Benefits
SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships

Army scholarships award students for academic excellence and allow them to focus on earning their college degree rather than worrying about how they’re going to pay for it. Read more about how to earn money for college through these Army scholarships.

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MONTGOMERY GI BILL

The Montgomery GI Bill is designed to help you pay for your college education.

Depending on how long you enlist with the Army and the job you choose, you can get over $60,000 to help pay for college. All you have to do is give $100 a month during your first year of service.

While most people think of the Montgomery GI Bill as a military benefit, it’s not actually managed by the Department of Defense or any branch of the U.S. Military. The Montgomery GI Bill is actually a “veteran benefit” and is managed by the Veterans Administration, which administers the program based upon the laws enacted by Congress.

To find out more about current amounts and eligibility requirements, contact your local Army recruiter or Army job counselor.

ARMY RESERVE BENEFIT

The Army Reserve offers a Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill for over $13,000. If you qualify for and accept a critical position in the Army Reserve, you can earn an additional MGIB kicker.

ARMY RESERVE MGIB KICKER

You can add up to $350 a month to your Montgomery GI Bill for up to 36 months (total of up to $12,600) with the GI Bill Kicker. “Kicker” amounts may vary according to job and rank.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Soldiers who have served 90 or more days on active duty on or after Sept.11, 2001, are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The bill provides up to 36 months of benefits for education at an institution of higher learning. Benefits of the program include tuition, fees, a monthly living allowance, books and supplies. Benefits can also be transferred to a spouse or dependent children.

ARMY RESERVE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

Let us help you pay off your college loans with the Army Reserve Student Loan Repayment Program.  Soldiers who enlist in the Army Reserve for six years are eligible.  

CONCURRENT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM (CONAP)

The Army Reserve can help you to take advantage of your educational benefits. In this program, we partner with over 1,800 colleges and universities to make it easy for you to get into college and start earning credit.

ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT ENLISTED COMMISSIONING PROGRAM

Active or Reserve Army enlisted soldiers are eligible to attend college full-time to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and can earn the following benefits:

  • Up to $9,000 per academic year for tuition and mandatory fees for up to 24 months
  • Up to $1,000 per academic year for books
  • Full pay and allowances, including eligibility for promotions

MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCHOOL STIPEND PROGRAM

Students enrolled in accredited medical schools are eligible for a monthly stipend of more than $1,900. And once you graduate, you’ll train as part of an Army Reserve unit and get a chance to serve.

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Otto always wanted to go to a private university; we didn't have money to send him to a private school. Basically I was getting the education that I could afford, not necessarily the education that I wanted for myself. But Otto's dream was always to go to the University of Miami. I had to find a source that would allow me the opportunity to go to a better school.

So one day, walking through my community college, I look over and there was a ROTC recruiter. And I started asking him questions and all of the answers that I was getting, they seemed to all line up in the direction that I wanted to move. I wanted to move to a better school; I wanted a higher education; I wanted to be challenged as a student. And at that point, the light bulb went on and - Eureka! - here I am.

The Army helped him find his path in life and Otto came out a grown man. I'm grateful to the Army for everything they've done for my son. It's an indescribable emotion. I feel it with all my heart.