The Army ROTC program is offered on campus at Penn State Abington in partnership with Widener University ROTC. Training takes place at Villanova University (another partner to Widener Army ROTC). A number of benefits may be available to prospective cadets joining the program, to include full tuition scholarships as well as the opportunity for travel and advanced training. Whether you're in high school, college or already serving, there is a way you can become an Officer in today's Army.
High School Students
High school students who are interested in a four-year ROTC scholarship should begin the process before their senior year by going to the United States Army's ROTC website to start the application process online. Candidates must be qualified academically, physically and medically to earn an ROTC scholarship. For more information.
If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate or graduate degree, but not enough time to finish the years that you missed from the first two years in the Basic Course, you can complete this requirement by completing the Leader's Training Course(LTC) held at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the summer. This will catch you up and allow you to participate as a third year Cadet in the ROTC Program. For more information.
Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer Trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances. To learn more, visit the Army ROTC website.