High school graduation or the equivalent certification is necessary by August 1st of the year of entrance into a four-year AROTC scholarship program. Note: Two-year and three-year scholarships are also available to qualified candidates.
Physical and Medical History Requirements
All candidates must pass a stringent physical examination to qualify for the AROTC program. Some common medical conditions which may be considered disqualifying are:
- Vision not correctable to 20/20 (each eye)
- No color vision
- History of asthma
- Acute or chronic cardiac/pulmonary conditions
- Chronic skin disorders such as cystic acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or eczema
- Seizure disorders
- Severe motion sickness susceptibility
- Alcohol or drug abuse
The U.S. Army offers two-, three-, and four-year scholarships, which are awarded to students based on merit. They will pay 100% of a student’s tuition and all mandatory fees, as well as provide $1200 a year for books, and a monthly tax-free stipend throughout the school year. The U.S. Army also gives special consideration to Cadets who are pursuing degrees in Nursing, Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math.
The physical and scholarship application processes are independent determinations; applicants must receive a favorable endorsement in both areas before any AROTC scholarship can be granted.
The following documentation is required to be submitted along with the application and medical history:
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate and/or unexpired passport
A photocopy of each of these documents is acceptable if the original or certified copy is available during Tarleton Transition Week check-in.