The USAR Minuteman Scholarship was introduced in 2015 to enhance the Army Reserve’s ability to recruit highly qualified cadets every year. All qualified applicants for ROTC scholarships may apply for the 4-year Minuteman Scholarship. Effective 15 Jan 17, each Army Reserve MSC is authorized to nominate four (4) cadets for up to a 4-year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship. However, after 15 Jun 17, if there are any scholarships remaining that have not been awarded, the pool of remaining scholarships will become available on a first-come-first serve basis to any MSC that can use them. All Minuteman Scholarship packets must be received by 15 Aug annually at the United States Army Cadet Command (USACC), for benefits to start Fall term 2017.
The Minute Man Scholarship covers full tuition and fees or $10,000 per year toward room and board at any college or university served by an Army ROTC program. Scholarship recipients must serve in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) and attend all battle assemblies monthly. After graduation and commissioning, scholarship recipients will serve an 8-year commitment in the Army Reserve.