Campus Based Scholarship

Campus Based Scholarships are awarded on merit and availability.  Freshmen and sophomore cadets are nominated by the Professor of Military Science based on the following criteria:

  • GPA – The minimum GPA to apply for a scholarship is a 2.5. However, a 3.0 or greater GPA demonstrates commitment and seriousness to the program and the academic rigors of college life.  Your GPA is the most important factor in determining your status for scholarships within ROTC.
  • ACT/SAT scores:  Although already enrolled in college, your ACT/SAT scores play a significant factor in determining if you will be awarded a campus based scholarship.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) majors have an advantage.  All majors are welcome and encouraged to compete, however, STEM majors are in high demand.
  • Physical Fitness – The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) consists of two minutes of pushups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a two-mile run.  The APFT is the basis for a physical fitness comparison in ROTC. CLICK HERE and scroll down to see a video demonstration of an APFT.
  • Aptitude for leadership and military service – Do you have the desire to lead and to be a part of a team in the classroom, during lab, throughout every training exercise, in the community, and with your peers? These are all scholarship awarding considerations.  The Fightin’ Irish cadre assess and review each cadet before, during, and after the scholarship process.
  • Extracurricular activities/athletics:   Sports and leadership positions during your college career demonstrate the scholar, athlete, leader model of an Army officer and weigh into the scholarship board process.
  • Availability – On campus scholarship money is allocated every year and the number of scholarships varies from year to year. Apply early and stay in contact.  Let us know if you are interested.

Scholarship questions should be directed to:

CPT Vonderheide
216 Pasquerilla Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-6315