Full Tuition, $10K Room And Board — Kane High School Seniors Eligible For Minuteman Scholarship Program

Full Tuition, $10K Room And Board — Kane High School Seniors Eligible For Minuteman Scholarship Program

Local officials are reminding Kane County high school seniors of the opportunity for scholarships through the GRFD Minuteman campaign.

According to a GRFD news release, too few people are aware of the opportunity, which covers four years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program.

Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend of $420, and a yearly book allowance of $1,200.

In addition, GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign 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 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.

To find a program that serves your college or university, go to goarmy.com/rotc. For questions concerning the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign, email the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign manager or call 502-624-7695 or 502-624-8237.

The scholarship program is conducted in two phases and pertains only to the award of GRFD scholarships (dedicated and non-dedicated) which are specifically nominated by the Army Reserve MSC commanders, CASAs, and ARAs.


  • ROTC Minuteman SchloarshipCurrently in the Army Reserve or eligible to enlist (meaning test and physically qualified but not sworn in)
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Between the ages of 17-30
  • Valid Chapter 2 MEPS physical
  • Able to pass a valid Army Physical Fitness Test (required to sign contract and receive scholarship benefits)
  • Be in compliance with AR 600-9 HT/WT standards
  • Official University/College acceptance letter
  • Four-year scholarship for non-prior service applicants require: 2.5 GPA SAT-1000 and/or ACT-19
  • Participate in Simultaneous Membership Program
  • Once commissioned: eight-year service obligation
  • Graduate students can apply! (Can receive up to a two-year scholarship.)
  • Must be no older than 30 in the year of your commission

How To Apply

1. Have an official acceptance letter from the University/College you plan to attend. Must have ROTC program.

2. High School: To receive a four-year GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign for non-prior service applicants you are required to have a 2.5 high school GPA, 1000 SAT, and/or 19 ACT.

Already in College: To receive a three-year or less GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign you must have an established college GPA of 2.5 or higher and 2.5 in last academic semester.

3. Inform the ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer at the university you plan to attend interest in joining the ROTC program and scholarship.

4. The ROO will assist and build the scholarship request packet. You will require the following docs to submit with the application:

  • DA 4824 USAR SMP Agreement
  • Letter of Acceptance from Army Reserve unit
  • Nomination Letter for GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign from an Army Reserve Ambassador, CASA, or MSC CDR.
  • The ROO and/or local Army Recruiter will assist you with obtaining all of the above mentioned documents.

Also, it’s a requirement to have status (enlist) in the Army Reserve. While applying it’s only required to be eligible to enlist.