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What are some available ROTC scholarships?

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Each branch of the U.S. Military, except for the Coast Guard, offers Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarships. Upon graduation and completion of the ROTC program the graduate is commissioned as an officer in their branch and must complete their obligated term of service in active or reserve duty. The Frederick C. Branch Scholarship is an additional Naval ROTC scholarship open to students planning to attend a Historically Black College or University.

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Applying for a scholarship does not obligate the individuals to join a branch of the military. The obligation only comes into effect if an individual is awarded an ROTC scholarship and accepts it. To be awarded an ROTC Scholarship, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Each branch has its own requirements for high school GPA, SAT or ACT scores, age and meeting minimum fitness standards.

Each ROTC program requires students to take classes in leadership development, military skills and career training. Marine Corps cadets participate in Naval ROTC but require classes in national security policy and U.S. military affairs.

ROTC scholarships cover the costs for tuition, fees and textbooks for four years, plus a monthly stipend for personal expenses. These scholarships are offered at over 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States.

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