The Department of Military Science offers Leadership courses open to ALL students for elective credit.
Army ROTC is one of the best college level leadership programs in the nation. We offer classes to all students which can serve as elective credit within the normal college curriculum. Students do not require prior military experience or a commitment to the Army for the first two years of the program. Learning to become a leader will make any college experience richer and prepare one for the future. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training, cadets learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an officer in the Army. Classes are focused on developing qualities that are necessary for leadership in a military or civilian career: fast and effective decision making, strong vision and goals, confidence and presence, effective communication, and the ability to influence others towards a common goal by providing purpose, motivation and direction. Students who decide to complete ROTC have the opportunity to attend various summer training programs both in the U.S. and abroad.
Students that make a commitment to Army ROTC will receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving with the Regular Army, in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard. They will serve the Army in one of 18 different career fields and begin making a difference in their community and our Nation.
National High School Scholarship Applications - High School seniors can now apply for a National High School scholarship. Army ROTC awards 2000 scholarships annually to students who exemplify being a scholar/athlete/leader. The scholarships pay 100% of tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board, $600 per semester for books, and a monthly stipend. Interested students should go to https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students.html to start the process. Once students complete the application, they need to do a physical fitness assessment, submit high school transcripts and ACT/SAT score, and complete the process with an interview with the Professor of Military Science. The Army holds 3 selections boards during the school year with the first being in October. Applicants must have completed the first three steps by September 29 and the interview by October 12. The next board will meet in January with a deadline of December 28 to get the first three steps complete and interview done by January 4. The final board will convene in March. Applicants must complete all steps by March 4 to go before the final selection board. Please contact Mr. Thompson, UNI ROTC Scholarship and Enrollments Officer at email@example.com or 319-273-6225 to learn more.