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. 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. 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.
Cornerstone University partners with Western Michigan University's ROTC program. For more information, please visit the West Michigan ROTC web page.
ROTC Application Process
First time students to college must apply to Western Michigan University by filling out the traditional undergraduate application. Each year two to five students will be accepted into the ROTC scholarship program. Acceptance to the program is not guaranteed. Please visit the WMU website for admissions standards.
The ROTC application process should begin as early as your junior year in high school upon receiving your ACT/SAT test scores. The ROTC scholarship application deadline is December 31st of your senior year in high school. Please be aware that an interview process for prospective candidates may occur.
Once a student is accepted into the program, specific courses must be registered for at WMU. Click here for more information.
ROTC Funding Guide
The ROTC Funding Guide outlines enrollment checklists, financial aid benefits, and career opportunities for students considering participation in an ROTC program as an undergraduate student.