Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Are you a natural leader? Through classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups, and conduct missions as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Courses in military science are part of the Army ROTC program, which is offered on a voluntary basis as part of the curriculum at Bryant University.
Bryant is one of more than 300 colleges throughout the United States dedicated to providing qualified military leaders for the U.S. Army. If you take part in the Army ROTC program, you will earn a degree from Bryant University in the major and concentration of your choice. When you graduate and complete all of the training and academic requirements of the ROTC program, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, National Guard or Reserves, and become a leader for life.
Leadership opportunities and training
Army ROTC is one of the most challenging and rewarding leadership courses in the country, and you can try it for up to two years with no obligation. While studying for a bachelor’s degree in your area of interest, you will be instructed by the Army ROTC in leadership development, military science, strategy, and problem solving. You will develop these skills outside the classroom with practical, hands-on exercises and leadership training events.
Through Army ROTC, you will gain marketable management, technical, and leadership skills desired in the armed forces, corporate world, and beyond. Upon graduation, you may immediately lead up to 44 men and women. The credentials and experience you have as an officer in the U.S. Army are highly regarded in the civilian market.
Financial aid for ROTC participants
Any qualified student who enters the Army ROTC Advanced Course and agrees to accept an Army commission as a Second Lieutenant receives a tax-free stipend for each school month during the Advanced Course, as well as an annual book allowance. This stipend is given to all ROTC Advanced Course students and is not related to the Army ROTC scholarship program.
If you have a distinguished academic record, participate in clubs or co-curricular activities, and are physically active, you may qualify for a merit-based Army ROTC scholarship available on a limited, competitive basis. Each scholarship recipient receives the full value of tuition per year plus an annual book allowance, academic fees, and a monthly stipend from the ROTC command. In return, scholarship winners enter into a contractual arrangement with the U.S. Army, agreeing to accept an Army commission as a Second Lieutenant.
The government-funded ROTC scholarship will cover the direct cost of tuition assessed by the University. For ROTC scholarship recipients who also reside on campus, Bryant provides institutional grant funds to cover the direct cost of room and board assessed by Bryant.
For more information regarding the amount and conditions of this supplemental fund, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (401) 232-6020.