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NSU ROTC ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES

by Leah Jackson

Northwestern State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) announces the establishment of the Wise Foundation Army ROTC Scholarship.  This two-semester scholarship ($5,500-6,000 a year) is designed to assist with paying for the first or second year of college for incoming students.

NSU ROTC is a college program that prepares students to become U.S. Army officers. Upon completion, an ROTC graduate is commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with a well-respected, well-paying, guaranteed job right out of college on active duty or in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve.

ROTC courses take place in the classroom and in the field and merge into a typical college schedule. To receive scholarship benefits both semesters, applicants must enroll in the ROTC class, complete a Physical Fitness Assessment, work toward medical qualification, maintain eligibility and remain motivated to sign an intent to commission contract before the end of the spring semester. Contracting perks include an annual book allowance and a monthly living stipend of $420 during the school year.

Qualified Cadets can apply for an additional Army ROTC scholarship to assist with their remaining two or three years of college. 

The deadline to apply is Aug. 5.

APPLICATION:  Application.Summer NSU ROTC Scholarship App.14 Jul.pdf (nsula.edu) or visit “Scholarship Wise Foundation” on the Scholarships page at https://rotc.nsula.edu.

This scholarship offer is valid only at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. To be eligible to participate in this program, an applicant must meet the following criteria. 

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.

 

  1. Be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED).

 

  1. Be able to be admitted into Northwestern State University.

 

  1. Add the Army ROTC Freshman class (CRN 11980).

 

  1. Be able to complete a Pre-Participation Physical (Sports Physical).

 

  1. Complete the Cadet Command Fitness Assessment (1-minute pushups, 1-minute sit-ups, 1 mile run) administered by NSU ROTC cadre prior to 10 November 2022.

 

  1. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading point system.

 

For more information, please contact Raymond McDowell at (318) 357-6501 or mcdowellr@nsula.edu.

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