Benefits of Army ROTC

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ROTC helps students put forth their best effort by relieving some financial burden of a college education. Some of these incentives include:

  • ROTC Scholarships (click the Scholarships tab for more information)
    • Pays 100% of tuition and mandatory fees (either resident or non-resident rates), OR room and board (for on- or off-campus housing)
    • Annual book allowance of $1,200
    • Subsistence allowances (see below)
  • Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) (Army National Guard)
    • State Education Assistance Program (EAP) up to $6,622 per year
    • Chapter 1606 GI Bill of $362 per month (after Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training)
    • GI Bill kicker ($350 per month)
    • Drill pay at the E-5 rate ($290 per month)
    • Assigned to an Officer Trainee position in their units
    • Non-deployable status

  • Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) (Army Reserves)
    • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) up to $4500 a year
    • Chapter 1606 GI Bill of $362 per month (after Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training)
    • GI Bill kicker ($350 per month)
    • Drill pay at the E-5 rate ($290 per month)
    • Assigned to an Officer Trainee position in their units
    • Non-deployable status
  • Subsistence Allowance ("Stipend")
    • ROTC pays a monthly tax fee stipend to all contracted members. The allowance is paid for each month of the school year (August through May):
      • Freshmen - $300
      • Sophomores - $350
      • Juniors - $450
      • Seniors - $500

  • Critical Language Incentive Bonus
    • Students earn up to $2500 per year for studying one of 32 "critical" languages
    • Fully funded semester abroad opportunities for language majors
    • Paid summer internships (approx. 30 days in a foreign country)

  • Summer Training Opportunities. Each summer selected cadets have the opportunity to attend:
    • Airborne School
    • Air Assault School
    • Mountain Warfare School
    • Northern Warfare School
    • and others

  • Other Benefits
    • Options of Active Duty, National Guard or Army Reserve service as an officer after graduation
    • Exceptional leadership training
    • Become part of a group of students with similar interests and goals
    • Stay physically fit

Upcoming Events 

ROTC Dining Out
Friday, February 24 2017 
ROTC cadets, cadre, and their guests hold
a formal dinner at Carlisle Barracks.

Cadet For A Day   
April 27, 2017
8am - 4pm at Shippensburg University                        
High school Juniors and Seniors spend a day
shadowing one of our cadets through a normal 
college day--including ROTC class. 

Click here to register online

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High School Scholarship Applications   
June 14, 2017 thru January 11, 2018
Current high school juniors can apply for a
full 4-year scholarship to one of over 1100
colleges--including Shippensburg!

Apply online at www.goarmy.com                        

Fall 2018 ROTC Enrollment 
Thru September 1, 2017 
Incoming and current Ship students can get
started in ROTC with no testing or military
obligation. Adding a 2 credit Military Science
Course to your schedule puts you on the path
to leadership excellence.

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For Information:

   
Dr. Joseph Hasper
ROTC Enrollment Officer
Wright Hall 207

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Telephone: 717-477-1896  
Cell/Text: 717-404-7092
Fax: 717-477-1783
ROTC@ship.edu

Click here for info!


Current Cadets:
For pay, contract, and travel issues contact:
Mr. Byron Stouffer
717-477-1782 BCStouffer@ship.edu
Wright Hall 206

For uniform or equipment issues contact:
Mr. Rodney Oberbroeckling
717-477-1794 RJOberbroeckling@ship.edu
Wright Hall 018

Army Links

www.army.mil - Official Homepage of the US Army

goarmy.com/rotc - Learn more about Army ROTC

Army Reserve - All about the Army Reserves

National Guard - Official website for Pennsylvania Army National Guard

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