University of Vermont

UVM Reserve Officer Training Corps

Army ROTC Scholarships

Overview

Join the University of Vermont Army ROTC Alumni who currently serve in the Armed Forces, civilian sector, and here at the University. Obtain an education by serving your country and community through the National Guard, Army Reserves, or Active Duty. University of Vermont ROTC Green Mountain Battalion encompasses students from the following schools: UVM, Champlain College, Saint Michael's College, Middlebury College, Johnson State College, Castleton State College, and State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh. For those desiring to stay in the local area, options exist to serve in the National Guard (of any State) or Reserves while working in the local area. There are numerous Defense Industries in the immediate area such as General Dynamics, Revision Eye Wear and Liquid Measurements to name a few.

ROTC Scholarships are awarded based on merit to those students who are academically, physically, and medically qualified designed to lessen the financial burden of higher education to those who qualify. Scholarships can range from full Four Year scholarships, Three Year scholarships, and Two Year scholarships. There are a variety of ways to earn scholarships; you are encouraged to visit the following webpages and to visit or contact the UVM ROTC Office at 601 Main Street, Burlington, VT (802)-656-5757 or at SUNY Plattsburgh - Sibley Hall 309C, (518) 564-2769 or (518) 564-2770.

National Scholarship Applicants should visit the ROTC website to start your application process as early as possible. Applicants can apply during their junior or senior years of high school at http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/hs_four_year_scholarship.jsp. Army ROTC 4-year Scholarships and 3-year Advanced Designee Scholarships are available at the University of Vermont and its Partner Colleges. Applications must be complete no later than 15 January.

On-campus scholarships are also available to qualified applicants, both already enrolled in ROTC and those not yet enrolled, through annual competition. Applicants can apply through the UVM ROTC office on campus or via the web: http://www.uvm.edu/~goldbar/ or the SUNY Plattsburgh campus or web: http://www.plattsburgh.edu/academics/militarystudies/about.php.

Simultaneous Membership Program

The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC at the University of Vermont while serving in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and invaluable experience while serving as Officers trainees in your unit and even being put into leadership positions, while earning your college degree. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.

Requirements:
  • Current Sophmore (30 Credit Hours)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Pass Army Physical Fitness Test

While serving in the National Guard as an SMP Cadet, you will earn Sergeant (E5) monthly drill and a monthly stipend from ROTC. Sophmores receive $350/month, juniors receive $450/month, and seniors receive $500/month. As a Cadet serving with the National Guard or Army Reserve you are also eligible to receive the Montgomery GI BIll (approximately $288/month) and a $350 "Kicker." In addition, you may also be eligible for the National Guard Student Loan Repayment Program, which can pay back up to $50,000 of your student loans.

There's more... Upon graduating from college, earning your degree, and receiving your commission as 2LT, you will receive a $10,000 commissioning bonus! Cadets in the Simultaneous Membership Program still have the option to serve as an Officer on Active Duty, but SMP Cadets who commission in the National Guard or Army Reserve may be guaranteed the branch assignment and unit of their choice.

For more information contact SFC Richard Beane at 802-318-0345 or via email at Richard.Beane@us.army.mil.

Additional Incentives

For those applicants earning a Four Year ROTC scholarship via the National ROTC Scholarship Board, the University of Vermont Admissions will potentially waive your UVM application fee and provide you an Admissions response within a three week time period from when your application is complete.

  • Room & Board. Four Year ROTC scholarship recipients attending the University of Vermont or Saint Michael's College are eligible for an additional four year Room & Board scholarship provided by the host school.
  • In addition to potentially earning a scholarship, all enrolled Cadets receive a monthly paycheck of $300 for freshman, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors, and $500 for seniors and a book stipend of $1200 per year.
  • If you are uncertain the military is an option for you, participate as a Cadet for up to two years without any obligation and remain eligible for a two year scholarship.

Learn more about the benefits and incentives of becoming an Army Officer in the National Guard, Reserves or Active Duty at: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/

If you have any additional questions or would like more information, please contact Mr. Michael Palaza at 802-656-5757 or via email at goldbar@uvm.edu or stop by the Army ROTC Building located on the UVM Campus at 601 Main Street across from the Davis Center.

Last modified November 20 2013 03:39 PM