I serve as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) and one of the coolest parts of the volunteer role is that I get to an allotment of Minuteman scholarships. These scholarships are similar to the 4- and 3-year national scholarships except they require a commission in the Guard or Reserves. Awardees join an ROTC unit, serve in a Guard or Reserve unit, receive E-5 pay for drills, stay in non-deployable status during college (as a simultaneous membership cadet) then commission into the Guard or Reserves. Many schools supplement the Minuteman scholarship with room & board. Awardees also become independent students for financial aid purposes. Reserve and National Guard recruiters know about the scholarships and you can also just google to find the CASA in your state for more info. Many of these scholarships go unawarded and the minimum requirements are quite low. I had to hustle to find someone to award mine to this year.