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A very active Army ROTC Program is available to all qualified students. Army ROTC is the primary source of the commissioned officers that lead our nation’s army. Upon graduation from college and commissioning as a second lieutenant in the Army, an ROTC graduate is guaranteed employment and gains valuable life experiences while serving in one of our country’s most prestigious professions. A young second lieutenant routinely commands 30 or more personnel. In the corporate world it would take decades for an individual to reach that level of responsibility. It is for this reason that ROTC graduates are so valued in the Armed Forces as well as in Fortune 500 Companies after they complete military service. Army ROTC at IUPUI, referred to as “the best leadership course in America,” will prepare the qualified student for these challenges.

Students may enroll in the ROTC program on a voluntary or exploratory basis during the first two years. Books, tuition, and supplies are provided free of charge. Elective credit hours are awarded for the freshman and sophomore classes. Students do not incur any military obligation until enrollment in the third-year course, or upon accepting an ROTC scholarship.

Four-, three-, and two-year scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. Scholarships will pay 100 percent of tuition, as well as $900 annually toward books, laboratory, graduation, and educational fees. A $2,000–$4,000 tax-free stipend is paid each year the scholarship is in effect, based upon the student’s class standing.

Advanced placement is available to veterans and members of the Army Reserve or National Guard. Non-scholarship third-year students also receive a $3,000–$4,000 tax-free stipend per year. In most cases, active reservists and veterans receiving the GI Bill may participate in the ROTC program with no loss of benefits. Army ROTC is also offered to transfer and graduate students. Completion of the program leads to a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. For more information about the Army ROTC, call (317) 274-2691, send e-mail to goarmy [at] iupui [dot] edu, or visit the Web site www.iupui.edu/~armyrotc.

Air Force ROTC

Eligible and qualified men and women may elect to earn credits leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force through a program located on the Bloomington campus. Credits earned in the Air Force ROTC may be applied toward the required number of credit hours for graduation. For more information on the Air Force ROTC, call is 800-IUBROTC or (800-482-7682) or email afrotc@indiana.edu.