High School National Scholarships

For college-bound high school students, the National Scholarship opens June following your Junior year of high school through February.

Four-Year Scholarship for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program.

Three-Year Advanced Designee (AD) Scholarship for high school student applicants, but will take effect sophomore year.


  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have an unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.5
  • Meet Army Physical Standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in either the Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve

ROTC Physical Assessment

Scholarship Applicants are required to complete a Presidential Challenge Physical Fitness test consisting of:  Curl ups, Push Ups, and one (1) mile run.

If you achieve the following scores you will be in the 85th percentile:

  Curl Ups Push Ups 1-Mile Run
Male 55 53 6:06
Female 44 25 8:15

 *Physical assessment can be tested by any coach, physical education teacher or Army recruiter.

Required Documents:

  • Online application: ROTC High School National Application
  • Presidential Physical Fitness Test Scores
  • 9th - 11th grade high school transcripts
  • Professor of Military Science (PMS) interview*

*Contact us at (805) 893-2769 to request an interview

Campus Based Scholarships

Army ROTC scholarships are available based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.

ROTC ShieldArmy ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • three year advanced designee scholarships for incoming freshmen that start sophomore year;
  • two, three, and four year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree;
  • up to full-tuition scholarships;
  • the option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify, at $12,000 per year;
  • additional allowances of $1,200 per year for books.

Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year.  You will receive $420 per month.

This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship Cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advanced Course (3rd and 4th years).

For more information, please contact our Department at (805) 893-2769, or email:

Green to Gold

The Army Green to Gold Program is designed to offer Enlisted Soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn commissions as Army Officers.  

Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years dependent on how long it will take to complete your degree.

Green to Gold Scholarship Option winners receive:  Tuition or room and board support, a monthly stipend, allowances for books and fees, and if qualified, may receive Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits.

For more information, please visit the Green to Gold page or contact our Department at (805) 893-2769, or email: