Army ROTC

The University of Mississippi

Scholarships and Benefit Information

Welcome to our site! I’m Mr. Scott Caldwell of the University of Mississippi’s Army ROTC program. We have some outstanding opportunities and benefits for qualified young men and women interested in obtaining their commission in Army ROTC. We have several scholarship opportunities for students interested in the program ranging from $3,000 to $28,000 annually (4 year total of $12,000 to $112,000). Our program is challenging and focused on leadership development, while embracing the concept of “student first”. We work with cadets to help them succeed in the degree of their choice while earning a minor in Military Science and Leadership and earning a commission in the Active, Reserve or National Guard components.

If you are a High School Junior or Senior who is planning to attend the University of Mississippi in SY 2015-2016 or 2016-2017, I recommend that you begin by submitting an on-line application for one of our 4-Year National Army ROTC Scholarships. You will first need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site. The deadline for scholarship submission is 10 JAN of each year, but the earlier you complete your application and submit the supporting documents (Transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, Presidential Fitness scores, and completion of you ROTC Interview) the more likely you are to receive a scholarship offer.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at the below number or email me.

If you are a Current Student already enrolled at the University of Mississippi, then there are campus based scholarships that you may be eligible for.  The campus based scholarships are based of you current cumulative GPA and your Army Physical fitness score.  Currently, the standards for competing for a campus based scholarship is a minimum of a 3.2 GPA and a 270 or better APFT score.  The GRFD Scholarship may also be an option for currently enrolled students to consider and the current requirements for the GRFD scholarship are a minimum of a 2.8 GPA and a 225 APFT score.  Finally, if you are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) Major, you may be eligible with a slightly lower GPA score due to the academic difficulty of those degree programs.  Again, if you have any questions the best thing to do is to contact me by either sending me an email or giving me a call at the numbers below.

Thanks for your interest in our program and I have provided more detailed information on each of the scholarship options below.

Mr. Scott Caldwell
Assistant Professor of Military Science-Recruiting Operations
caldwell@olemiss.edu | work:  (662) 915-7238 or work cell: (662) 643-9168/personal cell: (662) 202-6054

4 Year

Designed for incoming Freshman
Includes full-tuition benefits (in-state and out-state) or $5,000 per semester Room & Board
Book stipend ($600 per semester)
Monthly Stipend ($300-$350-$450-$500)
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3 Year

Designed for incoming Freshman and Sophomores
Includes full-tuition benefits (in-state and out-state) or $5,000 per semester Room & Board
Book stipend ($600 per semester)
Monthly Stipend ($350-$450-$500)
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2 Year

Designed for Incoming Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors
Includes full-tuition benefits (in-state and out-state) or $5,000 per semester Room & Board
Monthly Stipend ($450-$500)
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Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

Designed for Sophomores (30 credit hours)
Includes $4,500 tuition assistance (waives out-of-state tuition)
Monthly stipend ($350-$450-$500)
Drill pays as an E-5 ($275- $300 per month) or higher enlisted rank (if previously obtained)
Ability to compete for Active Duty accessions upon commissioning
Retention of Enlisted Student Loan Repayment(SLRP)
Earn Time in Service towards pay and retirement while actively drilling in college
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Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty (GRFD)

Designed for Sophomores or Juniors
Includes $4,500 tuition assistance (waives out-of-state tuition)
Monthly stipend ($350-$450-$500)
Drill pay ($275 – $300 per month)
Food and Housing Allowance ($5,000 per semester)
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Green to Gold Active Duty

Designed for Active Duty
Current pay and allowances
Normal PCS Entitlements
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VA Benefits

UM VA Contacts: Julie Kirk jkirk@olemiss.edu
VA Benefits

Culture and Language Incentive Pay-Bonus (CLIP-B)

Cadets can earn up to $3,000 per year for successful completion of qualified foreign language courses.
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OCONUS Culture and Language Immersion Internship Program

Cadets can participate in and be paid for a summer immersive internship in a culture outside the continental United States (OCONUS)
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