National High School Scholarship

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


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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

Upcoming Events 

Fall FTX      
September 30-October 2, 2016                         
Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA
For current Shippensburg ROTC cadets

Halloween Social     
October 27, 2016                         
For current Shippensburg ROTC cadets.     

37th Annual 5k/10k Race     
October 29, 2016                         
Held annually on Homecoming Weekend, this fun race  
is run on and around the Shippensburg University  
 campus, with a portion of the proceeds going to the
Wounded Warrior Project.

37th Annual Officer-Ship Seminar   
November 12, 2016
9am - 12pm in Grove Hall (Room 101)      
This seminar gives high school Juniors,
Seniors, and their parents detailed, detailed
information about college ROTC, the ROTC Scholarship
process, and careers as an Army Officer. 

Click Here To Register


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

Click here for info!

Current Cadets:
For pay, contract, and travel issues contact:
Mr. Byron Stouffer
Wright Hall 206

For uniform or equipment issues contact:
Mr. Rodney Oberbroeckling
Wright Hall 018

Army Links - Official Homepage of the US Army - Learn more about Army ROTC

Army Reserve - All about the Army Reserves

National Guard - Official website for Pennsylvania Army National Guard