Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship Program Up to full tuition
Sponsor: Army Headquarters
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and high school seniors, graduates or college freshmen with at least four years of college remaining who wish to attend one of 600 colleges and earn a commission. Recipients must serve in the Army for four to eight years after graduation.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
U.S. Army Cadet Command 55 Patch Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes Inc.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Corning-Painted Post High School students who seek a role in society that makes a difference and have an interest in pursuing a career in government policy, education, military, or other related public services even in the private sector. Students must be truly exceptional individuals most importantly with the potential to achieve great things.
NROTC Scholarship Program Full tuition and fees, books, uniforms and monthly stipend
Sponsor: Naval Service Training Command Officer Development
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 17 years old as of September 1 of their first year of college, no older than 23 on June 30 of that first year and must be younger than 27 at the time of anticipated graduation. Students must attend an NROTC college and have no moral or personal convictions against military service. Those interested in the Navy program, including Nurse-option, must have an SAT critical reading score of 530 and a math score of 520 or an ACT score of 22 in English and 22 in math. For the Marine Corps option, students must have an SAT composite score of 1000 or an ACT composite score of 22. Applicants must also meet all Navy or Marine Corps physical standards.
How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact information for regional offices is available online.
NAS Pensacola 250 Dallas Street Pensacola, FL 32508-5220
Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contests $1,000-$30,000
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars
Eligibility: Applicants must submit a three- to five-minute audio essay focused on a yearly theme. Students must be in the 9th to 12th grade in a public, private or parochial high school, home study program or overseas U.S. military school. Foreign exchange students are not eligible for the contest, and students who are age 20 or older also may not enter. Previous first place winners on the state level are ineligible.
How to apply: Applications are available online but must be submitted to a local VFW post.