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.


What is ROTC?
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take through the Consortium at WPI along with your full time required Anna Maria College classes. It gives you the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC offers scholarships. Because Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else at Anna Maria College, but when you graduate, you will be commissioned as an Officer in the Army. At that point, you will have a wide range of interest areas you can specialize in called branches.


Drawing Cadets from Throughout Central Massachusetts

Cadets from all Worcester Consortium colleges and universities, plus Fitchburg and Framingham State Universities, Daniel Webster College, and UMass Lowell make up what is known as the Bay State Battalion. Headquartered at WPI, this unit prides itself on turning motivated and intelligent Cadets into educated and well-rounded officers.The Bay State Battalion typically trains 90-120 cadets each year. All Cadets attend their Military Science classes and Battalion labs at WPI, though Fitchburg State University and UMass Lowell Cadets conduct their own physical training with approximately 20-40 Cadets each. The 50-60 students of the Worcester Consortium schools do their physical training at WPI.


Your Commitment

Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of service with the Army.You can serve full time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners).Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.It's an experience that you can't get anywhere else, and your leadership skills will be challenged every day. If interested, please contact the WPI Enrollment Officer Mr. Darryl Gill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (508) 831-5268 for more specific details on your Army ROTC service commitment.


Please also see the Army ROTC Consortium packet information here:
Fall 2019 Information Packet
Spring 2020 Information Packet


More information found here at the official GoArmy website!

*Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you have received an Army ROTC Scholarship.*



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  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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (508) 831-5268. 


Click here for more information on this scholarship or this flyer for more information.