Join UNK Army ROTC
Army ROTC is a leadership training program that leads to a commission as an Officer in the United States Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or the National Guard. How do I join?
Anyone interested in Army ROTC can begin by checking out www.goarmy.com/rotc and www.unk.edu/gold.
High School Students
If interested in applying for an ROTC scholarship you can apply for a scholarship by visiting http://www.goarmy.com. Four year scholarships that can be applied toward tuition and fees or room and board are often available. No commitment to the Army is made until a scholarship is fully accepted.
If you are interested in just participating in ROTC with no military obligation, it is as simple as registering for a college class. During initial enrollment be sure to register for MLSC101. If you have any questions or would like further information, feel free to contact us
If you’re interested in joining Army ROTC and you are already in college, you can begin by participating in the Army ROTC Basic Course by enrolling in MLSC101. If you have two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree, but not enough time to complete the Army ROTC Basic Course, you may enter the Advanced Course upon completion of the Leader’s Training Course at Ft. Knox, KY. The Leader’s Training Course is for college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years (usually the final two years of college). Scholarships are also often available for current college students and may cover up to 2 or 3 years of tuition and fees or room and board. Please contact us for more information about joining Army ROTC as a current college student.
If you are interested in joining Army ROTC as a graduate student, you may be eligible to attend the Leader’s Training Course and participate in the Advanced Course during your final two years as a graduate student. Please contact us for more information about joining Army ROTC as a graduate student.
Prior Military Service
Soldiers who are currently in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve can participate in the Army ROTC through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Cadets in the SMP serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. SMP Cadets can earn their Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to Army ROTC allowances.
Soldiers who are currently on Active Duty may be eligible for Green-to-Gold programs or other scholarship opportunities to complete college and earn their commission as an Officer.
Please contact us for more information about joining Army ROTC as a Soldier with prior military experience.
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