Different branches of the military may fund your college education to varying degrees, on the promise of a certain number of years service after graduation. It’s also required that those students on ROTC scholarships—the Reserve Officer Training Corp., encompassing the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines—take military science courses.
A full ROTC scholarship covers tuition, fees, textbooks and, possibly, a stipend. The National Guard tends to be on the generous end.
- Competition is rising for the military’s $1 billion in annual handouts, as college costs rise and the economy remains weak.
- Application procedures vary by military branch. Contact an Army recruiter or high school counselor. Or visit the Scholarships section of our site for a list of scholarship search services. These allow you to look for military scholarships in particular. More detail, here.
Note that WCSU provides numerous special services for veterans, including a Veteran’s Lounge in the Student Center, a dedicated phone number to research campus services, special “Meet and Greet” sessions as well as luncheons for campus veteran students, and more. You can read about such services here.
Did You Know?
Of the Connecticut Army National Guard 100% Tuition Waiver? Up to $16k is available to students who are active members of Connecticut’s National Guard or whose parents are.