ROTC National Scholarship Program
The ROTC National Scholarship Program (http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html) provides high-achieving students with both four- and three-year scholarships that pay for full university tuition and fees OR room and board valued at $10,000/year. Contracted scholarship students also receive $600/semester for books and a monthly ROTC tax-free stipend that ranges from $350 (sophomore year) to $450 (junior year) and $500 (senior year). The application portal is open from June through early January for high school seniors to start an application. Minuteman Scholarships are also available that will allow students to complete their service obligation in the Army Reserve or National Guard while receiving full tuition assistance and living stipends.
At West Virginia University, more than half of our cadets are enlisted in the West Virginia Army National Guard through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). After completing initial entry training, all students are eligible for 100% tuition assistance, monthly drill pay, and the Reserve Component G.I. Bill ($369/month, tax-free), in addition to the ROTC stipend (mentioned above) once they are contracted. That is a total cash benefit of approximately $900-$1,100/month to help with room and board while the National Guard covers the costs of tuition and fees (approximately $24,000 for out-of-state students).
ROTC makes college dreams possible. If you have students who demonstrate good academics, leadership ability, athletic ability and a desire to serve our country, I am ready and available to discuss how to make those dreams become reality. It’s important to act soon as the National Scholarship portal requires students to have at least created an account by early January if they want to be considered for a national scholarship opportunity for next fall.
University of Pittsburgh Scholarships
The Office of Admissions at the University of Pittsburgh would like to bring to your attention two prestigious scholarships that are available only to qualified entering freshmen who reside in Pennsylvania: The Stamps Scholarship and the Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program.
The University of Pittsburgh is proud to partner with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation as one of only 43 schools in the country to offer a full-tuition, room and boardscholarship to five incoming freshmen from Pennsylvania. Known as the Stamps Scholarship, the award also provides up to $17,400 in enrichment funds to be used over four years (or eight terms) for the purpose of study abroad, unpaid internships, research, and other leadership experiences.
Each year, five graduating high school seniors from Pennsylvania will be selected to participate in the Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program. Each student will each receive a full-tuition scholarship for four years (or eight terms) which may include one international experience as well as assistance with securing internship positions throughout their time at Pitt.
Please note, while students’ credentials will be automatically reviewed for University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships, consideration for the Stamps Scholarship and the Nordenberg Scholars Program requires the submission of additional materials and is completely voluntary.
To be considered, the following three items must be submitted together and received by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid no later than December 1:
Encourage your students to start the PA Scholars Application today!
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