Scholarship & Financial Incentives

Salary

Click here to view PDF version of the Army Pay chart and comparisons to UIUC graduates (first year) salary averages.

Federal Scholarship

This scholarship covers FULL Tuition and Fees OR Room and Board. There is a $600/Semester allowance for books, and $420/month monthly stipend for subsistence for 10 months each academic year. This stipend is tiered dependent on academic class. You are required to sign a contract for military service upon accepting the scholarship. You keep it by registering for the Military Science courses, have a minimum of 2.5 to be awarded, and maintain a 2.0 to retain. Freshman Applicants must have a 19 or higher on the ACT or a 920 or higher on the SAT.

GRFD (Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty) Scholarship

This scholarship covers FULL Tuition and Fees OR Room and Board. There is a $600/Semester allowance for books, and $420/month monthly stipend for subsistence for 10 months each academic year. This stipend is tiered dependent on academic class. You receive E-5 Drill pay as well. You are required to sign a contract for Reserve or National Guard duty upon accepting the scholarship. You must be an MS III (Junior), unless you are a dedicated GRFD applicant, in which case you can be a MS II (Sophomore). You must also be a member of the Reserves or National Guard OR agree to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). In order to retain the scholarship, a cadet must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Illinois State Tuition Waiver

This tuition waiver covers the full amount of tuition only. There is no military commitment until the beginning of your Junior academic year (unless you are contracted). You acquire it by: being an Illinois resident, registering for the Military Science courses, have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA to be awarded (3.0 cumulative High School GPA for incoming Freshmen), and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 ROTC cumulative GPA to retain. You must be a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and you will be re-evaluated every semester.

Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship covers FULL Tuition and Fees OR Room and Board. There is a $1200/Semester allowance for books, and $420/month stipend for subsistence all 10 months of the academic year. This stipend is tiered dependent on academic class. You are required to sign a contract for military service upon accepting the scholarship. You keep it by registering for the Military Science courses, have a minimum of 2.5 to be awarded, and maintain a 2.0 to retain. Freshman Applicants must have a 19 or higher on the ACT or a 920 or higher on the SAT.

ALL Scholarships are contingent upon an applicant being medically qualified, physically fit, and in attendance for all ROTC functions.