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You will be able to give back to your community and country, while receiving money for college. In some cases you may be able to have nearly all of your education expenses paid for. When you graduate ROTC you will be commissioned a Second Lieutenant, and in the national guard you will be able to serve in your own community.
The Army National Guard (ARNG) offers two types of ROTC scholarships. Civilians can apply for scholarships but must become a member of the GUARD.
Request scholarship application be submitted NLT 01 April of each year, but we will keep awarding GRFD and DedARNG scholarships until funds are exhausted.
The GUARD will also convert Camp Based ROTC Scholarship to a GRDF scholarship, but the cadet must submit a CC FORM 226-R, before the Army branching board is held.
Cadets participating in GRFD and DedARNG scholarships must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) in a GUARD unit. However, to participate in the SMP, a Cadet does not need to participate in a GRFD and DedARNG scholarships.
PROGRESSING TOWARDS A WORTHWHILE GOAL
The Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) is an experience unlike any other. As a cadet, your leadership skills will be challenged every day as you are provided with the tools, training and knowledge necessary to becoming an effective officer in the Army National Guard.
Through a comprehensive curriculum of leadership and military courses, you will gain first hand experience on what is takes to excel in today's National Guard environment. You will learn to lead and to inspire, to motivate groups, and to conduct both combat and disaster relief missions.
Upon graduating from ROTC, you will receive your commission as a Second Lieutenant, signified by a gold bar that shows you have earned the right to be a leader.
EARN RESPECT. BECOME A LEADER
ROTC BASIC COURSE (Also called Leadership Development Course)
The ROTC Basic Course takes place during your first two years in college. It normally involves one elective class or lab each semester. Here you will learn basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership, laying the groundwork for you to become an effective leader in the National Guard.
All contracted ROTC cadets will attend the Leader Development course, taken between the college junior and senior years, teaches advanced military skills while assessing the cadet's ability to perform in a position of leadership prior to entering the Advanced Course.
Whether you're a college-bound high school student or you're already attending a college or university, you may qualify for a scholarship that will pay your fully tuition and fees or your room and board, whichever you choose.
Benefits at a glance:
Short on funds? Don’t Let That Shortchange Your Higher Education
That’s why many young people today are enlisting in the New York Army National Guard. In exchange for helping their country and community, the Guard helps its members get the education they want. The Guard helps pay tuition and other expenses such as books and room and board. Depending on the college you choose, the Guard great education benefits cover up to 100% of your college expenses.
PUT More Money in Your Pocket
The Army National Guard offers more than just monthly paycheck. Our wide array of bonuses and incentives can put extra money in your wallet - Thousands of dollars, in fact.
Below are a few examples. Eligibility requirements apply. Ask your local recruiter for details about these and other Guard Bonuses
The NY Army National Guard is Unique
NY National Guard Education Center, AKO login required. For the most current information and guidance on how to maximize your education benefits for members of New York National Guard soldiers
ROTC 2 year GRFD Scholarships. Full Tuition, No $$ Limit. For students entering their junior year of college enrolled in a bachelor degree program or enrolled in a Master degree or law degree program if they have only two years remaining until they graduate. Must become a member of the guard
ROTC 2, 2-1/2, and 3 Year DedARNG scholarships. Full Tuition, No $$ Limit. There is no limit to the number of scholarships given out each year in New York State. Must become a member of the National Guard and enrolled in a bachelor degree program. Non-deployable while in school
The Student Loan Repayment Program for Guard Soldiers. Available to new enlistments and NY National Guard soldiers for pre-existing, federal loans. Up to $50,000
State Tuition Assistances’ called: Recruitment Incentive & Retention Program (RIRP) is a New York State program designed to recruit and retain quality NY National Guard members. This competitive program will pay the cost of tuition up to a maximum of $4,350 per calendar year for eligible qualified soldiers.
Army National Guard (ARNG) Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Program. Each soldier can received up to $4,500.00 within a fiscal year (1 Oct - 30 September).
College Credit for Military Training: Convert military learning experiences to college credit with this computed-generated military transcript.
Other Financial Aid and Scholarships for National Guard soldiers. Please check websites for eligibility and the most updated information:
FINANCIAL AID FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL & DEPENDENTS
August 2007 - DANTES Code 10K
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|Need a Lift? * - College Financial Aid Handbook Contains Section called Educational Benefits for Veterans & Dependents||$3.95||American Legion National Emblem Sales P. O. Box 1050 Indianapolis, IN 46206 1-888-453-4466 (toll-free)|
|Student Guide to Federal Financial Aid** Free on-line at: http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide/||Free||Federal Student Aid Information Center P. O. Box 84 Washington, DC 20044-0084 1-800-433-3243 (toll-free)|
|Managing the Price of College Free on-line at: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/collegecosts/cover.html||Free||Education Publications Center P.O. Box 1398 Jessup, MD 20794-1398|
* Education centers order free from DANTES, Stock # 2402 - Limit: 200 per year
** Education centers order free from DANTES, Stock # 2405 - Limit: 500 per year
FINANCIAL AID FOR VETERANS, SPOUSES, AND/OR CHILDREN
Scholarships for Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
|Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs
(Scholarships, Loans, Spouse TA, etc.)
|NMCRS Education Division
801 N. Randolph Street, Suite 1228
Arlington, VA 22203-1978
703-696-4960 or DSN: 426-4960
|Army Emergency Relief Spouse Ed. Assistance Program||http://www.aerhq.org/education.asp|
|Air Force Aid Society Education Grant||http://www.military.com/MilitaryReport/?file=MR_AFAS_Deadline|
|Air Force Club Membership Scholarship Program||http://www.afsv.af.mil/Clubs/CN_Scholarship.htm|
|Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
(Members can be active duty, Reserve, or retired personnel
of Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard) Web site: www.fra.org
Click on “FAQ’s,” scroll down to “FRA Scholarships”
|FRA Scholarship Program
125 N. West Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2529
|Military Officers Association of America
|MOAA Educational Assistance Information
201 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2529
|Defense Commissary Agency/Fisherhouse Foundation||Scholarships for Military Child 1-888-294-8560
|DoD Educational Activity (DODEA)
Various Financial Aid Resources
|For children of Federal employees & military members
|National Military Family Association
Resource center for spouses/children of US servicemembers
|Sara's Hope - It's a Wonderful World Charitable Foundation
Offers annual scholarships to high school students who
perform random acts of kindness
The American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Award (funded by Sara's Hope) for military dependent children of active duty retirees, and disabled/fallen servicemembers
ROTC offers you real rewards. You will form friendships that will last a life-time, and your training will benefit you throughout your military and civilian career paths. In addition to the high-level leadership training and communication skills, you can receive the financial assistance necessary to earn a college degree. Below are just a few of the tangible rewards you can receive as a leader in the Army National Guard.
To find out more about how you can become an officer and a leader in the Army National Guard, contact your local Guard Officer Strength Manager or Reserve Career Counselor today.
All ROTC CDTs wishing to be assigned Army National Guard must have a valid, signed Letter of Acceptance (LOA) for the Active Duty and Reserve Duty Branching Board. Those without a LOA will assigned to the US Army Reserve and branch based on the needs of the Army Reserve. A copy of the LOA must be submitted to State Officer Strength Manager (OSM) & ROTC Professor of Military Science (PMS).
2Lt Anthony Migliore
(518) 534-1827 (Cell)
Membership Schools: SUNY Adirondack Community College, Clinton Community College, University of Vermont (Host school)
CPT Richard Powell
Membership Schools: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Albany, Union College, College of St Rose, Marist College, Russell Sage College, Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy, Skidmore, SUNY at Oneonta
Membership Schools: Saint Lawrence Univ, Potsdam State College
Membership Schools: D'Youville College, Daemen College, Medaille College, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo State College, Hilbert College
Membership Schools:Elmira College, Ithaca College, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Cortland, Wells College
CPT Brian Clark
Membership Schools:New York City Army ROTC at Fordham University is available to students at most four year colleges and universities located in the New York Metropolitan area and Lower Hudson Valley.
Membership Schools:SUNY Stony Brook, Dowling College, Adelphi University, New York Institute of Technology (Westbury and Central Islip), SUNY College at Old Westbury, Suffolk Community College, Nassau Community College, St. Joseph's University (Long Island Campus), SUNY Farmingdale
Phone: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2814
Phone: (716) 286-8235/8230
Membership Schools:Buffalo State College
Membership Schools:Queens College, College of Staten Island, Pace University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Brooklyn college, City College, City University of NY, State University of NY
Phone: 315 443-8233/1781
What makes the National Guard different from other branches of the military is its unique duel mission. The GUARD is called to serve both country and our communities. In the wake of natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, or wildfires, the Governor has the option to call out the NY Army National GUARD to assist with the relief effort in affected communities. This is why American public knows it’s not a real emergency until they hear the GUARD has been activated. Then they know it’s really bad.
Founding Fathers - When American’s founding fathers authorized the documents that gave birth to the new republic, they strongly held that few institutions are more important than a well-regulated militia (The GUARD). Large standing armies, they believed, could become instruments of tyranny. According to the consensus, it would be better to rely on volunteer citizen-soldiers to take up arms. Signers of the Constitution enshrined the right of individual states to raise and maintain their own home guards, and local militia become a bedrock of good government and vital instruments for preservation of American Liberty.
Since then, the concept of the GUARD has grown to what it is today. The Army National Guard is an elite group of warriors who dedicate a portion of their time to serving their nation. Each state has its own Guard, as required by the Constitution-in fact, it is the only branch of the military whose existence is actually required by the Constitution.
The GUARD first and foremost responsibility will be protecting and defending American interests. This may mean deployment out of state or overseas. If they’re called up, they'll be ready. There is a long and noble history of the National Guard serving at home and abroad to ensure the safety and freedom of their fellow citizens. They have combated natural disasters, supported regular Army troops and, when called upon, born arms against their nation’s enemies.
Since 1636, the GUARD has brought glory and honor upon itself and its soldiers through quiet and selfless service. It’s being a part of a noble tradition of service extending back almost 400 years. It means you become a member of the best trained, best equipped, and most respected military force in history. It means you will make a difference. Do you think you have what it takes to be a member of this select group?
Being an Officer in the NYARNG means you’re a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It’s similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an officer, you will lead other soldiers in all situations (Wars, fires, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters) and adjust in environments that are always changing. Living up to the motto: ALWAYS READY, ALWAYS THERE!
State-Sponsored Military Academies: Where being a member of the GUARD you can be awarded a 2 year GRDF Scholarship and/or 2, 2.5, or 3 year DedARNG Scholarship, if qualified. Note: DedARNG scholarships are available for civilians, but must join the GUARD to receive scholarships and benefits.