Image of the 2018 Military Science students and faculty.Central Michigan University Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a diverse and adaptive organization focused on developing America's future leaders.  Whether your goal is to one day commission as an Army Officer or simply pursue our unique leadership focused minor, you're going to leave with the values and skills necessary to be a leader wherever your future takes you.

Scholarship Opportunities

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 $300 - $500 monthly stipend for living expenses.  

A new tuition award program will allow Central Michigan University to be more competitive in admitting three-year U.S. Army Cadet Command national scholarship winners into its Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

The Cadet Command awards three- and four-year scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. The new USACC National Scholarship Incentive Award will enable CMU to match other Michigan colleges and universities that cover freshman tuition and fees for the three-year scholarship winners.

Beginning in fall 2020, 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.

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.

"This scholarship represents CMU's commitment to attract the best and brightest students to our ROTC program and continue to advance a tradition of excellence that was established in 1952," said Lt. Col. Donald Pratt, military science and leadership department chair in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Our Mission 

Our dedicated instructors embody the 7 Army​​​​​ values and commit themselves whole heartedly to shaping you into the leader needed by the military and/or in a civilian career. They work hard to ensure they provide a growth inducive environment, while giving you all the resources you need to discover and expand your leadership potential.  We are headquartered at Central Michigan University, and we maintain satellite programs through Ferris State University, Alma College, Saginaw Valley State University and Northwood University, where students can also enroll in ROTC at the Chippewa Battalion.

Central Michigan University offers an ROTC program unlike any other. Utilizing challenging courses and motivated instructors, cadets are given the tools they need to be ahead of their peers both in and out of the classroom. 

There are a wide range of activities available to our cadets that can be viewed in our Pictures & News website. If you are interested, please contact​ us at cmu-rotc@cmich.edu

Welcome to the Chippewa Battalion!