ROTC scholarships are available for the full cost of tuition and fees plus a book allowance and a stipend. These are awarded on merit and require a military obligation.
The program is a part of the United States Army Cadet Command. Some classes and activities are conducted on the Lafayette campus under the auspices of the Steel Battalion ROTC program. Contact 610.758.3272 for more information.
Students continuing in ROTC beyond their sophomore year may sign a contractual agreement which will lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in one of more than 20 branches of the active Army, Army Reserves, or National Guard forces upon graduation. All contracted cadets will receive monthly stipends during the school year.
High school seniors can apply for the Army ROTC National Scholarship beginning in June. Plan to submit a completed application before the end of September for your best chances of receiving a national scholarship. For more information contact 610.758.3272.
Lafayette College participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
Through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide funding in the amount of tuition expenses at the highest-priced state university. Lafayette will provide an additional $10,000 in grant assistance toward the tuition difference for up to 10 students, and this funding will be matched by the VA Yellow Ribbon Program.
Veterans who served in any division of the United States Armed Forces on or after Sept. 11, 2001, are eligible for this benefit. Members of the Armed Forces who served on or after Aug. 1, 2009, may be able to transfer benefits to a spouse or dependent child. The percentage of maximum benefits may vary based upon aggregate period of active duty.
Veterans or their dependents planning to attend Lafayette full time must apply for admission and financial aid as a first-year or transfer student by the appropriate deadlines. All applicants must meet Lafayette’s admissions standards. Those planning on attending part time would need to apply through Lafayette’s Office of Part-Time Studies.
Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are given to returning veterans, children of military personnel killed in action, children of veterans, and high school seniors enrolling in an ROTC program with the intention of entering military service.