For High School Students

High School students can start their College Army ROTC scholarship application during the summer between their Junior and Senior Year in High School.

Scholarships are based on merit and how well the student encompasses Cadet Command’s model of Scholar, Athlete, Leader. Scholarships are awarded by a Scholarship Board of Active Duty Army Officers. These boards are convened in October, January and March.

In order to give the student the best chance of being selected for a scholarship, students are encouraged to have their packets complete before October 1st of the student’s Senior Year. The deadline for students to begin the application process is January 10th.

What to expect in the Application

As part of the scholarship process students will be asked to submit ACT and/or SAT scores, a personal statement and their transcripts. Students will also be required to conduct a Department of Defense Medical Exam Review Board Physical and a Physical fitness Test.


In your scholarship application, you will be asked to list the schools you plan to attend in order of preference. Keep in mind that you will also need to apply for admission directly to each of the schools you decide to list. There is no direct connection between the scholarship application and the regular admissions process. Listing a school in your ROTC application does not constitute an application to the schools listed. DO NOT list schools you do not plan to or do not wish to attend! Make sure you list Duke University or NCCU as one of your top choices on your application!

Apply to Duke

Duke applicants are encouraged to apply Early Decision to give themselves the best chance of success in the admission process.

Apply to NCCU

Professor of Military Science (PMS) Interview

The final portion of the Army ROTC Application is the Professor of Military Science (PMS) Interview where the student is interviewed directly by an acting PMS or their representative. We encourage those who are interested in Duke or NCCU to conduct their interviews with us at the Blue Devil Eagle Battalion if possible. Remember, the PMS Interview should be the last thing that a student completes in the application process, so before you schedule an interview, make sure that you’ve completed your portion of the application!

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