Army ROTC Scholarships

The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps and Becker College have formed a partnership that enables interested Becker College students to participate in the program and earn a commission in the U.S. Army. There is no commitment for freshmen or sophomore cadets who want to “check out” the program.

Army ROTC is a comprehensive program that emphasizes physical conditioning, mental toughness, high esprit-de-corps, camaraderie, team building, and above all, leadership development. Young men and women in the program learn communications skills, develop a “drive-on” spirit and attitude, learn to handle life's stresses, meet new friends, and have fun doing it. Army ROTC students “NEVER QUIT.”

The skills learned in Army ROTC transfer to the college classroom—cadets are alert, awake, ready to accept assignments, and have the poise and confidence that set them apart. Special events like rappelling, field training exercises, leadership labs, confidence/obstacle courses, and formal social events are held throughout the year and augment academic and physical training classes held at WPI.

Outstanding students may qualify for Army ROTC scholarships. Scholarship recipients are students who demonstrate the Scholar, Athlete, Leader attributes and are above-average performers in high school. Army ROTC offers four-, three-, and two-year scholarships that covers full tuition and fees for the school of attendance or room and board currently capped at $5000.00 dollars per semester or $10,000.00 per year annually and a book stipend of $1,200.00 a year for books. All contracted Cadets receive a tax-free stipend of $420.00 a month (freshman- sophomore during the school year and junior-senior from start of junior year until graduation) There are a variety of scholarship and non-scholarship options available to motivated students.

Graduated cadets serve the country as second lieutenants with a choice of more than 17 career areas called “branches.” Serving in the “profession of arms” and leading young American Soldiers as platoon leaders is what being a lieutenant is all about. Cadets may choose either serving on active duty or in the National Guard or Army Reserve. Either way, being a commissioned Army officer is an exciting and rewarding career and builds a great resume for your future.

To find out more about this program, contact Mr. Darryl Gill at 508.831.5268 or email: dlgill@wpi.edu

For more information about the Army ROTC program serving Becker College, visit:
» Bay State Battalion – Army ROTC for the Worcester Consortium

For more information about Army ROTC in general, visit:
» http://www.armyrotc.com/