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How to Become a Lion Cadet

Experience The Camaraderie of ROTC at the University of North Alabama

When you become a part of Army ROTC, you're not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated Cadets. But make no mistake, you're a student first. You'll have a college schedule like your fellow students, but you'll also receive classroom and field courses that will challenge and excite you. Beyond that, you can take part in events and activities with fellow Cadets that will

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HS Scholarship

High school

Students coming from high school have the opportunity to receive a 4 year 100% tuition paid scholarship.
Requirements:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

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Scholarship

College Student

If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. There are many options available to pay for college including a four-year, three-year, or two-year scholarship. There are also other ways to afford going to school as well as other benefits.

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Prior Service

Green to Gold Program

Prior service Active Duty Soldiers are eligible for the Green to Gold Program. Which is a two-year program that provides eligible, Active Duty enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree or a two-year graduate degree and earn a commission as an Army Officer.

Benefits:

  • Soldiers selected to participate in this program will continue to receive their current pay and allowances while in the program (up to a maximum of 24 consecutive months).
  • If qualified, Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits
  • Post 9/11 GI Billpost 9.11
  • Normal PCS entitlements
  • Leadership training
  • Responsibility and Practical Experience
  • Mentorship of the PMS/APMS
  • Camaraderie

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen (non-waiverable)
  • Age - Be under 30 years of age on the date of the projected graduation and commission. (waivers can be requested)
  • Cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Crime
  • Have a minimum of 2 years Active Duty at the time of application as well as 3 months of Active Duty for every one month of specialized training (waiver can be requested)
  • GT score of 110 or greater
  • Pass the APFT within the last 6 months with score of 180 or higher, minimum of 60 points in each event
  • College Grade Point Average of 2.5
  • Letter of Acceptance to School of Choice offering Army ROTC
  • Letter of Acceptance from the PMS of that Army ROTC Battalion
  • Favorable National Agency Check (or have initiated the action)
  • DODMERB Medical Qualification
  • Be eligible to Reenlist
  • Not be a conscientious objector
  • No more than 3 dependents including spouse (waiverable)

Other Financial Opportunities

There area many other ways to acquire financial assistance for Army National Guard and Army Reserve detailed here.

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