Kentucky State University has entered into a partnership agreement with the U.S. Army Cadet Command (7th Brigade) Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. Students who wish to participate in the Army ROTC program have access to receive ROTC scholarship assistance by way of contractual agreement and commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.
Army ROTC provides merit-based scholarships and other financial aid opportunities for college-bound high school students and students already attending KSU. Multi-year ROTC scholarships are available on an equally competitive basis to qualified students.
The Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning to attend a four-year college program or for those who have just begun college. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information. Students must fulfill an eight-year service commitment with the Army, serving full-time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.
The Three-Year Scholarship is available for students already enrolled at KSU with three academic years remaining. Students must fulfill a four-year service commitment with the Army. Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.
The Two-Year Scholarship is available for those who have two academic years remaining. Students must serve full-time in the Army for four years. Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.
The Military Science Program is open to both men and women and follows a general military science curriculum. Currently, all Army Military Science (AMS) courses are offered at KSU. Contact the University of Kentucky Wildcat Battalion Recruiting Operations Officer at (859) 257-6865.