Students must meet the general criteria listed below to be eligible for an Army ROTC two-, three-, or four-year merit scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Detailed criteria are prescribed in a number of Army publications.
Students may be offered scholarships conditionally while awaiting final determination of eligibility. (The most common reason for such conditional offers is the scheduling of medical examinations and the resolution of potential medical disqualifiers.)
Scholarship applications are also available on request. Four-year national scholarships can be filed online.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be at least seventeen years of age by October 1 of the year of enrollment as a scholarship cadet.
- Be under twenty-seven years of age on June 30 of the calendar year in which eligible for appointment as a second lieutenant.
- Satisfactorily explain any record of arrest and/or civil conviction (no felony convictions).
- Pass a medical exam reviewed by the DoD Medical Examination and Review Board.
- Pass an Army Physical Fitness Test.
- Have minimum qualifying SAT/ACT scores: SAT: 1000 composite, ACT: 20 composite.
- Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate.
- Be accepted for enrollment by Pennsylvania College of Technology.
- Have at least two academic years remaining at host or satellite school. (These may include graduate study.)
- Two-year and three-year scholarship applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Agree to accept a commission as an officer in the Regular Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve.
- Pursue a Department of the Army-approved academic discipline.
- Have no moral obligations or personal conviction that will prevent you from:
- Supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
- Conscientiously bearing arms.
The High School Senior Four-Year Scholarship Application Process
High school students submit scholarship applications to the Army ROTC National Headquarters. These are screened for basic eligibility requirements and then forwarded electronically to the student’s preferred schools as indicated on the application.
Students who indicate Pennsylvania College of Technology as one of their top choices will be considered by a board convened by our professor of Military Science. The processes of this board will include file reviews and phone or in-person interviews when possible. The results of the board, including the names of those selected for scholarships and an order of merit listing of alternates, will be forwarded to Army ROTC National Headquarters. Scholarships will then be offered based on the board results and within assigned allocations. Should any scholarship selectee decline the offer or be disqualified from eligibility prior to the beginning of the school year, the highest ranking alternate will be offered the scholarship.
Note: The scholarship application requires applicants to complete an on-line survey and face-to-face interview with an ROTC officer or noncommissioned officer on any campus. Applicants should contact the most convenient ROTC unit to coordinate this interview. Applicants should plan roughly two hours on site to complete this requirement.
In order to begin the national scholarship process, please go to: https://my.goarmy.com/accounts/register/user_agreement.jsp?loginPg=4yr