Benefits & Scholarships
As an ROTC Cadet, you are part of the best college-level leadership training program in the Nation. We do this through hands-on experiences in problem-solving and decision-making in various situations. The training you receive will separate you from your peers through these experiences you have gained while in the program. The opportunities offered in the ROTC program will enhance your ability to lead, make decisions, and handle responsibility. Cadets who complete the program become Army officers and a member of the most respected profession in America.
- 100% of full tuition and fees (including out of state) OR room and board at $10,000 annually
- $1,200 per year for books
- Monthly paycheck of $500 while in school
National High School Scholarship Program - For HS Seniors
Application window starts in June after the Junior year of High School and runs through early February of the Senior Year. HS Scholarships are available to qualified high school students in either a 4-year or a 3-year award. Go to http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html for more information and to apply. Students that win a national scholarship will receive additional financial awards from UNI to cover the vast majority of their college education.
College Scholarship Program - For College Students
College Scholarships are available to qualified students on campus and are awarded as 3-year, 2.5 year and 2 year. Interested students apply through the UNI Army ROTC program.
Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship Program
The GRFD Scholarship is available to students who want to serve as an Officer in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. These require membership in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Interested students apply through the UNI Army ROTC program.
Army Reserve/Army National Guard Minuteman Scholarship Program
Select Army Reserve and National Guard units, as well as senior civilians, have specific scholarship allocations they can award to students who meet the qualification. These scholarships are similar to the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty scholarships in that they require membership in the Army Reserve or National Guard. These scholarship cadets will commission as an officer into either of the reserve components upon graduation.
ROTC also offers scholarships for Nursing students going to Allen College. The scholarship pays the cost of pre-nurse classes at UNI and then 100% of the tuition and fees at Allen. Interested students apply through the UNI Army ROTC program. Availability of these scholarships is limited.
All scholarships are merit-based and subject to applicants meeting all eligibility requirements. Contact UNI-ROTC, Recruiting Operations Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-273-6225 for more information on eligibility and applications.
Your commitment to the Army
All scholarship winners who accept (there is no service obligation for applying) a scholarship will be required to sign a contract which obligates them to serve in the military. Service requirements are different based on the scholarship received.
For more information and frequently asked questions go to goarmy.com/rotc.