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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
  • Making the Right Decision-2

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about how he was before joining the army - quiet, video ge...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Making the Right Decision-2
    01:42
  • Tanya Forbes

    Tanya Forbes talk about how she feels the Army was the best thing for her son Jo...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Education

    Tanya Forbes
    00:46
  • An Education in Benefits

    SPC Antoine Grimes describes a day of life on post: 9-5 day, have time to spend ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    An Education in Benefits
    00:39
  • Gaining Experience

    Mother SPC Antoine Grimes concerned about son when he graduated high school. Mot...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Gaining Experience
    00:40
  • Pvt Jonathan Hughes

    Mother of PV2, Jonathan Hughes talks about his childhood - mischievous, spoiled....

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Pvt Jonathan Hughes
    01:32
  • Spc Jodie Wood

    SPC Jodie Wood - parents talks about the of person their daughter is and how it ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Spc Jodie Wood
    00:48
  • Leading and Living

    Captain Eugene Handza, Pharmacist (Reserve) talks about role/experience/benefits...

    Leading and Living
    01:32
  • Captain Eugene Handza - Pharmacist (Reserve)

    Captain Eugene Handza, Pharmacist (Reserve) talks further about job details and ...

    Captain Eugene Handza - Pharmacist (Reserve)
    02:01
  • Captain Seth Holland

    Captain Holland, a physician assistant at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, near San Anto...

    Captain Seth Holland
    01:10
  • A Healthy Army

    2nd Lieutenant Tara Johnson, Dietitian (Reserve) (65C) talks about role/experien...

    A Healthy Army
    01:44
  • Opportunities

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/b...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Professions

    Opportunities
    02:24
  • 1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes - Critical Care Nurse

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse discusses why she joined army...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Corps

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes - Critical Care Nurse
    02:33
  • Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers

    As a child, he “wanted to be able to fix dogs.” Now Lt. Col. Rob Goodman is an A...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Veterinarian Medical Corps

    Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers
    01:26
  • Inside the Band

    Soldiers talk about their interest in music.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Bands Careers

    Army band singers
    Inside the Band
    01:22
  • Inside the Band

    Soldiers talk about their audition experiences.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Bands Audition

    Inside the Band
    01:32
  • Inside the Band

    Soldier's talk about the School of Music.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Bands Careers

    Inside the Band
    01:12
  • Inside the band

    Soldiers talk about being an Army Band member.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs Featured

    TAGS: Army Bands Careers

    Army band drummer
    Inside the band
    02:13
  • 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
  • Steady employment, pay raises, promotions

    The Army has provided at least $100,000 in education benefits to me…I’ve been em...

    CATEGORY: Officership Benefits Education

    Caggins
    Steady employment, pay raises, promotions
    1:01
  • Starting at the top

    Captain Kenrick Forrester “knows how to lead people across any spectrum…. Here I...

    CATEGORY: ROTC Education Officership

    Starting at the top
    1:01
  • 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

    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

    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

    West Point: Graduate as an Officer
    03:58
  • Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer

    If you have a specialized profession or background as a civilian, you can be dir...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership Direct Commission

    Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer
    03:55
  • 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
  • DRILL SERGEANT GABRIEL TEMPLES

    Drill Sergeant Gabriel Temples from Texas, answers Tanner from Metamora, Michiga...

    DRILL SERGEANT GABRIEL TEMPLES
  • DRILL SERGEANT GABRIEL TEMPLES

    Drill Sergeant Gabriel Temples answers Tanner from Metamora, Michigan who asks; ...

    DRILL SERGEANT GABRIEL TEMPLES
  • DIRECT COMMISSION

    Video of two post graduates that obtained education and officership through the ...

    DIRECT COMMISSION
    03:02
  • Why I Joined – CPT Paz Munoz

    See why CPT Paz Munoz was inspired to become an officer in the Army Reserve.

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Family Medicine Benefits Officership

    Why I Joined – CPT Paz Munoz
    0:20
  • Skills In Action – CPT Paz Munoz

    Find out how CPT Paz Munoz used her skills as a Critical Care Nurse in the Army ...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Family Benefits Medicine Officership

    Skills In Action – CPT Paz Munoz
    0:17
  • Skills For Civilian Success – CPT Paz Munoz

    CPT Paz Munoz explains how the Army Reserve helped her advance in her civilian c...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Officership Family Benefits Medicine

    Skills For Civilian Success – CPT Paz Munoz
    0:17
  • Skills For Civilian Success – SSG Andrea Melgoza

    SSG Andrea Melgoza explains how the Army Reserve helped her advance her civilian...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Benefits

    Skills For Civilian Success – SSG Andrea Melgoza
    0:17
  • Why I Joined – SPC Daniel Lopez

    See why SPC Daniel Lopez was inspired to enlist in the Army Reserve.

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Benefits Family Vehicles & Equipment

    Why I Joined – SPC Daniel Lopez
    0:20
  • Skills In Action – SPC Daniel Lopez

    Find out how SPC Daniel Lopez used his skills as a UH-60 Helicopter Repairer in ...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Benefits Vehicles & Equipment Family

    Skills In Action – SPC Daniel Lopez
    0:17
  • Autumn Anderson & Her Mom

    Autumn Anderson's mother talks about how determined and focused her daughter has...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Education

    Autumn Anderson & Her Mom
    01:17
  • Serving country and family

    Watch Sergeant Robert Catanach tell his Army Reserve stories: how the Army Reser...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Family Education Benefits Featured

    TAGS: 35M Human Intelligence Opportunities Education Tuition Assistance GI Bill Family Benefits Pride

    Sergeant Robert Catanach
    Serving country and family
    02:02
  • Gaining a Master's Degree (and more)

    Watch Captain Paul Gonzalez explain how he’s taken advantage of the many opportu...

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

    TAGS: Reserves Get An Education Combat Engineer Reserve Benefits internal tags:Soldier Life/Training Diver 12b Opportunities

    CPT Paul Gonzalez
    Gaining a Master's Degree (and more)
    02:10
  • Fulfilling Her Goals

    Sergeant Summer Guerrero (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about job role/experience/b...

    Fulfilling Her Goals
    01:24
  • Summer Guerrero

    See how Summer earned certificates in the Army Reserve that gave her a competiti...

    Summer Guerrero
    00:47
  • SPC Peterson & His Mother

    Scott and Lisa talk about the balance of life as a Soldier and a student in the ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Army Life

    SPC Peterson & His Mother
    01:38
  • Green to Gold

    First Lieutenant Terrance Wilson (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experi...

    1LT Terrance Wilson
    Green to Gold
    02:21
  • The Campus Cadre

    Soldiers describe the role of the cadre of the ROTC program. Role of the Cadre i...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Leadership

    The Campus Cadre
    01:38
  • Start Strong

    Soldier's talk about their ROTC experiences.

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: Army ROTC Leadership

    Start Strong
    03:00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences. ROTC benefits: ci...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC West Point

    Making of an Officer
    02:21
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences, experience of the...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Officers

    Making of an Officer
    02:59
  • First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett

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

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett
    01:18
  • A Most Rewarding Experience

    Hear why First Lieutenant Clint Bickett found ROTC “the most rewarding experienc...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Medical Corps

    A Most Rewarding Experience
    00:41
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • True Camaraderie

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - Experience ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    True Camaraderie
    01:50
  • Becoming A Leader

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - Being in RO...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Becoming A Leader
    01:43
  • Furthering Her Career

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - similarites...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Furthering Her Career
    01:25
  • Welcome To goarmy.com

    Explore over 150 different careers you can train for and find out from real Sold...

    CATEGORY: About the Army

    TAGS: Careers Soldier Life

    Army Soldiers in field environment
    Welcome To goarmy.com
    00:36
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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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