Army scholarship may deepen CMU’s ROTC pool

Incentive program opens doors to three-year national scholarship winners.

| Author: Gary H. Piatek

A new tuition award program will make Central Michigan University 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.

Forward, march!

Learn more about ROTC at CMU by visiting the military science and leadership/ROTC website or calling 989-774-3049.

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