The Minuteman Campaign is a U.S. Army Cadet Command initiative to offer Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships to candidates that self-select for service in a Reserve component. The GRFD scholarship provides full tuition and fees or room and board ($10,000 per year) for up to four years at a public or private school. This program provides well-trained officers to the Reserve Components and improves the total Army force.
If you are a high school senior interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Minuteman Scholarship provides you an excellent opportunity.
Types of Scholarships.
- 4-year scholarship may only be awarded to incoming college freshmen attending a host ROTC program.
- 3-year awarded to an incoming college sophomore that pays the last 3 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract.
- 2-year awarded to an incoming college junior or graduate student that pays the last 2 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract.
Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend of $420, and a yearly book allowance of $1,200. In addition, Minuteman recipients participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program, which gives them experience with an Army Reserve unit while earning additional money for their service.
To get started, high school seniors should contact the Professor of Military Science or Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) at the Army ROTC program that serves their college or university. There are 275 host programs that cover nearly 3,000 schools across the United States.
Currently enrolled Cadets participating in an ROTC program are not authorized to receive a MM nomination.
• Currently in the Army Reserve or eligible to enlist (meaning test and physically qualified but not sworn in)
• U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
• Between the ages of 17-28; cannot turn 31 by 31 December of the year of commissioning
• Valid Chapter 2 MEPS physical for enlistment
• Able to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) (required to sign contract and receive scholarship benefits)
• Be in compliance with AR 600-9 body composition standards
• Official University/College acceptance letter
• Applicants require: 2.5 GPA and SAT-850 or ACT-19 or GT – 110 (not required if you met the SAT or ACT test score requirement
• Participate in Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
• Once commissioned…8-year service obligation actively drilling at a Unit
To find a program that serves your college or university, go to Find ROTC Schools and Military Colleges | goarmy.com.
For questions concerning the Minuteman Campaign, email GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign manager or call 502-624-7695. If your interested in the Minuteman Scholarship at the University of Mississippi call 662-915-705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.