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Upcoming Events 


US Military History Course
May 18-June 12
Wright Hall, 1200-1400

Ship New Student Orientations
June 15-June 25
0730-0830 and 1145-1400
Ceddia Union Building (CUB)

Fall ROTC Orientation
For incoming Freshman
August 18-20
0900-1530
Ceddia Union Building (CUB) 

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For Information:

Dr. Joseph Hasper
ROTC Enrollment Officer
U.S. Army ROTC
Wright Hall 207

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

Click here to request information

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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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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