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Guaranteed Reserved Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD) Two Year Scholarship

THE ARMY ROTC GRFD SCHOLARSHIP

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship is designed specifically for members of the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve.

The scholarships, which are awarded to about 250 National Guard and USAR members nationwide each year, pay all tuition, fees, $600/semester for books and materials plus $420 per month subsistence pay. In addition to monthly drill pay as an E-5, this is the best university student financial opportunity available anywhere.

All of the benefits of an ROTC scholarship plus the benefits of the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) are included in this exciting opportunity for you, right here at SDSU.

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

Army ROTC has always been one of America’s leading sources of scholarships, making awards to thousands of the highest caliber students each year. Again, this year, we’re offering scholarships to high quality, dedicated students who want to get ahead – and have most of their college expenses paid while earning a commission as an officer to remain in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. SDSU has a great track record in helping students win this scholarship.

HOW TO BE A WINNER

Selection of winners is based on past academic performance, ROTC and university evaluations, extracurricular activities, work, leadership, athletic abilities, and above all, the desire to be a future commissioned officer.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

The eligibility requirements are simple. You must be a member of the National Guard or Army Reserve, have two years remaining until graduation, a minimum GPA of 2.5, be a U.S. citizen, be medically and physically qualified, meet age criteria, be a full-time student, and be recommended by your unit commander to be in the Simultaneous Membership Program.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

In addition to helping you meet the high costs of college, the GRFD scholarship program provides experience that builds successful careers. You will get personal, scholastic, and professional training no other college course offers. Best of all, you will graduate with a degree from one of the best universities anywhere with an impressive resume in leadership and a prestigious commission in the U.S. Army.

HOW CAN I QUALIFY?
  1. Be a member of the Army National Guard or Army Reserve
  2. Discuss interest with unit commander
  3. Interview with SDSU Army ROTC
  4. Provide the following documents:
    1. *Birth Certificate
    2. Social Security Card
    3. APFT Card (DA 705)
    4. Copy of Transcripts
  5. Register for advanced Military Science classes