Scholarships & Benefits

Types of Scholarships

  • Traditional Four Year
  • Three and Two Year campus based
  • Three and Two Year Green to Gold
    • For active duty enlisted soldiers getting a Bachelors Degree
  • Two year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD)
  • Two to Three year Dedicated Army Reserve National Guard (DedARNG)

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full Tuition and Fees
  • $1200 annually for books
  • Monthly tax free stipend while in class full time
    • $300 for Freshman
    • $350 for Sophomores
    • $450 for Juniors (or first year grad students)
    • $500 for Seniors (or second year grad students)
      • Exclusively at Lewis: Once you are contracted; ROOM & BOARD/ MEAL PLAN is covered by Lewis University.

Scholarship Considerations

  • Academics
    • General
      • GPA of 2.5 in High school
      • ACT of 19 (excluding the required writing test scores) or 920 SAT score (math/verbal)
      • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Campus Based Scholarships
      • College cumulative GPA must be 2.5 or higher
      • Three year applicant must have 27 credit hours complete by the end of the school year
      • Two year applicant must have 54 credit hours complete by the end of the school year
  • Extracurricular Activities (the more the better)
    • Sports
    • Clubs
    • Church
    • Work
    • Volunteer
  • Professor of Military Science Interview
  • Pass a Medical exam (no cost to applicant)
  • For more information go the Army ROTC Website >>

Requirements in ROTC

  • Freshman/Sophomore Year
    • Leadership LAB (LLAB) and the Military Science class
      • Every Thursday at Wheaton College's Jenks Hall
    • Physical Training
      • Meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings
      • 1 hour 15 minutes sessions
      • Meets at Wheaton College or Lewis University whichever is closer to your school
    • Field Training Exercise (FTX)
      • One weekend a Semester
  • Juniors/Seniors
    • Same as Freshman/Sophomore Years
    • Leadership roles at LLAB, PT, FTXs
    • Leadership Development Assessment Course
      • Month long camp normally taken between Junior and Senior year
      • Takes place at Ft. Lewis, WI

Obligations

  • Freshman and Sophomores who are not on a scholarship have no service obligation (received no benefits)
  • Scholarship and Contracted Cadets
    • In order to receive a scholarship you must sign a contract obligating you to service
    • Obligation will either be:
      • 4 years Active duty, followed by 4 years Reserve or National Guard duty, or
      • 6 years Reserve or National Guard duty, followed by two years in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)