Ball State University

“ The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) has many benefits including financial assistance for college, monthly stipends, membership in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with the Army National Guard or Army Reserve, which can provide extra monthly income for college, and eligibility for military benefits such as the use of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), and insurance coverage (Veterans Affairs). ”

Cadet Aaron Bolt, Nappanee, Indiana


In Army ROTC you will learn to become a leader-not just a person who gives orders but a person who leads by example. Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you're a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust to environments that are always changing. You'll be driven to achieve success with your team on every mission.

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The specific skills you receive in Army ROTC will include things like leadership development, military skills and adventure training. This will take place both in the classroom and in the field, but you will have a normal daily schedule like all college students. Army ROTC has two phases: Basic Course and Advanced Course.

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Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

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