Start strong in Army ROTC (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. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and see a future without limits.


  • 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


  • 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).


  • German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge
  • Norwegian Foot March
  • Ranger Challenge
  • Dining-Out
  • Staff Ride - Battlefield analysis
  • Airborne
  • Air-Assault
  • CULP – Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program, a program which immerses cadets in a foreign culture
  • Army Summer Internships
  • NSTP - Nurse Summer Training Program

Army Careers

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 2LT. Information on each branch can be found here.


Taking these classes allows the student the opportunity to participate in a number of activities that are unique to the Department of Military Science:

  • 3 to 4-day Field Training Exercise (FTX) once per semester
  • Ranger Challenge Team
  • Weekly Fitness Training (Mon-Thurs for 1 hour)
  • Weekly LAB 2 -hour that builds on knowledge gained in class and is instructed by the Juniors in the program

There is no obligation or prerequisite for taking the introductory courses in Military Science.


Students are required to be contracted and agree to accept a commission to serve in the Army on Active Duty or a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or National Guard) to take the following courses:


One of the following courses must be completed:


Financial Aid


  • National 4-year scholarship. Visit to begin scholarship application process
  • 2 & 3-year campus-based scholarship
  • 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

Submission Deadlines

Document Submission Deadlines for four year scholarship applications. These dates shift slight from year to year check here for specific deadlines

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

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 Derrick Owensby

Assistant Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC

Indiana Wesleyan University
Student Center, Suite 290
4201 S. Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953


MSG Nathan Dunn

Senior Military Science Instructor, Army ROTC

Ball State University, Ball Gym, Room 111
2200 W Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47303


LTC Mark South

Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC

Ball State University, Ball Gym, Room 111
2200 W Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47303


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