Scholarships in Military Science and Leadership

The Central Michigan University Army ROTC offers a broad range of scholarships and financial aid based on need, academic year and prior or current military service. Find the right path for you and get the most out of your college career!

Those students interested in receiving a commission as a United States Army officer are eligible to earn two-, three- or four-year full-tuition scholarships. Moreover, those awarded scholarships receive up to $600 in textbook money each semester in addition to a $420 monthly stipend for living expenses. Learn more about the CMU Cost of Attendance.

Beginning in fall 2020, CMU implemented a new tuition award program, the U.S. Army Cadet Command (USACC) National Scholarship Incentive Award. This will allow CMU to be more competitive in admitting three-year USACC national scholarship winners into our Army ROTC program and to match other Michigan colleges and universities that cover freshman tuition and fees for the three-year scholarship winners. The award for the first 10 qualifying freshmen will cover the balance of fall and spring tuition and fees after all other merit-based institutional scholarships are applied. The Cadet Command awards three- and four-year scholarships to qualifying high school seniors.

To be eligible, students must receive a three-year USACC award, be accepted into CMU's program and also:

  • Enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester.
  • Stay enrolled in CMU's ROTC program.
  • Keep at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Not enlist in any branch of the U.S. armed forces.