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High School Students

High school students interested in joining Army ROTC at the University of South Carolina should read the information below and follow the application instructions. 

Scholarships for High School Students

The 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. Scholarships may be awarded as a four-year or three-year advanced designee scholarship.


Minimum Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 (2015 average for winners was 3.5+)
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)

Meet physical standards

  • For Males: 42 push ups and 53 sit ups in 2 minutes with a 2 mile run in 15:50 is passing
  • For Females: 19 push ups and 53 sit ups in 2 minutes with a 2 mile run in 18:50 is passing


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


How To Apply

  • Complete the SAT or ACT
  • Create an application at the Go Army website
  • Let your guidance counselor know that you are applying for and Army ROTC Scholarship
  • Take the physical fitness test using the form located on the application web site. A coach or Junior ROTC instructor at your high school can administer the test.
  • After you have completed your online application you will be told to schedule an interview. You can choose the closest school or the school you most want to attend. Do not try to schedule the interview before Cadet Command tells you to do so, the individual ROTC programs will not be able to see your application and will not be able to conduct the interview
  • Once you've started your application, if you have questions contact Mr. Barry Hale at


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