University of Evansville Scholarship Opportunity for Army ROTC Cadets

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014

The University of Evansville has announced enhanced scholarship opportunities for Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets. Cadets who have received an ROTC full tuition award of four, three or two years are eligible to receive coverage of the charges for UE on-campus housing and meal plan through scholarship and/or grant funds.

Currently, there are two types of ROTC scholarships available to UE students, active duty scholarships and reserve component scholarships. The ROTC scholarship benefits are the same for both as follows: full tuition plus fees, $1200 a year for books and a $300 to $500 monthly stipend, with UE ensuring coverage of on-campus housing and meals.

Active duty scholarships are four-year awards and are the most competitive. A limited number of awards are available through the Wabash Valley Battalion, of which UE is a member. Reserve component scholarships are awarded for three or two years, starting the sophomore year, and are an opportunity for current UE students, as well as students transferring to the University. Award requirements, including obligation to the U.S. Army in the Active, Guard, or Reserve component upon degree completion, vary with each scholarship.

Says Scott Henne, Dean of Admissions, “Army ROTC cadets are committed to service and developing leadership skills, which are core components of the UE mission. We are proud to be a military-friendly school, and we see this as a way to support our future military leaders, provide them with a quality education and fulfill UE’s commitment to accountability by serving our community.”

Major Chris Dalrymple, Assistant Professor of Military Science for Eagle Detachment ROTC, states, “UE is committed to its students who desire to serve this great nation.  This opportunity offers the students/ROTC cadets the ability to focus on their grades and their development as leaders and not have to worry on how they will pay for their education.  ROTC cadets are exceptional individuals who have the commitment and desire to achieve excellence.  I take great pride in developing the future leaders of tomorrow.  I am enthusiastic about the relationship built with UE and look forward to working with their students who seize this opportunity.”

The ROTC is an elective curriculum taken with required college classes. It provides leadership training and prepares students for careers as a U.S. military officer in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. Students are eligible for up to full-tuition, merit-based scholarships and other financial assistance. For more information about ROTC at UE, contact Cherie Leonhardt, Coordinator for UE’s Office of Veterans Affairs, at 812-488-2141 or 800-423-8633, ext. 2141, Major Chris Dalrymple at 812-461-5304 or Sergeant First Class Tim Olberding at 812-589-2729.

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