Eastern Nazarene College students are eligible for Army ROTC classes through a partnership with Boston University. ENC students take their ROTC classes at Stonehill College.
Students may apply to ROTC in their freshman and sophomore years. Juniors may participate as part of an accelerated program if they attend some additional summer training. Graduate students may also participate.
Students attend class one morning per week. Physical fitness sessions are also conducted 3 times per week.
ROTC is a leadership training program whose graduates serve America full-time in the active Army or part-time in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. ROTC students must be American citizens, in good health, able to pass a physical exam. A variety of financial programs are available through ROTC.
Students compete for merit based 2, 3, and 4 year scholarships. Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees or for a room and board grant. Scholarship winners also receive a $1200 annual book stipend and a tax free living stipend that pays the student $300 per month as a freshman, $350 as a sophomore, $450 as a junior and $500 as a senior.
In return for these scholarships, students agree to serve on active duty in the Army for 4 years after graduation. There is also a two or three year scholarship that has as its payback, part-time duty in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve; benefits are the same.
If you’re a high school senior and interested in applying for the Army ROTC National 4 year scholarship, go here: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/hs_four_year_scholarship.jsp
Students with no scholarship award may still participate in Army ROTC. They will also receive the living stipend beginning in their junior year. Student may also affiliate with a local Army National Guard unit where they can receive pay, bonuses, free tuition and an annual $4,500 fee rebatement. This service is done concurrently with ROTC training and is called the Simultaneous Membership Program.
For more information on these programs, see the ROTC website at http://www.bu.edu/ArmyROTC/ or contact Major Mike Allain by phone at 617.353.4025 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.