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ROTC Scholarships

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships provide up to four years of eligibility and may include graduate school programs. ROTC scholarships provide financial assistance paying tuition costs, other instructional fees, and textbook expenses for students enrolled in Army, Air Force, or Navy ROTC. Additionally, scholarship students receive $300-$500 per month during the school year.

For ROTC participants, there is an additional freshman housing scholarship opportunity provided by the University of Minnesota.  Contact the individual ROTC programs listed below for more information.

ROTC scholarships are competitive, and awardees are selected at either the national or local level. The scholarship programs and associated benefits vary by each branch of service. For more information about ROTC programs and scholarships, contact:

Army ROTC: 612-626-1584, [email protected]
Navy/Marine ROTC: 612-625-6677, [email protected]
Air Force ROTC: 612-624-2884, [email protected]

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 through a generous gift from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The SMSC scholarship program is designed to recruit and retain talented American Indian students with demonstrated financial need to the University of Minnesota. The SMSC scholarship program is administered by the University's Office for Equity and Diversity.

The SMSC scholarship program supports incoming University of Minnesota first-year and transfer students with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships may also be awarded to newly-admitted graduate and professional students in specific disciplines. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years or until graduation (whichever comes first) for undergraduates, contingent upon academic performance. For graduate and professional students, the length of funding is contingent upon academic performance, the school of enrollment, and degree program, and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.