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EWU Army ROTC Scholarships

Welcome to Eastern Washington University ROTC Fighting Eagle Battalion - Developing leaders for our country's future!

EWU Fighting Eagle Battalion promotes ROTC leadership development by actively recruiting, retaining and training qualified cadets and is focused on scholars, athletes and leaders for commissioning in the Active, Reserve and National Guard components of the United States Army. Army ROTC is dedicated to developing a sense of service to the nation and to developing better citizens and future leaders.

Criteria to qualify for ROTC Scholarships:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident
  • Between 17 and 30 years old
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Nurses: GPA 3.0 minimum)
  • Pass a physical exam and pass the Army Physical Fitness Test or the Presidential Physical Fitness Test
  • No civil convictions (unless waiver is approved)

If you are interested in getting a start on your career, contact the EWU ROTC Enrollment Officer at 509.359.6110 or rotc@ewu.edu.

National Army ROTC Scholarship

The National Army ROTC scholarship program is run by the U.S. Army Cadet Command. The deadline to apply for a four-year national scholarship is Jan. 10, 2013. You can find out more about the Army ROTC, in general, and apply for the four-year national scholarship, at the Army ROTC website.  Also, check with your high school guidance counselor for information about the Army ROTC scholarship. High school students can apply online for these scholarships at the Cadet Command website or request a paper version from our department. 

If you are not selected for a national scholarship, that is, by no means, the end of the road. The national scholarship program is very competitive. There is additional scholarship money - in total, more than in the national program - in the hands of Army ROTC departments at the various universities.

EWU ROTC Scholarship

Pays for:
- Full tuition and fees OR room and board up to $10,000
- Book stipend up to $1,200
- Monthly stipend starting at $300 for freshmen, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors and $500 for seniors

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD)

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) guarantees Army cadets access and service in the Army National Guard, or Reserves, as an officer. Student may choose a GRFD contract at the beginning of their junior year.

Per year incentives (10 months):

Stipend (sophomores $350)

$3,500

Drill pay through SMP E-5 (254.60)

$2,748

Book stipend

$1,200

Montgomery GI bill ($329)

$3,290

Montgomery GI kicker ($350)

$3,500

Federal tuition assistance

$4,500

Room and board

$10,000

Total

$28,360

Additionally, there may be a $10,000 bonus after basic training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

Simultaneous Membership Program with Army National Guard or Army Reserves (SMP)

Per year incentives (10 months):

Stipend (sophomores $350)

$3,500

Drill pay through SMP E-5 (274.84)

$2,748

 Montgomery GI bill ($329) 

$3,290

 Montgomery GI bill kicker ($350)

$3,500

Federal tuition assistance

$4,500

Total

$17,538

Nurse Scholarship

Pays for:  
- Tuition and fees OR room and board for EWU and WSU
- Littmann cardiology stethoscope when available
- Stipend for books $1200 yearly stipend for books
- Monthly stipend based on academic year
- Reimbursement for cost of NCLEX review course & test

Leaders Training Course (LTC)

Receive pay to try out the U.S. Army for four weeks during the summer with no committment.  There is a possibility of competing for a scholarship upon completion of the course and a possible $5,000 bonus upon contracting with the U.S. Army thorough EWU ROTC.

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