What is the Minuteman campaign?
The Minuteman Campaign is a U.S. Army Cadet Command initiative to offer Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships to candidates that self-select for service in a Reserve component. The GRFD scholarship provides full tuition and fees or room and board ($10,000 per year) for up to four years at a public or private school. This program provides well-trained officers to the Reserve Components and improves the total Army force.
If you are a high school senior interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Minuteman Scholarship provides you with an excellent opportunity.
Types of Scholarships.
- 4-year scholarship may only be awarded to incoming college freshmen attending a host ROTC program.
- 3-year awarded to an incoming college sophomore that pays the last 3 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract.
- 2-year awarded to an incoming college junior or graduate student that pays the last 2 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract.
Scholarship recipients also receive a yearly book allowance of $1,200 and a monthly stipend from $300 to $500 while attending school, depending on their year in the ROTC program. In addition, Minuteman recipients participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program, which gives them experience with a National Guard unit’s monthly drills and a 14-day annual training for which they are paid as a sergeant (approximately $6,400 a year). After graduation and commissioning, Minuteman Scholarship recipients are guaranteed placement in the Army National Guard.
To get started, high school seniors should contact the Professor of Military Science or Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) 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.
Currently enrolled Cadets participating in an ROTC program are not authorized to receive a MM nomination. These individuals are encouraged to apply for a campus based GRFD scholarship, contact your ROTC program.
To find a program that serves your college or university, go to Find ROTC Schools and Military Colleges | goarmy.com.
Deadline for all nomination letters is 04 August 2023. Nominations are only for fall 2023 or spring 2024.
*By accepting the Minuteman Scholarship, a cadet is not eligible to compete for active duty.
Minuteman Scholarship Cadets can be nominated from any State Adjutant General (TAG), any Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), a Mission Support Command (MSC), or an Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA) in lengths of 2YRs up to 4YRs for a scholarship. These scholarships are limited each year and need a nomination memo with a handwritten signature from the nomination source.
For more information on the Minuteman Scholarship, visit Army National Guard | U.S. Army Cadet Command
Texas Army National Guard ROTC Program coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: ATTN Minuteman Scholarship or call 512-653-7349.