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, and leader attributes and are above-average performers after high school or current college students. Army ROTC offers four-, three-, and two-year scholarships currently valued at the full tuition and fee rate for Becker College or for room and board up to 5,000.00 dollars per semester or 10,000.00 dollars a year. An annual book stipend of 1,200.00 dollars a year or 600.00 dollars per semester and a tax-free stipend of 420.00 per month for both scholarship and non-scholarship contracted Cadets. Upperclassmen who are already attending Becker College may enter the program, as well. There are a variety of options available to motivated students.

Contracted Cadets incur a Military Service Obligation (MSO) that begins following graduation and commissioning as a second lieutenant. With more than 17 basic career choices called “branches”. Examples of different branches are Infantry, Armor, Engineering, Cyber Security, Signal, Military Police and several others.  Serving in the “profession of arms” and leading young American Soldiers as a platoon leader is what being a lieutenant is all about. All commissioned officers are eligible for promotions in accordance with the Army officer promotion system. 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 the 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, please visit the Bay State Battalion (opens in a new window).

For more information about Army ROTC in general, visit Army ROTC (opens in a new window).