Army ROTC National 4-Year Scholarship

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Greetings from Tiger Battalion

Welcome to the homepage of Louisiana State University's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Here at tiger Battalion, our goal is simple - to produce the highest quality of officers. To achieve this goal we combine academics, selfless service, and personal integrity to create an atmosphere which turns our young adults into Ladies and Gentlemen.

We invite you to browse around our site, exploring everything we at Tiger Battalion have to offer. For prospective cadets, please view our "PROSPECTIVE CADETS" tab for information and resources to help shape your decisions and future goals. For our current cadets, please visit the "CURRENT CADETS" tab for critical information and resources to better shape your time here at LSU AROTC. For past cadets, please visit our "ALUMNI" page for a semester Newsletter entitled "The Tiger Times", as well as an area to update your contact information so that you may continue to be a part of the tradition that is LSU Army ROTC.


What is ROTC?

Leadership That Lasts a Lifetime

Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It gives you the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. At LSU, it is THE ONLY set of classes focused on leadership, ethical and moral decision making. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition. Because Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. As a member of Army ROTC, you will also be a member of LSU’s oldest student organization; the Corps of Cadets which was founded at the time of the University’s founding in 1860. If you choose to commit to ROTC, you will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be commissioned as an Officer in the Army. At that point, you will have a wide range of interest areas you can specialize in called branches.

Why Become an Officer?

Those who succeed in the Army ROTC program are students who excel and want something more out of the college experience. Generally, these students are scholars who keep their grades up, athletes who are physically strong and leaders who have a great desire to learn.

Your Commitment

Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of service with the Army.

You can serve full time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners)Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

It's an experience that you can't get anywhere else, and your leadership skills will be challenged every day. Contact your campus Military Science department for more specific details on your Army ROTC service commitment.

Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you have received an Army ROTC Scholarship.



Parent Information

A Message to Parents

For a young adult, joining the Army can be a tough decision. Without the support of family and friends, the decision can be even tougher. This section is designed to help you understand the benefits of your son or daughter's potential military service, and what you can expect for the future.

A Clear Future

The U.S Army and Army Reserve offer training and hands-on experience in hundreds of career paths. From engineering to law, medicine to mathematics, there are few institutions in the world that can match the training and educational services of the Army.

Aside from on-the-job training, the Army has dozens of programs designed to help Soldiers earn a college degree without having to swim through a sea of debt afterwards.  The ROTC program for example, allows a young adult to attend college, receive Army training, and a commission as a U.S. Army Officer upon graduation.

Learn more about Army education and career benefits

What to Expect

Joining the Army is the opportunity to be a part of something greater than a nine to five office job. Army Soldiers have strength of body and character. They carry out orders with pride, and they are equipped to lead in any situation that requires a firm hand and a strong voice.

You will likely have questions about your son or daughter's day-to-day life. Click the link below to learn more about a Soldier's service options, deployment, what they'll experience on a military base and how you'll keep in touch with them while they're abroad.