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Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Current students at Anna Maria or students applying to Anna Maria may participate in Army ROTC through the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Army ROTC detachment.  Army ROTC is an educational program that combines both college electives in Military Science and Leadership with practical, “hands on” experience. Our courses are designed to train qualified college students to be officers in the United States Army.  Officers are the leaders of the Armed Forces, and Army ROTC is the best leadership course in America.

Army ROTC is comprised of the “Basic Course” (freshmen and sophomores) and the “Advanced Course” (juniors and seniors).  Any student may take ROTC Basic Courses without obligation to the Army after graduation.  ROTC courses are taught on the campus of WPI for Worcester Consortium Students (freshman-seniors), Fitchburg State University for students attending FSU or Mount Wachusett Community College (freshman through sophomore, juniors, and seniors attend class at WPI) and University of Massachusetts Lowell or Middlesex Community College (freshman through sophomore, juniors, and seniors attend class at WPI).  Students may qualify to enter the Advanced Course through completion of the basic course, Basic Camp or have completed Army basic training. Basic Camp is a 4 week paid summer training program at Fort Knox, KY.    Students entering their first year of a two-year graduate school may enter the Advanced Course by completing Basic Camp or through prior service prior to starting the graduate degree. Individuals who have attended military basic training through any component of the armed forces or current members of the Reserves or National Guard may be eligible to enter directly into the Advanced Course.

High school seniors may apply for a four year, full tuition and fee scholarship while applying for admission into the college(s) of your choice.  Simply visit www.armyrotc.com  for information on how to apply and to fill out the scholarship application.  If you are already a student at Anna Maria you may be eligible for a two or three year, full tuition and fee scholarship.  All scholarships include a book allowance and monthly stipend.  

If you are interested in participating in Army ROTC or if you would like to inquire about scholarship opportunities you may email Army ROTC at or call (508) 831-5268. 

Click here for more information on this scholarship offered through Anna Maria College.