Wisconsin National Guard Minuteman Scholarship

June 30, 2024
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The National Guard has plays a vital role in defending community and country. Today, enlisting in the National Guard offers benefits like educational funding, skill development for civilian careers, lifelong friendships, and a deep sense of pride. The Wisconsin Army National Guard, with over 7,000 Soldiers, integrates service with local living, working, and studying.

Scholarship Details

  • Covers full tuition and fees OR room and board up to $12,000 per year at the participating university.
  • Monthly cadet stipend of $420 from freshman to senior year.
  • Annual book stipend of $1,200 ($600 per semester).
  • Guaranteed commission in the Army National Guard with an eight-year service commitment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 in high school or college.
  • Must be enlisted in the National Guard or eligible to enlist.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Eligible for the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).
  • Must meet physical fitness standards.
  • Need an official acceptance letter to a valid ROTC campus.
  • Valid ACT/SAT score required (no minimum specified).

Application Process

  1. The application process emphasizes integrating educational goals with service, offering financial support for college while preparing for a commission in the Army National Guard.

Who Should Apply

High school or college students with a minimum GPA of 2.5, who are current or prospective members of the National Guard. Ideal for those aiming to balance their education with military service, gain job skills, and secure financial support for their studies in Wisconsin.

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