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Military Opportunities

Serving in the military offers many excellent opportunities.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Excellent Pay                                                           
  • Housing, medical, and educational services for family
  • Travel                                                                  
  • Specific guaranteed training upon entry
  • Educational training leading to a college degree                        
  • Commissary privilege
  • Certificate of completion of vocational or technical training           
  • GI Bill 
  • Scholarships and fellowships                                                    
  • Lifetime retirement benefit after serving 20 years
  • Free medical and dental care                                                    
  • Recreational facilities / programs
  • Promotional opportunities                                               
  • Annual 30-day paid vacation                                                
  • Low-cost life insurance                                                 

Students who make a commitment to serve for a specified period of time in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps are eligible for college scholarships and student aid programs.  Some programs allow students to attend college first and then serve an equivalent amount of time in the military after they graduate; other programs require that military service be completed first.  

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

ROTC scholarships provide college tuition, textbooks, laboratory fees, and other academic expenses in addition to a tax-free subsistence allowance each month of the school year.  Applicants for competitive four-year scholarships are evaluated on the following:

  • Achievement on the SAT or ACT
  • High School academic record
  • Recommendation of a high school official
  • Record of extra-curricular activities
  • Personal Interview

Military Academies

Students interested in attending a military academy should contact the appropriate academy liaison officer for specific admission requirements.  Because admission to an academy is highly competitive, the ninth grade year is not too early to begin preparing to meet academy requirements and time lines for admission.  

All students who attend a military academy are awarded a full United States Government Scholarship which covers full tuition and room and board. In addition, each student receives a stipend to meet cost of books, supplies, clothing, and personal expenses.

  • United States Air Force Academy:  Colorado Springs, Colorado 80840
  • United States Coast Guard Academy:  New London, Connecticut 06320
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy:  Kings Point, New York 11024
  • United States Military Academy:  West Point, New York 10996
  • United States Naval Academy:  Annapolis, Maryland 21402