Minuteman Scholarship

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  1. EVDfootball

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    Hi I am currently an enlisted reserve soldier heading to college in the fall. I will be doing Army ROTC since I want to commission. Just recently I noticed something called a Minuteman Scholarship. Can anyone provide me detail about people who have gotten the scholarship.
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    The minuteman scholarship covers the same tuition, books, and stipend that the regular scholarship covers.

    The BIG difference is that if you use the Minuteman scholarship you will be required to fulfill your service obligation in the Reserves. You will not be allowed to go Active Duty.

    You will also be required to participate in the SMP program.

    If you have any desire to serve Active Duty think hard about accepting the Minuteman Scholarship.
     
  3. EVDfootball

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    When they mean it’s an eight year obligation do they mean 8 straight years in the reserves or 4 years in the reserves followed by four years in the IRR?
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    8 years in the Reserves

    4 years with 4 years IRR is for Active Duty
     
  5. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    For the Reserves:
    Scholarship: 8Yrs actively drilling
    Non- Scholarship: 6 + 2 IRR

    In order get the MM scholarship, you need an endorsement letter from your 2-star commander, and an acceptance letter to an Army ROTC BN. Once you have those, the ROTC BN will process the scholarship application. Your first step is to talk to you USAR chain of command about it, as they initiate the process. As mentioned earlier, the MM scholarship is Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty. You can not go on to active once commissioned. Regardless of getting a MM scholarship, you can still participate in ROTC once you are in college.
     
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