Scholarships

Federal Scholarships

The Army ROTC Federal Scholarship will cover 100 percent of your tuition and fees, $1,200 a year for books and up to $500 in a monthly stipend to help with living expenses. Scholarships are available in lengths of two, three or four years, depending on which academic year you are and your college graduation date. If you would like additional information or to fill out a scholarship application, go to www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html, click on the High School Students link to create an account and start your application process. Initial application deadline for high school students is 10 January. All updates are required to be postmarked by 28 February. Please contact us by phone at 715/232-5629 or email at pindellk@uwstout.edu or parksj@uwstout.edu  (715/232-1427) if you have any additional questions. 

 

Green to Gold

UW-Stout Army ROTC also accepts two, three, and four year Green-to-Gold (GTG) Scholarship recipients, Active Duty Option (ADO) recipients and Non-Scholarship GTG students as well. The GTG program is designed for active duty soldiers who desire to complete their education and earn their commission as a 2LT in the Active Duty, National Guard, or Army Reserves. You can start the application process online at: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted-soldiers.html.

Soldiers applying for GTG must have approval of their chain of command and must be accepted to UW-Stout. 

 

On Campus Scholarships

On campus scholarships are offered to both current and future students who were not offered or did not apply for the Federal ROTC Scholarship or Green-to-Gold program. These scholarships range in length from two to four years. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance for $1,200 per year and also receive a monthly stipend. 

 

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships are available through the USAR for students that desire to participate in the Senior ROTC program. These scholarships guarantee that the student once graduated from school and commissioned in the U.S. Army, must serve their obligation in the USAR or ARNG. USAR scholarships provide for two years of benefits. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have exactly two years of school remaining. Contact the Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your school's Army ROTC department to determine specific eligibility requirements. These scholarships pay up to $20,000 for tuition and fees or room and board. The student can choose which option they desire. In addition, a $900 per year book allowance is paid to the student. Also, a cadet stipend is paid per month to the student in the following amounts: $400 for the junior year and $500 for the senior year. Cadet may also use the Chapter 1606 or Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), if eligible. See PMS to determine eligibility for the Selected Reserve (SR)-MGIB and kicker. The Kicker pays $350 per month in addition to what is paid by the SR-MGIB. The USAR-GRFD scholarship student must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with an USAR unit prior to commission. Cadets whom participate in the SMP are paid at the rank of E-5, approximately $225 per month, unless the cadet was already in the USAR and holds a rank higher than E-5.

 

Army National Guard Scholarship (ARNG)

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) and Dedicated Army National Guard (DEDNG) scholarships are available through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Course (ROTC). These scholarships guarantee that commissioned Cadets serve ARNG. GRFD scholarships are available for up to two years and allow simultaneous use with the Select Reserve Montgomery GI Bill (a.k.a. “Guard” GI bill, chapter 1606 or 1607). The DEDNG scholarship is available for up to three years but does not allow simultaneous use with the Guard GI bill. Major scholarship qualifications include: US citizenship, 2.5 GPA, under 31 years of age for the entire year of commissioning, pass the Army Physical Fitness Test, meet Army height/weight standards, full-time student, and be of good moral character. Contact the Professor of Military Science (PMS)  at your school's Army ROTC department to determine eligibility, and don't forget to tell him you're interested in an ARNG scholarship.

These scholarships pay full tuition and mandatory fees, or can pay room and board (not to exceed $10,000 per year). Room and board payment is for on campus (pays actual cost, not to exceed $10,000) or off-campus (pays the average room and board plan for the university, not to exceed $10,000). All scholarships come with a $1,200 per year book allowance paid directly to the student. National Guard scholarships for room and board can be used with federal and/or state tuition assistance to cover all major college expenses (tuition and fees, room and board, books). Cadets are also paid a monthly stipend in the following amounts: $350 for the sophomore year, $400 for the junior year, and $500 for the senior year. If eligible for Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) the student may qualify for an additional $350 per month MGIB “SMP” kicker.

Note that all ARNG scholarship students must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with an ARNG unit while in school. The cadet drills with an ARNG unit and paid at the rank of E-5, approximately $250 per month, unless already in the ARNG and holds a rank higher than E-5.

 

UW-Stout Foundation Scholarships

All UW-Stout students are eligible for Stout Foundation scholarships, which are awarded based on an overall student profile, including participation in academic organizations and other groups, students' interest areas or financial need. Awards range from $250 to $6,000. Scholarship applications are due January 31, 2014. Additional information is available online at https://www2.uwstout.edu/foundation/Scholarships/.