ROTC at UA Little Rock

ROTC LogoUA Little Rock has partnered with the Department of Military Science and Leadership at the University of Central Arkansas.

The following classes are available for UA Little Rock students to register for Spring 2021:

  • MSCI 1101 Leadership I CRN: CRN 14748 and CRN 17362
  • MSCI 1102 Leadership II CRN: CRN 14749 and CRN 17364

Registering for these classes is no different than registering for any other UA Little Rock class.

Successfully completing these classes is required for you to be considered for the ROTC scholarships.

Contact Ms. Roslyn D. Tillman at 501.852.2384, for further information or go to website for “ARMY ROTC PARENTS & ADVISORS FAQ.”

ROTC Scholarships

Whether you’re a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC provides students with the chance to compete for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Two, three, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree.
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Living Expenses

Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:

  • 1st year, $300 per month
  • 2nd year, $350 per month
  • 3rd year, $450 per month
  • 4th year, $500 per month

This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship Cadets contracted in the Army ROTC Advanced Course.

All scholarships applicants must understand that branching Active Duty is not guaranteed. Assignments are based on the needs of the Army. Scholarship cadets may be branched into the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

Prospective Cadets

Prepare for ROTC

Students who bring the following attributes to the Military Science program have the highest rate of success:

  • Scholar (3.0 or higher GPA)
  • Athlete (participation in team or individual sports or physical activities)
  • Leader (elected or appointed leadership positions in school, sport, community, volunteer, and/or spiritual organizations)

A strong desire and will to successfully complete the Military Science program can overcome shortfalls in any of the above-listed attributes.

  • Students are encouraged to participate in weekly physical fitness and athletic activities throughout the school year. Students will prepare for and take an Army Physical Fitness test that evaluates ability to accomplish three exercise tasks:
    • Push-ups (2 minute time limit)
    • Sit-ups (2 minute time limit)
    • Two-mile run (score based upon completion time)
  • If a student has already decided on becoming a National Guardsmen, or Reservist, there are special programs in place for furthering their education.
  • One of the scholarships the Reserve Officers Training Corps has in place, among several other benefits, is the Minuteman Scholarship.

U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship

ROTC ScholarshipThe Minuteman Scholarship allows high school and college students to receive full tuition or $10,000 in room and board in return for a service commitment.If you are interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the Minuteman Scholarship provides you an excellent opportunity.

Minuteman Scholarships cover 4 years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program.

Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend of $300 to $500, and a yearly book allowance of $1,200. In addition, Minuteman Scholarship recipients participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program, which gives them experience with an Army Reserve unit while earning additional money for their service.

To get started, high school seniors should contact the Professor of Military Science or Recruiting Operations Officer at the Army ROTC program that serves their college or university.

  • Be a US citizen
  • Have a valid MEPS physical
  • Currently in the USAR
  • Complete SF86 to obtain secret security clearance
  • Pass a valid APFT
  • Be in compliance with AR 600-9 HT/WT standards
  • Pass PMS interview process
  • Proof of acceptance into participating University of attendance
  • Proof of academic major
  • Proof of SAT/ACT scores (min. 920 SAT or 19 ACT)
  • Must have an approved academic major and be a current drilling USAR member
  • They must, at a minimum, be accepted into a participating institution
  • USAR members currently in their first or second year of college are also eligible for consideration, based on the determination of
  • Be able to commission before reaching the age of 31


Visit goArmyEd ROTC.Located in Meadors Hall on the UCA