Scholarships and stipends in Army ROTC pay for college courses and help you focus on what's important. Namely, getting that college degree — not how you'll pay for it. Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need. Click below for more  information!


The high price of tuition doesn't have to stand in the way of a great education. The Army National Guard provides financial assistance to students who wish to attend college and enlist in the Guard, with three major scholarships for full-time students: the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) contract, the Minuteman Scholarship (MM), and the Dedicated Army  National  Guard  (DEDNG)   scholarship.  Info.  below!



The GRFD scholarship is mainly for students entering their junior year of college. GRFD scholarships are available for up to two years and allow simultaneous use with the Chapter 1606/MGIB-SR or Chapter 1607/REAP GI Bills. GRFD recipients (dedicated or not) can choose either full tuition and fees or room and board (flat rate of $10,000 per year) and receive $1,200 for books. They are given an ROTC allowance for 10 months of the year at $420 per month. As a member of the Guard, they will also receive drill pay. If eligible for Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), the student may qualify   for   an   additional   $350  per   month   MGIB   SMP   kicker  to  jump  start  the  college  life!


Minuteman Scholarships can be either two-year GRFD scholarships or DEDNG-GRFD scholarships that cover up to four years. They guarantee that Cadets who commission as Army officers will serve in the Guard. A Minuteman Scholarship requires a nomination letter as part of the scholarship packet and offers either full tuition and mandatory fees or a room and board flat rate of $10,000 per year, covering up to four years (or eight semesters) of benefits. Minuteman Scholarship recipients also receive a $1,200 annual book allowance and a monthly stipend of $420 for 10 months of the academic year. Minuteman Scholarship Cadets must participate in the SMP while attending college, so they will also receive pay for attending a drill one weekend per month and a two-week annual training in a local Guard unit. In return for these scholarship benefits, a Minuteman Cadet will serve as a Commissioned Officer in the Guard in a drilling status for eight  years after  graduating with  a  degree.



The DEDNG scholarship is available for up to four years but does not allow simultaneous use with the Chapter 1606/MGIB-SR or Chapter 1607/REAP GI Bills. Recipients receive full tuition or full room and board (flat rate of $10,000 per year), plus up to $1,200 for books, and are paid a monthly stipend of $420 for 10 months each year. In addition to a monthly allowance, they can also receive the drill pay    of    a    sergeant,   approximately   $319   per   month,   when   they   participate   in   the   SMP.


SSG Jason Cooper
Recruiting and Retention NCO
Hawaii Army National Guard
Ph: (808) 271-4614