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ROTC Scholarships

The Boston University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program offers scholarship opportunities in all four branches of the United States Armed Forces.

Federal ROTC Scholarships

Federal ROTC scholarships are offered in exchange for military service after graduation.

Some scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and books, as well as a monthly stipend for four years. Others provide partial tuition for three or four years. They do not cover room and board expenses.

Boston University-Funded ROTC Awards

Boston University offers grants to selected students who receive federal ROTC scholarships as entering freshmen prior to their enrollment. Priority consideration for University-funded ROTC awards is given to those who are identified as ROTC candidates prior to April 1. University ROTC grants are not available to students who receive federal scholarships after they have enrolled at Boston University.

Boston University Supplemental ROTC Grants are available for students who receive federal ROTC scholarships of less than full tuition.

A limited number of competitive on-campus room and board grants are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and potential to recipients of full-tuition federal ROTC scholarships.

Competitive room grants may also be awarded to recipients of BU Supplemental ROTC Grants. Recipients of three-year federal ROTC scholarships are also considered for competitive room grants.

Recipients of federal three-year ROTC scholarships are eligible for a Boston University Incentive Grant for the first year of their studies before their federal ROTC grant is activated in their sophomore year. The Boston University Incentive Grant is equivalent to half the cost of one year’s tuition and is available to three-year scholarship recipients in all four University ROTC programs.

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