The Minuteman Campaign is a U.S. Army Cadet Command initiative to offer Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships to candidates that self-select for service in a Reserve component.

The GRFD scholarship provides full tuition and fees or room and board ($12,000 per year) for up to four years at a public or private school. This program provides well-trained officers to the Reserve Components and improves the total Army force.

If you are a high school senior interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Minuteman Scholarship provides you an excellent opportunity.

Grade Level/Age
High School Senior
U.S. Army Reserve
Career Related
Award information

Up to $40,000

  • Full Tuition Fees - In / Out of State or Room/Board ($12K per year)
  • $1,200 a year book stipend
  • $420 ROTC Cadet stipend each month
  • Earn E-5 drill pay upon contracting
  • CH 1606 if MOSQ  (*available with select scholarships)
  • SMP Kicker if MOSQ  (*available with select scholarships)
Eligibility Requirements

★ Be a U.S. citizen ★ Between ages of 17-30* ★ Valid Chapter 2 MEPS physical ★ Currently in the Army Reserve or eligible for enlistment ★ Ability to pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) ★ Meet Army Physical standards (AR600-9) ★ Receive Mission Subordinate Command (MSC) Commander, Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA),or Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) nomination ★ Acceptance letter to a college or university with a ROTC program ★ Professor of Military Science (PMS) interview ★ Proof of academic major ★ 1000 ACT or 19 SAT scores, 2.5 GPA ★ Participate in Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) ★ Once commissioned... 8-year service obligation