Campus based scholarships are available to qualified students who were not offered or did not apply for the High School ROTC Scholarship or the Green to Gold program. These scholarships are extremely limited and may range in length from 2-4 years. Scholarships pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, for both resident and non-resident students. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance and a tax-free monthly stipend to defray the cost of living. Applications can be submitted year round to the Department of Military Science at PSU.
If you are selected for a ROTC Scholarship, you are required to:
- Sign a contract with the Secretary of the Army.
- Attend Cadet Summer Training (CST).
- Accept a Commission to serve in the Army on active duty, in the Army National Guard, or in the Army Reserves upon degree completion.
- Serve in the military for a period of 8 years. This may be fulfilled by one of the following:
- Serving active duty, if selected, for 4 years followed by 4 years of service in the Army National Guard, Army Reserves, or Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR). You may elect to serve on active duty longer, but only the first 4 are required. Terms of obligation begin at the time of commissioning.
- Serve 8 years in drill status (one weekend a month and two weeks a year for training) the Army National Guard or Army Reserves, that includes a 3-6 month active duty term for initial training.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Must be under 31 years of age by December 31 of the year you will graduate from college.
- Must have four or more academic semesters remaining for a baccalaureate degree upon enrollment. Students seeking a master’s degree must have four academic semesters remaining and must have Army ROTC Basic Course credit (contact the ROTC department the spring before you begin your program).
- Have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Have a satisfactory explanation for any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.
- Have no moral or personal conviction against bearing arms or supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States.
Those applicants advancing to further scholarship consideration are scheduled for a medical examination and a personal interview. See above.