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Upcoming Events 


ROTC Orientation 
August 20, 21, 22
0900
Wright Hall
Shippensburg University

35th Annual 5k/10k Run 
October 25
0900
Student Rec Complex
Shippensburg University

Officer-Ship Seminar
Saturday, November 1, 2014
0900 
Ceddia Union Building
Shippensburg University

High School Scholarship 
Application Deadline: January 10, 2015 
www.armyrotc.com/

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Contact Information

Dr. Joseph Hasper
Recruiting Operations Officer
U.S. Army ROTC
Wright Hall 204

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Telephone: 717-477-1896
Fax: 717-477-1783
jjhasper@ship.edu

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Army Links

www.army.mil
goarmy.com/officer
Army Reserve
National Guard

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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