Why choose ROTC at CSB+SJU?

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a U.S. Army program that lets you focus on your college career while also receiving valuable Army and leadership training. The U.S. Army will cover your tuition and fees for the specified number of years of your awarded scholarship. Upon completion of your college career, you will be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army, where you can serve full time on Active Duty or part time in the National Guard or Army Reserve. Being an ROTC Cadet offers you a chance to obtain a college degree, have a guaranteed career path after graduation, and move on from college with little to no student loan debt.

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The Army ROTC Scholarship

A U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship at CSB+SJU covers full tuition. It includes allocations for fees, a book allowance and an incentive to cover room and board. Scholarship awardees also receive a monthly cash stipend (for the nine months of the CSB+SJU academic year) of $420. Cadets get paid summer training and great leadership preparation – all in preparation to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

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Most U.S. Army officers are commissioned to serve in one of 16 standard branches focused either on combat operations, operation support, or force sustainment. Additionally, you could be commissioned to a specialty branch requiring a specific degree, focusing on legal or medical service.

Programs & Curriculum

The military science courses of the Army ROTC program at CSB+SJU are designed to be taken alongside a full course load. This way, they don’t obstruct your path to completing your chosen major(s) and minor(s) or meeting the requirements of our Integrations Curriculum.