Scholarships

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If you’re ready to commit to a challenging career, then an Army ROTC scholarship might be available for you, especially if you’re ready to become an Army nurse. In addition to TCU’s full range of scholarships, Army ROTC offers four-, three- and two-year scholarships, awarded strictly on merit to the most outstanding students who apply. The scholarship covers full tuition and fees.

Additionally, scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $300 a month as a freshman, $350 a month as a sophomore, $450 a month as a junior and $500 a month as a senior, plus $1,200 a year for books. Qualified ROTC scholarship recipients will receive a room-and-board grant worth $12,500 if they score at least 1290 on the SAT, 28 on the ACT or transfer to TCU with a 3.25 GPA.

Apply at armyrotc.com.

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Additional Scholarships

Active Duty Green to Gold

If currently enlisted in the Army, you may qualify for a 4-, 3-, or 2-year scholarship. Green to Gold applicants, in addition to the requirements above, must complete two years of active duty prior to discharge and three months of service for every month of specialized training received. Applicants must not have over 10 years of active service and must not be a conscientious objector. Applicants must obtain a favorable recommendation from their chain of command and must be eligible to reenlist. They also need to pass the APFT, meet the height/weight standards, and pass a medical examination.

Applicants need a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work. Two and three year scholarship winners must have a GT score of 110 or higher. Check with the Education Center at your installation or with the ROTC recruiter for other criteria as prescribed by regulation.

In recent years, the average Green to Gold scholarship winner had a GPA of 3.0 and a GT score of 110. SAT/ACT minimums are not required to apply for a two-year scholarship; for a four or three year applicant, you must have an SAT score of 1000 or above or an ACT score of 19 or above. You must also receive a letter of acceptance from the university and the Professor of Military Science. Contact your installation education office for more information about the Green to Gold Program.

The scholarship window is 15 November through 1 April.

Announcements are made by 30 June. If selected, your ETS date will be adjusted to 30 days prior to the start of the academic year.

 

GRFD and Dedicated National Guard

These 2 and 4-year programs permit recipients to serve their obligated service in the Army National Guard (ARNG) or United States Army Reserve (USAR).

The 2-year RFD program is designed to identify outstanding students on campus or in Reserve Component (RC) units and offer them the opportunity for a scholarship with service in the RC after graduation. This program expands scholarships availability to the entire range of college campuses and troop program units and increases both quantity and quality of participation in the ROTC program. Recipients must attend an institution offering Army ROTC within the state or Regional Support Command from which nominated. These recipients have an option to request active duty at a later date.

The 4-year Dedicated National Guard program is a conversion program only. This program allows current 4-year scholarship winners to convert to a Dedicated National Guard scholarship in their Junior year. Conversion is requested at the end of their sophomore year. This allows the student to be guaranteed service in the ARNG after graduation. The student does not have the option to request active duty at a later date.

 

Nursing

Nursing scholarships can be awarded from any of the above categories. Prospective Army nurses will apply for the respective Army ROTC Nursing Scholarship. Nursing cadets must meet the same requirements as other cadets and be accepted into TCU’s Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

 

Scholarships for Graduate Students

TCU Army ROTC has 2-year full tuition scholarships for qualified students who are interested in serving in the National Guard or Reserves as a Commissioned Officer after degree completion. We provide a flexible structure in our leadership courses that allows maximum concentration on degree completion. ROTC courses also compliment the leadership and management education provided in the MBA program. Visit the TCU Neeley School of Business for more information.

Benefits:

  • Leadership training and experience
  • Become a Commissioned Officer
  • Service to your country
  • Full tuition scholarship
  • $1,200 per year for books
  • $4,500-5,000 stipend per year

Requirements: Medical Exam, U.S. Citizen, Physical fitness test, Under the age of 31 at graduation. Attend a 4 week paid leadership course during the summer prior to beginning the MBA program. After completing the program, serve 8 years in the National Guard or Army Reserves as a “part-time” Officer.

 

Information for Transitioning Officers

The ROTC program is assisting the MBA program recruit Army officers transitioning out of the Army. The TCU MBA program is  a military-friendly school. Visit the TCU Neeley School of Business for more information.