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    

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 http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html                        

Fall 2017 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.

ROTC Orientation Program  
August 22-24, 2017  
Incoming Ship freshmen who are starting
ROTC: get a jump start on the semester by
moving in a day early! Includes ROTC book,
uniform, and equipment issue plus overview
of ROTC procedures and training.

Officer-Ship Seminar  
November 18, 2017  
Join us for a half-day seminar on ROTC, Officer
careers, and a detailed look at the High School
Scholarship Program

Registration Form


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For Information:

   
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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