University of Vermont

University of Vermont Army ROTC

Considering ROTC

As you make your way through college, you may find that you are looking for more than a college diploma when you graduate. If you are, consider Army ROTC.

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is the premier leadership course in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the United States Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard becoming a leader for life.

Army ROTC has a long, rich history of producing some of the most notable leaders in our country's history. The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was born when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Defense Act of 1916. Since its inception, Army ROTC has provided leadership and military training at schools and universities across the country commissioning more than a half million Officers. It is the largest commissioning source in the United States military. Upon graduation, Cadets will serve as Second Lieutenants in the National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, or Active Duty assignment.

High School Juniors and Seniors:

Each year thousands of High School students apply to the United States Army Cadet Command Scholarship program. The U.S. Army Cadet Command awards both 4 year and 3 year scholarships via a National ROTC scholarship process. The ROTC National Scholarship process is independent from your college application process. Candidates for an ROTC scholarship can request up to seven school choices. Learn more at or by contacting Mr. Michael Palaza at the University of Vermont Army ROTC at 802-656-5757 or

Current College Students:

College students can also enroll in Army ROTC during their freshman & sophomore years. Enrollment into Army ROTC is contingent upon being academically, physically, and medically qualified. Learn more by contacting Mr. Michael Palaza at the University of Vermont Army ROTC at 802-656-5757 or

Last modified February 02 2015 09:00 AM