Other Grant Options

ARMY ROTC Scholarships

The ROTC Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.


  • Be a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident 
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet physical standards 
  • Have no medical issues preventing you from serving 
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

Your Commitment

  • An eight-year service commitment with the Army
  • Serve 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

Apply Online For An Army ROTC Four-Year High School Scholarship

If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Login page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site.

Potential applicants are encouraged to watch the Official ROTC YouTube video on How to Fill Out the 4 Year High School Scholarship Application

Applicants may also go to the ArmyIgnitED website and follow the directions to set up an account. Once set up, you can apply for a scholarship via the ArmyIgnitED portal.

Educational Assistance for Veterans 

The Veterans Administration administers programs for veterans and service people seeking assistance for education or training. Veterans and service people who initially entered the military on or after January 1, 1977 may receive educational assistance under a contributory plan. A deferred payment plan is available for veterans enrolling full-time. Additional information regarding veterans' benefits, as well as college applications, may be obtained through the Roger Williams University Veterans Affairs Office.

CHAPTER 33 and RWU Aid Policy (Effective 7/1/2020)

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Veterans Affairs web site.


Veterans and service members who served for at least 90 days of aggregate active duty after 9/11, and are still on active duty, or if they were honorably discharged or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, may be eligible for this VA-administered program.


The Post-9/11 GI Bill® program is comprised of multiple payments. All payments and maximum amounts listed below are applicable to individuals eligible for the full benefit (100% eligibility tier). At RWU, eligible students that meet 100% eligibility tier, will receive a maximum tuition and fee reimbursement up to $27,120.05 per academic year effectively August 1, 2023. Chapter tuition and fees benefits are paid directly to Roger Williams University and applied to your student account direct-billed charges.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® will also include benefits such as a monthly housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies. The VA will send any books benefit and housing allowance payments directly to you (the student) and not the university. Students should plan to use a portion of your housing allowance to pay for any relevant on-campus room and board charges.

Yellow Ribbon Program At RWU

As RWU tuition and fees exceed the annual cap offered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, you may be eligible for extra payment under the Yellow Ribbon program. The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher tuition costs that the Post-9/11 GI Bill® doesn’t cover.

RWU is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and currently offers a total of 15 spots in the program at any one time; spots are not tied to an individual major, but the student must be enrolled as a full-time day student. The institution is required to approve spots to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, and when all spots are being utilized, a spot will not be available until one of the students using a spot has graduated or left the institution. For the 2023-2024 academic year, RWU provided a maximum of $5,389 per year to eligible undergraduate day students.

Do you qualify for Yellow Ribbon?

You may qualify for this program if you meet the requirements listed below:
You must qualify for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
To qualify, at least one of these must be true. You:

  • Served at least 36 months on active duty (either all at once or with breaks in service), or
  • Received a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001, and were honorably discharged after any amount of service, or
  • Received a Fry Scholarship on or after August 1, 2018, or
  • Served for at least 30 continuous days (all at once, without a break) on or after September 11, 2001, and were discharged after 60 days with a service-connected disability, or
  • Are a dependent child using benefits transferred by a Veteran or a service member who has served for at least 36 months on active duty and qualifies at the 100% level, or
  • Are receiving the Fry Scholarship (beginning August 1, 2018)

In order to apply for the Yellow Ribbon program at RWU, applicants must:

  1. Already be officially accepted to RWU
  2. Submit an application to the Yellow Ribbon Program
  3. Submit a copy of a Certificate Eligibility showing 100% eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®

RWU Yellow Ribbon Program Application

For questions on the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact Gina Rigby at grigby@rwu.edu or (401-254-3100).