ROTC stands for Reserve Officers' Training Corps. It is a program of study leading to a presidential appointment as a second lieutenant in the United States Armed Forces.
Military Science is the name of the academic department that provides ROTC instruction at the university. The program includes a specified sequence of leadership, management, and professional knowledge classes as well as hands on leadership experience.
Women make up about one third of all our cadets.
Contracted cadets earn a tax-free monthly stipend for up to 10 months each year (freshmen $300, sophomores $350, juniors $450, and seniors $500).
ROTC scholarships at St. Bonaventure University pay full tuition and mandatory fees. This is in addition to the monthly stipend listed above and a $1,200 annual book allowance. In addition, St. Bonaventure University provides contracted cadets a generous room and board grant. New York state, students receiving full tuition ROTC scholarships are not eligible for NYS TAP per NYS regulations. If an additional award such as a PELL grant causes an "over award," the over award will be corrected by reducing the SBU Resident Grant by the amount of the over award. The student will continue to receive his/her contracted award through a combination of ROTC, SBU, federal and outside funds.
Only if you sign a contract do you incur a service obligation as an Army officer. You can serve either part time or full time. All students are welcome to take our courses, regardless of their interest in military service.
Officers lead soldiers while planning Army training and operations. Enlisted lead, follow, and execute orders.
3-4 hours per week outside of your military science class and lab.
Yes. Some classes are graded; others are credit/no credit. They all count for elective credit at the university.
Not at St. Bonaventure University.
Green to Gold, 2, 3, and 4 year scholarships are available.
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