ROTC at Indiana Wesleyan

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Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Give yourself an advantage with leadership classes throughout college and benefits like up to full-tuition, merit-based scholarships and other financial assistance. Stand out among your classmates when you graduate from college, able to earn a commission as a second lieutenant - an officer in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.

Benefits of Joining IWU's On-campus ROTC

  • An honorable way to serve your country and your fellow citizens
  • Guaranteed job upon commissioning/graduation as a 2nd Lieutenant
  • Wide variety of professional development opportunities
  • Scholarship opportunities

Find Your Dream Army Career

The Army hosts a wide range of jobs that you can perform as an Army Officer in one of 18 different branches that each have their own focus and expertise that you can enter into as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Information on each branch can be found on the Go Army website.

ROTC Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • High School/College GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or National Guard)

Financial Aid for ROTC Students

Submission Deadlines:  These dates shift slightly from year to year check  the Army ROTC website  for specific deadlines

For High School Students:

  • 1st High School Board: 01 October
  • 2nd High School Board: 07 January
  • 3rd High School Board: 04 March

For Current, Undergraduate Students:

  • Enroll in Military Science (MSC 101/102) class as an elective.
  • Maintain a GPA above 2.5, and perform well in class.
  • Scholarship applications become available half way through the semester and results posted the following semester.

  • National 4-year scholarship:  
  • 2- and 3-year campus-based scholarships
  • GRFD National Guard
  • Nursing specific (up to 3.5 years)
  • Covers 100% tuition and fees or room and board
  • $1,200 annually to go towards textbooks
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must meet ROTC program requirements
  • Monthly contracting stipend of $420

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

Many cadets choose to serve as officer trainees in the Army Reserve or the Indiana Army National Guard to earn more money for college.

This is a volunteer officer training program that allows Army Reserve and Indiana Army National Guard enlisted members to participate in the advanced ROTC program.


CPT Sergio Garcia
Assistant Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC
LTC James Babbitt
Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC
Mr. Nathan Dunn
Recruiting Operations Officer, Army ROTC