC instructor, coach, or Army recruiter administer the test and upload the form
  4. Conduct an interview with a Professor of Military Science. This step is completed after all other steps. The PMS with whom you conduct your interview does not have to be with a college/university to which you are applying. Your performance in the interview will be factored into whether you earn a scholarship. The PMS with whom you conduct your interview has no influence on earning a scholarship.

Campus-based Scholarships

Campus-based scholarships are merit-based. There is no application for campus-based ROTC scholarships. Cadets compete for these scholarships and based on the Army’s whole person concept of Scholar, Athlete, and Leader. Students will be evaluated on:

  1. College GPA weighted by academic major
  3. Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) score
  4. Extracurricular athletics and activities
  5. Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) assessment

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD):

Same merit-based scholarship opportunity as a campus-based scholarship but requires active participation in the National Guard or Army Reserve. This is an excellent option for students who desire to serve in the Reserve Component upon graduating college.

Room & Board

Cadets that earned an ROTC scholarship received an additional $15,000 annually from Norwich for Room & Board.

3.0 and FIT

To improve your AROTC scholarship chances, you’ll want to carry a 3.0 gpa and high fitness score. Learn More scholarship tips.

Leadership Pays

AROTC Scholarship Tip: Seek out leadership opportunities in the Corps of Cadets, athletic teams, clubs or volunteer work on and off campus.

Meet our Cadets and Graduates

  • Sarah Glidden ’22 U.S. Army ROTC student

    Sarah Glidden ’22
    U.S. Army ROTC student

    “I wanted a purpose greater than just walking through life and going through the motions. I wanted to be able to train with the best of the best and get as much training as I possibly could, and the Army’s how I did that.”
  • Thomas Walsh ’22 U.S. Army ROTC student

    Thomas Walsh ’22
    U.S. Army ROTC student

    “After graduation, I’ll directly commission into the active-duty U.S. Army. There, I’ll serve for a few years as an armor officer. After my time in the Armor Corps, I’ll serve in the Signal Corps. From there, who knows? But I know with the opportunities presented to me here at Norwich, I’ll be prepared for anything.”
  • Gracious Asantewaa ’22  U.S. Army ROTC stuident

    Gracious Asantewaa ’22
    U.S. Army ROTC stuident

    “I think preparation (for ROTC) is basically the mindset that you’re coming here for something special, something that you’re willing to dedicate yourself to. … You have to have the mentality that ‘This is what I want. This is what I’m setting my life up to and pushing yourself and persevering for it.’”
  • Elizabeth Coverdale ’22  U.S. Army ROTC student

    Elizabeth Coverdale ’22
    U.S. Army ROTC student

    “A huge aspect and a huge draw to Norwich University for me was the Corps of Cadets and the legacy that Norwich University has with the Army ROTC, part of that being the draw of specialty units.”
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The only way to truly know if Norwich is for you is to experience it for yourself. So come explore our campus, talk with faculty, meet our students, and see for yourself how ROTC makes the most of beautiful Vermont.

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