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A Way to Pay for College

Soldiers talk about their experience of joining ROTC and its educational benefits (scholarship, monthly stipend, tuition, financial stability)

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  • Making the Right Decision

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about why he joined - stuck at a job, wanted a career. Ben...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Making the Right Decision
    01:41
  • SGT Kristen King

    See how Kristen's job in the Army Reserve gives her experience that will help he...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Broadcast Journalist Army Reserve

    SGT Kristen King
    01:10
  • Guiding college-bound students

    Watch how an Army ROTC scholarship took CPT Michael Pope from combat to communic...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: signal officer Enrollment Officer ROTC

    Guiding college-bound students
    01:57
  • LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

    See how the unique training, mentorship and experiences you get at 2-year Americ...

    CATEGORY: Education Officership ROTC

    Learning to Lead
    LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
    7:39
  • Army ROTC: From Student to Officer

    Cadet Richard Dolan knew he wanted to become a leader. See why he chose Army ROT...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership ROTC

    Cadet Richard Dolan
    Army ROTC: From Student to Officer
    04:00
  • Officer Candidate School: A Leader in 12 Weeks

    In OCS, college graduates and Soldiers with degrees, like Candidate Ricky Jones,...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership Officer Candidate School

    OCS Candidate Ricky Jones
    Officer Candidate School: A Leader in 12 Weeks
    03:56
  • West Point: Graduate as an Officer

    A rigorous curriculum and unparalleled training in leadership, that’s why Cadet ...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Cadet Jae Yu
    West Point: Graduate as an Officer
    03:58
  • Bryce McNeal Part 5

    Bryce McNeal talks about the big game and his college selection.

    Bryce McNeal Part 5
  • Xavier Nixon Part 3

    Xavier Nixon talks about getting motivated for the big game and his upcoming col...

    Xavier Nixon Part 3
  • Xavier Nixon Part 5

    Xavier Nixon describes the big game and his college selection.

    Xavier Nixon Part 5
  • Money For Your Education

    Soldier talks about her experience before the Army: had difficulty completing ...

    CATEGORY: Education

    TAGS: Benefits Education

    Money For Your Education
    00:33
  • Taking Classes While In The Army

    getting paid to go to college, earn college credit for military school and train...

    CATEGORY: Education

    TAGS: Benefits Education

    Taking Classes While In The Army
    00:25
  • PRIVATE ROBERT DAVISON

    Private Robert Davison answers Alison from Eden Prairie, Minnesota who asks; "Do...

    PRIVATE ROBERT DAVISON
  • ARMY ROTC

    Follows several college students that have joined the ROTC at their college or u...

    ARMY ROTC
    03:16
  • Episode 2:

    The Army teaches you strong leadership skills. Same thing with NCAA sports.

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Episode 2:
    04:37
  • Episode 10:

    Find out what an Army MP instructor has to say about coaching NCAA football.

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Episode 10:
    04:37
  • West Point Instructor / Athletic Director

    See how managing Soldiers and college athletes requires similar leadership skill...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    West Point Instructor / Athletic Director
    06:09
  • Military Police Instructor / NCAA Linebacker Coach

    Watch a U.S. Army MP instructor go one on one with an NCAA football coach.

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Military Police Instructor / NCAA Linebacker Coach
    04:37
  • Episode 1: Julian

    The thrill of firing an M240H helicopter-mounted machine gun gives this soccer-p...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 1: Julian
    05:35
  • Making the Right Decision

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about why he joined - stuck at a job, wanted a career. Ben...

    Making the Right Decision
    01:41
  • The Army As A Career

    According to PFC Causey’s mother, failure for her daughter — in any regard — was...

    CATEGORY: Parents Family

    TAGS: College Parents Family Women Career

    The Army As A Career
    00:44
  • Money For Education

    "Soldiers talk about their experiences in the Army Reserve: leadership, educatio...

    CATEGORY: Education

    TAGS: Army Reserve Education

    Money For Education
    01:52
  • Army Reserve

    Soldiers describe the Army Reserve as a life-changing opportunity.

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Careers

    Army Reserve
  • Earning a prestigious degree for free

    See how the Army Reserve helped Captain Sandra Altamirano get into USC’s Annenbe...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Family Education ROTC Officership Benefits Featured

    TAGS: 46A Public Affairs Officer internal tags:goarmy-video-repository/radio/TV Broadcast Journalist Education Colleges Family Benefits Opportunities training

    CPT Sandra Altamirano
    Earning a prestigious degree for free
    01:49
  • Autumn Anderson

    Autumn describes how her Army Reserve experience sets her apart from her peers.

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Motor Transport Operator

    Autumn Anderson
    00:48
  • SGT Autumn Anderson

    Autumn didn't just join the Army Reserve for the money for college-she wanted a ...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Motor Transport Operator Army Reserve

    SGT Autumn Anderson
    00:47
  • Different Programs For Different Needs

    Soldiers and Professors talk about the ROTC program and their experiences.

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Colleges

    Different Programs For Different Needs
    01:53
  • A Balanced College Experience

    Soldiers describe their experience as a college student while in the ROTC progra...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Scholarships

    A Balanced College Experience
    02:03
  • An Enhanced Education

    Soldiers in the Army ROTC Nurse program talks about: the program, benefits of be...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    An Enhanced Education
    02:33
  • Greater Responsibilities

    Soldiers in the Army ROTC Nurse program talks about: their experiences, advanta...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Greater Responsibilities
    02:24
  • A Way to Pay for College

    Soldiers talk about their experience of joining ROTC and its educational benefit...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Money For College

    A Way to Pay for College
    02:06
  • With Strength Comes Responsibility

    Soldiers talk about their experience of being in the ROTC. Officers talks about ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Money For College

    With Strength Comes Responsibility
    01:50
  • The Making of an Army Officer

    Watch Soldiers talk about their personal experiences in the ROTC. “I wanted to h...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Leadership

    The Making of an Army Officer
    02:17
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences - country needs l...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Making of an Officer
    01:00
  • First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett

    First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett (Reserve Officer) talks about experience/benefi...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett
    01:07
  • Jeff Davis

    Find out how Jeff jumped from high school athletics to college and Army ROTC.

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Jeff Davis
    01:14
  • Getting the Most Out of College

    Cadet Jeff David (Reserve, cadet) talks about experience/benefits - started in j...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Sports Management

    Getting the Most Out of College
    01:26
  • A World of Options

    The first in his family to attend college thanks to an ROTC scholarship, John Pa...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Training

    A World of Options
    01:43
  • Becoming a Leader

    John Paul and his ROTC superiors discuss his leadership development and personal...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Leadership

    Becoming a Leader
    02:06
  • Skills You Can Use For A Lifetime

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - civilian...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Skills You Can Use For A Lifetime
    02:41
  • Get The Education You Want

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - how/why ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Education

    Get The Education You Want
    01:12
  • Turn Dreams Into Reality

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - talked t...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Turn Dreams Into Reality
    01:10
  • RJ Custodio

    With the help of an ROTC scholarship, RJ is able to pay for college while gainin...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    RJ Custodio
    01:06
  • RJ Custodio

    Cadet RJ Custodio (Reserve, cadet), talks about experience/benefits - why he joi...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    RJ Custodio
    01:16
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A Way to Pay for College

Soldiers talk about their experience of joining ROTC and its educational benefits (scholarship, monthly stipend, tuition, financial stability)

The great thing about people coming through an ROTC program here at JMU or anyplace else is that they learn they can do a lot of things they never thought they were capable of. You know, since High School, I always wanted to be in the army but I also wanted to go to college with a bunch of my buddies and ROTC was a way I first heard about from a counselor in High School he told me about it. I applied for a scholarship and got a four-year scholarship. They decided to pay for books, tuition and they were giving me five hundred dollars a month. You just have to apply usually in senior year of high school, you have to be interviewed, and you have to take a physical fitness test and if they like you they offer you a scholarship.
The importance of getting a scholarship is huge. Kids from out of state are paying anywhere from 20 to 50 thousand dollars depending on what college they are going to. I would have had to pay 100 thousand dollars and that's all in my pocket now. So as soon as I go in to the real world, I'm not paying back student loans. All my buddies are struggling working through college right now worrying about paying next year's tuition.
I joined because of the educational benefit and for financial stability. I wanted to graduate with a degree and ROTC was able to help me get my degree and pay my tuition. And I discovered you can get all the benefits, through the Army and not have to do the stringent West Point or Academy-oriented base curriculum and lifestyle.
When you sign up for ROTC they have an agreement with the school where regardless if you are an out-of-state resident, you get in state tuition so that helped a lot. Definitely tried out, pays for tuition, books, gives you about five hundred dollar stipend you don't have to worry about working you just focus on school focus on your physical fitness and that's what I did, you know it was the best deal that I could possibly get and I took it.
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