Scholarship Benefits

Scholarships and stipends in Army ROTC help you focus on what’s important. Namely, getting a college degree – not how you will pay for it.

  • Students are able to choose either 100% tuition and fees or $5,000 per semester for room and board.
  • $600 allowance per semester for books.
  • $420 monthly stipend for the life of the scholarship.

National Scholarship

Army ROTC offers three and four-year scholarships for high school students planning on attending a four-year college. Applicants compete with high school students from across the country.

3 year Advanced Designee Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded after starting college. You can receive one of these scholarships even if you have been turned down from a national high school scholarship.

Nursing Scholarships

Army ROTC offers two, three or four-year scholarships for undergraduate nursing students. Students who receive a Nursing scholarship are eligible to compete for Active Duty to be an Army Nurse Corps Officer.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship

GRFD Scholarships are for students that want to ensure they will commission as a 2nd Lt. in either the Army Reserves or the National Guard. GRFD Cadets are NOT eligible to compete for Active Duty.

USD Military Science Scholarships

Col. Robert B. Aasen Distinguished Military Graduate Award

Senior cadets enrolled in the Department of Military Sciences and are scheduled to complete their degree requirements at the end of the spring semester are eligible. The recipient must be entering active duty upon graduation from USD or, if the student is granted an educational delay from the military, upon completion of continued professional school or graduate education.

Sam and Nel Doering Scholarship

This scholarship is for students enrolled at USD and taking courses through the ROTC program. Preference is given to students who have stated an intention to pursue a career in the armed services of the United States of America. Applicants' financial need is taken into account.

Rolf W. Ertresvaag Memorial Scholarship

Recipients must have satisfactorily completed Basic Course ROTC and must enroll in MS301 for the fall semester. Awarding of the scholarship is based on need and merit, with emphasis on need.

William and Mary Glassbrook Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a junior, preferably female, enrolled at USD who has been chosen for membership in the Mortar Board and who has been at least partly self-supporting.

Paul Halkovich Memorial Scholarship

A student enrolled in military science as a sophomore cadet and enrolled in MS 301 are eligible. Award of the scholarship is based on need and merit, with emphasis on need.

Mortar Board Scholarship

An annual scholarship is given to an elected member of the Mortar Board. To become a member, a student must have achieved second semester junior class standing, be involved in extra curricular activities and have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Major General Lloyd R. Moses Scholarship

Students who have satisfactorily completed Basic Course ROTC, either by classroom attendance, MSI, MSII or by satisfactory attendance at U.S. Army ROTC Basic Camp are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA or better for MS101, MS102, MS201 and MS202 or, in the case of US Army ROTC Basic Camp, a certificate of completion issued by the camp commander. Preference is given for need and merit, with emphasis on need.

John Dennison Quigley Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is given to a second-year student who has the highest grades in the first-year ROTC classes and is currently enrolled in the ROTC program.

Coyote Commitment

ROTC cadets can receive the Coyote Commitment if they are awarded one by the University, regardless if they receive a ROTC scholarship.

½ Room Scholarships

The Military Science Department is able to award ½ dorm room scholarships to incoming freshman, regardless if they receive a ROTC scholarship. These scholarships can be used every year, as long as the student/Cadet lives on campus.

Non-Scholarship Contracted Cadets Receive $420 a month Stipend