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Upcoming Events 

Fall Leadership Training Exercise (LTE)
September 26-27
Letterkenny Army Depot

Ranger Challenge Competition
October 10-12 
Ft. Dix, NJ

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

Officer-Ship Seminar
Saturday, November 8, 2014
0900-1200 
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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National High School Scholarship 

Focus On Your Studies, Not How You'll Pay For Them

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Current high school seniors and soon-to-be seniors can apply for an ROTC scholarship at one of over 1100 colleges across the country. The process starts by filling out an online application at the Go Army website.

The application window is open from June of your junior year through January 11 of your senior year.

After filling out the online portion, you will be asked to send a copy of your high school transcripts and test scores (ACT or SAT) to Cadet Command at Ft. Knox, KY. You will also take a physical fitness assessment at your school, which consists of 1 minute of pushups, 1 minute of situps, and a 1 mile run. Finally, you will have a personal interview with an ROTC Professor of Military Science. 

Scholarship selections are made in October, January, and March by a board of officers at Ft. Knox, KY. If you are offered a scholarship you will be notified in writing through the US mail. 

Benefits

  • Full tuition and fees (either in-state or out-of-state) OR Room and Board
  • Can be used in conjunction with other scholarships
  • $1200 per year book allowance
  • Monthly allowance of $300-$500 while attending class
  • Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army upon graduation, with service in the Active Duty Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard
  • Marketable leadership skills and experience

Requirements

  • US Citizen
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 920 (math/verbal) on the SAT or 19 (excluding the required writing test scores) on the ACT
  • Meet Department of Defense physical fitness standards
  • Agree to serve as a commissioned officer after graduation

Commitment

Eight year service commitment, which can be served in the following ways:

  • At least four years on Active Duty, with the remainder served as a part-time officer in the National Guard or Army Reserves
  • At least four years on Active Duty, with the remainder served in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
  • Eight years of part-time service in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard