Army ROTC Program At UAF
Get more than an education.
In Army ROTC you can earn your degree, get scholarships to help pay for college, and gain leadership training that will enhance your life and career. Graduate with a career as a leader serving your country.
What is the ROTC?
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is one of the top leadership programs in the nation, and is the United States Army's primary officer training program. As an ROTC program student, you can complete all of the requirements of Army officer training while simultaneously attending college and earning your degree.
The Army ROTC program is an add-on to your traditional college curriculum. The program offers rigorous leadership training and help financing your college education, in return for your commitment to serve for a period of time as an Officer in the Army after you graduate.
Enrolling in the ROTC program is not the same as joining the Army. As an ROTC Cadet, you will not be sent to Basic Training, and you will not be called for service until you graduate and finish the program. If you’re interested in getting leadership training but not yet sure if you want to serve, you can also enroll in the ROTC Basic Course during your first two years of college. The ROTC Basic Course does not include a service commitment unless you have also received an ROTC scholarship.When you graduate from the Army ROTC program at UAF, you’ll be prepared to serve as an Officer in the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
Why Choose UAF for Your ROTC Program?
In The Last Frontier, there are opportunities for challenge and discovery you won’t find anywhere else on Earth. Join Army ROTC at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and start your adventure.
- We are located less than 10 miles from Fort Wainwright, offering Army ROTC students unique access to a wide range of military resources including the Medical Simulation Training Center, Engagement Skills Training (Weapons Qualification), Call for Fire (Artillery Simulations Support), Military Style Rappelling, Basic Rifle Marksmanship Ranges and more.
- With small class sizes and a small student to instructor ratio, we offer an exceptional level of support and one-on-one interaction that will enhance your educational experience.
Last year, the Army ROTC provided $376 million in scholarship money to more than 15,000 students, making it one of the nation’s biggest scholarship grantors.
Explore Army ROTC Scholarships
Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarship opportunities for high school students and current undergraduate students. You can either apply for the ROTC National Scholarship during your senior year of high school, or pursue scholarships at the campus-level once you join the ROTC program.
ROTC scholarships pay 100% of your tuition or can be used to cover housing and food. Each academic year, ROTC scholarships also provide $1200 for books and a monthly stipend that totals $3,780 per year to help with living expenses. Two-, three- and four-year scholarships are available, which can also be combined with some National Guard and Army Reserve benefits.
Are you an Enlisted Soldier in the Army? The Army Green to Gold program gives you the opportunity to complete your bachelor’s or master’s degree while earning a commission as an Army Officer. The program also offers scholarships and other options for financial assistance.