Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships are available through the ARNG for students that desire to participate in the Senior ROTC program. These scholarships guarantee that the student once graduated from school and commissioned in the U.S. Army must serve their obligation in the ARNG. ARNG scholarships are available in the following lenghts: 2, 2.5, and 3-years. To be eligible for the scholarships the student must have exactly that amount of school remaining. For example, to be eligible for the two-year scholarship the student must have exactly two years of school remaining; to be eligible for the 2.5-year scholarship the student must have exactly 2.5 years of school remaining. Contact the Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your schools Army ROTC department to determine specific eligibility requirements.
These scholarships pay up to $20,000 for tuition and fees or room & board. The student can choose which option they desire. In addition, a $1200 per year book allowance is paid to the student. Also, a cadet stipend is paid per month to the student in the following amounts: $350 for the sophomore year, $450 for the junior year, and $500 for the senior year. If eligible for Chapter 1606 or Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), see PMS to determine eligibility, the student is paid an additional $350 per month MGIB kicker. The ARNG scholarship student must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with an ARNG unit while in school. While in the program the student drills with an ARNG unit and is paid at the rank of E-5, approximately $283 per month, unless the student is already in the ARNG and holds a rank higher than E-5.
Available for all Non-Scholarship Cadets (including MSIs and MSIIs) who are drilling Reservists or Guardsmen - No MOS requirement
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