Depending on funding, we can award four, three or two-year campus based scholarships. Interested cadets must meet strict qualification standards and compete against many other qualified cadets.
Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarships
This program consists of three types of Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships: GRFD Dedicated ARNG (Army National Guard) scholarship, GRFD Dedicated USAR (US Army Reserves) scholarship and GRFD scholarships where the cadet can assess into either the NG or USAR.
This program allows individuals to be on scholarship, provides guaranteed service in the ARNG or USAR and requires the student to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).
GRFD scholarship recipients may not request conversion of or revocation of their GRFD scholarship contracts.
Scholarship money can be used for either room and board or tuition and fees. If scholarship money is used toward room and board, federal (in addition if applicable state re: ARNG) tuition assistance can be used in conjunction with scholarship money to pay for tuition. Room and board amounts are taxable monies paid directly to the cadet and are determined by an average or aggregate of the area. If scholarship money is used for tuition and fees then federal/state tuition assistance cannot be used for room and board.
Simultaneous Membership Program
The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) is an officer training program which allows non-scholarship contracted cadets and current enlisted soldiers within the Army National Guard (ARNG) and United States Army Reserve to simultaneously participate in the ROTC program and to be mentored by officers one weekend a month and annual training during the summer.
The intent of the SMP is to increase officer accessions into the National Guard and the Army Reserve by allowing enlisted soldiers to earn their commission through ROTC while shadowing Army officers in leadership positions during Guard or Reserve unit drills. By participating in the SMP program, does not preclude you from accessing on active duty when you commission.
Cadets who are an Army ROTC SMP will receive:
1Up to $4,000 per year through the Federal Tuition Assistance (NOTE: Student must be fully MOS qualified for one full year prior to applying for Federal TA);
2Once contracted with the ROTC (need minimum of 30 credit hours to contract), drill pay in the grade of SGT E5 ($255/month)
3SMP non-scholarship contracted cadets who have completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) qualify to receive the Montgomery GI Bill® Selective Reserve (Chapter 1606/1607) ($355/month) and Montgomery GI Bill Kicker ($250/month); and
4SMP students also receive monthly stipend of up to $500 per month ($350/month for a sophomore, $450/month for a junior and $500/month for a senior)
The SMP is available to any sophomores or to transfer students from community colleges or other universities, but must be considered an academic sophomore.
LTC Michael Cimato
Professor of Military Science/Department Chair
Telephone number: 919-516-4558
CPT Del C. Williams
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Telephone number: 919-516-4560
MSG LaHaun Watts
Senior Military Instructor
Telephone number: 919-516-4554
Mr. Vincent Bright
Human Resources Assistant
Telephone number: 919-516-45583
Mr. Robert Dillard
Telephone number: 919-516-4564
Mr. Stephen Johnson
Enrollment & Scholarship Officer
Telephone number: 919-516-4562