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1 Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Army ROTC is the largest of the three sources by which the Army creates commissioned officers. Along with taking the normal classes required to earn a 4 year degree from a university, cadets take ROTC classes which prepare them to join the Army as an Army Officer. Upon completing their four year degree, cadets who graduate from the Army ROTC program will go on to Active Duty or serve in the National Guard or Army Reserve. Classes and Training Army ROTC is one of the best leadership development and training courses that exist on college campuses today. Through a combination of classroom instruction, leadership labs, Army physical fitness training and field training exercises, Army ROTC trains young men and women to handle the challenges of being an officer in today's modern Army. Army ROTC at Central Washington University In 2008 Central Washington University Army ROTC was awarded the Founders and Patriots Award for top Army ROTC program in the nation out of the 277 Army ROTC programs in the country that year. Last year CWU Army ROTC won the trophy for top ROTC team at the National Sandhurst Competition for Ranger Challenge. After winning previous Ranger Challenge competitions within CWU Army ROTCs Brigade, Centrals team was selected to compete against 50 other teams including 30 teams from West Point, eight ROTC teams representing the eight ROTC Brigades in the US, international teams. CWU took twelfth overall and scored the highest score for ROTC team in the history of the Sandhurst Competition. By beating all other ROTC teams at the competition Central Army ROTCs Ranger Challenge Team received the trophy for #1 ROTC program in the nation for Ranger Challenge. What is Army ROTC

2 The Evaluation and Accessions Process During a cadets Junior year they receive squad and platoon tactics training and are also evaluated on their leadership ability during this training. This evaluation along with an evaluation that occurs at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) during the summer after a cadets junior year is combined with the cadets college GPA to create an overall evaluation of the cadet. That evaluation is sent up to US Army Cadet Command after that cadet has attend LDAC. The evaluation is turned into a score and that overall score is compared to the scores of every other cadet throughout the country graduating in that cadets year group. This is known as the accessions process. The cadets ranking will determine whether they competitive enough to go on active duty or in the reserves and will also determine which of the 16 Army branches they go into. What is Army ROTC

3 Army ROTC scholarships are one of the best tools ROTC battalions have for assisting cadets with earning the 4 year degrees required to get a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. Army ROTC offers 4 year, 3 year and 2 year regular scholarships. We also are able to offer 3 year advanced designee and 2 year advanced designee scholarships. An advanced designee scholarship allows us to commit a scholarship to a cadet one year prior to that cadet receiving the scholarship. So long as that cadet maintains a good GPA, passes their Army PT test, and is performing well in the ROTC program, that cadet will be assured that scholarship at the start of their next year. Cadets can also apply for or change their 4 year, 3 year and 2 year scholarships into Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships. This will commit the cadet to taking a commission in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve upon graduation from college. Besides scholarships, cadets can be chosen to contract into ROTC program without a scholarship. Cadets will still receive the ROTC stipend and can get commissioned into Active Duty, Army Reserve or the Army National Guard but dont receive any scholarship benefits. For a more detailed explanations of scholarships, contracting, the SMP program and tuition reimbursement see the following slides. Army ROTC Scholarships

4 How do I join Army ROTC? Answering this question properly depends on a number of factors: How much time do you have left in college? Have you enlisted in the National Guard or Army Reserve? Do you want to compete for a scholarship? Are you eligible to join the military? (medically, legally, and administratively qualified) For the best answer of how do you join…its important to sit down with an Army ROTC cadre member

5 How do I apply for a 4 year National Scholarship? FOUR YEAR NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Starting the application for the Four Year National Army ROTC Scholarship is easy!!! You can begin applying the summer after your junior year of high school STEP 1: Apply online Go to Click the link at the bottom of the page to build a profile and start the application. STEP 2: Submit the required documents including: Copy of your high school transcript and copy of your SAT or ACT score A copy of the scholarship physical fitness test. This can be administered by any high school sports coach or PE teacher. Go to for the physical fitness test instruction and score card. You can scan and these documents into or fax to STEP 3: Conduct the scholarship interview Schedule an appointment to conduct your scholarship interview. Call to schedule your interview at CWU Army ROTC

6 3 Year Advanced Designee Scholarship Summary: A 3 year scholarship awarded in place of a 4 yr National or 4 yr Campus Scholarship. Payments begin at the start of Sophomore year. Covers: Choose to have scholarship pay tuition and Fees OR Room and Board ($ per qtr paid to cadet) Includes: ROTC stipend - $350 -$500 per month Book stipend - $1200 dollar per year Service Obligations: 8 years (combination of active, reserve, IRR) Requirements: -All requirements for 4 year national OR All requirements for 4 year campus based scholarships Application period: Can be awarded from 4 year national scholarship application or 4 year campus scholarship application 4 Year Campus Scholarship Summary: A four year scholarship whose recipients are chosen by CWU Army ROTC s Professor of Military Science. Can only be used at CWU. Covers: Choose to have scholarship pay tuition and Fees OR Room and Board ($ per qtr paid to cadet) Includes: ROTC stipend - $300 -$500 per month, Book stipend - $1200 dollar per year Service Obligations: 8 years (combination of active, reserve, IRR) Requirements: -Interview with ROTC cadre and ROTC PMS -Army Physical Fitness Test -Transcript turned in, 104R complete Application period: April of Senior year of High School to July 15 4 Year National Scholarship Summary: Recipients are chosen by a national board. Students give a list of specific top schools that they plan to apply and get accepted to and can choose a school to use the scholarship at from that list if they are offered a scholarship. Covers: Choose to have scholarship pay full tuition and fees OR Room and Board ($ per qtr paid to cadet) Includes: ROTC stipend - $300 -$500 per month, Book stipend - $1200 dollar per year Service Obligations: 8 years (minimum 4 yrs active or reserve, and 4 years IRR) Requirements: -National Level Online Application -Interview with ROTC cadre/ROTC PMS -Presidential Physical Fitness test Application period: End of Junior year of High School To January of Senior year of High School ROTC Scholarship Opportunities Breakdown

7 3 Year Campus Scholarship Summary: A three year scholarship whose recipients are chosen by CWU Army ROTC s Professor of Military Science. Can only be used at CWU. Covers: Choose to have scholarship pay tuition and Fees OR Room and Board ($ per qtr paid to cadet) Includes: ROTC stipend - $300 -$500 per month, Book stipend - $1200 dollar per year (Payment starts beginning of Sophomore year) Service Obligations: 8 years (combination of active, reserve, IRR) Requirements: -Interview with ROTC cadre and ROTC PMS -Army Physical Fitness Test -Transcript turned in, 104R complete Application period: At the end of a student Freshman year of college ROTC Scholarship Opportunities Breakdown 2 Year Campus Scholarship Summary: Cadets who complete all MLS 100 and 200 level courses, transfer students starting their junior year who have completed basic and AIT and some select students who will attend LTC are eligible to compete for two year scholarships. Covers: Tuition and Fees or Room and Board ($ per qtr paid to cadet) Payment starts beginning of Junior year. Includes: ROTC stipend - $450 -$500 per month Book stipend - $1200 dollar per year Service Obligations: 8 years (combination of active, reserve, IRR) Requirements: -Interview with ROTC cadre/ROTC PMS -Army Physical Fitness Test -Transcript turned in, 104R complete Application period: April 1 to July 15 of each year. 3 1/2 Year Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship Summary: Freshman who are planning to pursue a STEM major can apply for this scholarship after the first quarter of their Freshman year. Covers: Tuition and Fees or Room and Board ($ per qtr paid to cadet) Includes: ROTC stipend - $450 -$500 per month Book stipend - $1200 dollar per year Service Obligations: 8 years (combination of active, reserve, IRR) Requirements: -Interview with ROTC cadre/ROTC PMS -Army Physical Fitness Test -Transcript turned in, 104R complete -Student must sign a document stating they will pursue a STEM major or they will lose the scholarship. Application period: Winter quarter Freshman year

8 ROTC Scholarship Opportunities Breakdown SMP Contracted (Non Scholarship) Covers: Does not cover tuition, fees, or room and board Includes: ROTC stipend - $300 -$500 per month E-5 Drill/AT pay - $ per month Service Obligations: 8 years (combination of active, reserve, IRR) Benefit of contracted SMP cadet (non- scholarship) compared to GRFD scholarship or Dedicated National Guard Scholarship (see next page) is that it still allows the cadet to commission and go on Active Duty where the GRFD/dedicated NG/Reserve scholarships require the cadet to go into the reserves Requirements: Same as contracted non-scholarship AND must enter into SMP agreement with the National Guard or Army Reserve upon contracting. Application period: Cadets taking part in ROTC can be offered to contract at anytime. See What is an SMP Cadet? in three slides for additional information on the SMP program Contracted (Non Scholarship) Covers: Does not cover tuition, fees, or room and board Includes: ROTC stipend - $300 -$500 per month, Service Obligations: 8 years (combination of active, reserve, IRR) Requirements: Must take all MLS 100 level and 200 level classes before end of Sophomore year -or- Be a veteran who has completed basic training and AIT -or- Be willing to attend and be selected for Leadership Training Camp (LTC) at Ft. Knox, KY summer of Sophomore, Junior or Senior year depending on how many years till degree completion. Application period: Cadets taking part in ROTC can be offered to contract with the program at anytime.

9 Cultures and Language Incentive Pay – Bonus (CLIP-B) Covers: This is not a traditional Army scholarship or type ROTC contracting. This is an incentive pay program that is available for contracted cadets. Includes: Pays a cadet up to $3000 a year (before taxes) so long as they are actively taking college classes in one of a list of designated languages. These languages include the list below (languages in bold red with a asterisk next to them are offered at CWU. ) Arabic – all dialects *Chinese – all dialects Hausa – and all indigenous Sub-Saharan languages/dialects (except Afrikaans) Indonesian – all dialects *Japanese Korean Malay and Malaysian languages and dialects Persian – all dialects including: Dari, Farsi, Tajik Pashto – all dialects and languages of Afghanistan Portuguese – all dialects *Russian and all Slavic languages, as well as Romanian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian Turkish and languages of Central Asia: Turkmen, Uzbek, Kazakh, Uyghur Urdu, Hindi and languages of the Indian Subcontinent: Punjabi, Bengali, Telegu, Tamil, Sinhalese, and Burmese Vietnamese, Khmer and Laotian and other South East Asian dialects ROTC Scholarship Opportunities Breakdown

10 ROTC National Guard and Reserve Scholarships Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD) Summary: Can be applied for with 2 yrs of college remaining. Already contracted ROTC cadets or cadets that wish to change their active duty 4 year and 3 year scholarships to a reserve scholarship can apply for the GRFD scholarship. Cadets who have been to basic and AIT can simultaneously use the Reserve GI Bill and GRFD scholarship. Covers: Tuition Assistance ($4500 per year) CWU VA Grant ($1200 per year) Room and Board ($ per year) Includes: ROTC stipend - $450 -$500 per month Book stipend - $1200 dollar per year Drill/AT SMP pay $4, per year **CH 1606/1607 Reserve GI Bill - $3370 per year **GI Bill Kicker - $ per year Service Obligations: 8 years – *Required to join National Guard or Reserves* Requirements: -2.5 GPA, must pass APFT & HT/WT, must be already contracted with ROTC -Must enter into SMP agreement and begin drilling with NG Application period: Can begin application process for GRFD scholarship as early as summer quarter before Junior year. **G.I. Bill and kicker only usable if cadet has completed basic training and AIT KEY RECENT CHANGE – Tuition Assistance can no longer be used in conjunction with either a GRFD or Dedicated Reserve/NG Scholarship Dedicated Army National Guard/Reserve Scholarship Summary: Can be applied for with 3 yrs or less remaining. Cadets that wish to change their active duty 4 year and 3 year scholarships to a reserve scholarship can apply for the dedicated National Guard or Army Reserve scholarship. Key difference between this scholarship and the GRFD scholarship is that this requires the cadet to commit to EITHER the Army Reserve or the Army National Guard. Covers: Tuition Assistance ($4500 per year) CWU VA Grant ($1200 per year) Room and Board ($ per year) Includes: ROTC stipend - $350 -$500 per month Book stipend - $1200 dollar per year Drill/AT SMP pay $4, per year **CH 1606/1607 Reserve GI Bill - $3370 per year **GI Bill Kicker - $ per year Service Obligations: 8 years – *Must choose upfront between Guard or Army Reserve* Requirements: -2.5 GPA, must pass APFT & HT/WT, must be already contracted with ROTC -Must enter into SMP agreement and begin drilling with Guard or Reserve unit Application period: Can begin application process at end of Freshman year. **G.I. Bill and kicker cannot be used at the same time as 3 year dedicated reserve/NG scholarship KEY RECENT CHANGE – Tuition Assistance can no longer be used in conjunction with either a GRFD or Dedicated Reserve/NG Scholarship

11 What is the ROTC stipend? The ROTC stipend is paid directly to all contracted cadets to help pay for incidental costs of attending college. Payments are dependent on which MS class that student is currently enrolled : MS I year = $ per month MS II year = $ per month MS III year = $ per month MS IV year = $ per month Contracted vs Scholarship All Scholarship cadets are automatically contracted upon accepting their scholarships. However, a cadet does not have to have a scholarship to be contracted. In order to continue with Army ROTC after their sophomore year, a cadet must be contracted. Regardless of whether a cadet is scholarship or contracting without scholarship, all cadets commit to serve a minimum of 8 years in a combination of active, reserve or IRR duty. Additional Information Washington National Guard Locations ( 21 Locations – Yakima Armory is closest to CWU) Army Reserve Locations (3 locations) Seattle, WA Ft Lewis, WA Vancouver, WA What is an SMP Cadet? The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) allows cadets to attend Army ROTC and also serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. Cadets serve as officer trainees and have the opportunity to learn from experienced officers in the National Guard and Reserves while completing college. You will earn reserve drill pay and some benefits while serving in the National Guard or Reserves. -ROTC SMP cadets receive E-5 (Sergeant) pay for their weekends drill. -Cadets will wear ROTC rank and uniform to drill weekends and typically shadow an officer in the unit. -Cadets who receive the GRFD or Dedicated Army National Guard/Reserve scholarship are required to become SMP cadets after being awarded the scholarship. CWU

12 Applying for a Scholarship

13 FOUR YEAR NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Starting the application for the Four Year National Army ROTC Scholarship is easy!!! You can begin applying the summer after your junior year of high school STEP 1: Apply online Go to Click the link at the bottom of the page to build a profile and start the application. STEP 2: Submit the required documents including: A Copy of your high school transcript and copy of your SAT or ACT score A copy of the scholarship physical fitness test. This can be administered by any high school sports coach or PE teacher. Go to for the physical fitness test instruction and score card. You can scan and these documents into or fax to STEP 3: Conduct the scholarship interview Schedule an appointment to conduct your scholarship interview. Call to schedule your interview at CWU Army ROTC How to Apply for the National Scholarship

14 How to Apply for the Campus Based Scholarship Call for CWUs Army ROTC campus based scholarship Call the Army ROTC School that you are interested in attending for there campus based scholarship

15 When does the application really begin? General advice for applying for a scholarship -The day you contact the ROTC program or academy Build an I love me book – A portfolio briefly outlining your accomplishments Schools are looking for a well balanced applicant (Scholar, Athlete, Leader) Do your homework. Research the school, the ROTC program and branch of service

16 Dress for success General advice for applying….to anything prepare for each interaction whether its on the phone, via or in person Be physically prepared (you will need to take and do well on a physical fitness test to get a scholarship) Know why you want to join the military and be an officer

17 Medical A number of diagnosed conditions can disqualify you from military service, here are some of the most common: Asthma (including exercise Asthma) Surgeries (even if fully recovered) ADD and ADHD Sleep apnea Severe Myopia …and many more *Waiver are available for high qualified applicant Medical and Legal Disqualification

18 Many legal issues can disqualify someone from military service: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Driving Under the Influence Vandalism Assault ….many other civil and legal convictions can disqualify someone as well including excessive speeding tickets. Drug use to include Marijuana use, even in the state of Washington. Cannot have used Marijuana in the previous 6 months. *waivers are available for highly qualified applicants Medical and Legal Disqualification

19 Other life situations can be disqualifying as well: Single parent (Disqualifying for Army ROTC…not for OCS) Married with more then two dependents Other administrative disqualifications

20 Cadet Timeline (Freshman – Sophomore) Freshman Sophomore Apply for 3 year Scholarship Or 3 year Dedicated National Guard/Reserve Scholarship Apply for 2 year Scholarship Or 2 year GRFD Scholarship If awarded scholarship the cadet is contracted and allowed to go on to Junior Year Contracted Non- contracted cadets cannot continue past there Sophomore Year Contracted without scholarship or just SMP Contract Contracted High School Non-contracted Cadet Non-contracted Cadet can try the program out up until their Junior year 3AD Scholarship funding starts Contracted Guaranteed a scholarship if they keep GPA above 2.5 and pass PT test MSL 212 PEF 118 Contracted 3 AD Scholarship Awarded Contracted Cadets can compete for special schools that take place during the Summer including: Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare CULP MSL 102MSL 103MSL 201MSL 202MSL 203MSL year National and 4 year Campus based scholarship MSL must be taken to continue to Junior year. Completion of Basic training or LTC can make up for these courses.

21 Cadet Timeline(Junior – Senior) Junior Senior MSL 302MSL 312MSL 401MSL 402MSL 403 MSL301B PEF 118 MSL 301 Military History must be taken sometime before graduation. It is only offered Winter quarters at CWU. HIS 317 All Cadets Contracted Contracted Cadets can compete for special schools that take place during the Summer including: Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare CULP All Cadets attend the Leadership Development and Accessions Course (LDAC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky The ascensions packet is submitted. Includes GPA, PT score, all leadership evaluations. States cadets preference to go on Active, NG or reserve. For cadets competing for active the ascensions packet contains ranked order of top branch choices. Graduation and Commissioning Prepare for LDAC and receive leadership evaluations Active Reserve National Guard

22 How to contact us us at or Call Scholarship and Enrollment Officer Mr. Andrew Van Den Hoek Office Phone: Cell Phone: Executive Officer Captain Ben Glasgall Office Phone: Professor of Military Science Lieutenant Colonel Scott Carpenter Office Phone: National Scholarship Application Website To begin the process of applying for a 4 year national scholarship while in high school go to:


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