BECOME PART OF THE UCLA CORPS OF CADETS!
The UCLA Department of Military Science offers one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of the UCLA curriculum. During classes and field training, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and how to conduct missions as an Officer in the United States Army.
When you graduate as an Army ROTC cadet, you will earn the rank of Second Lieutenant and be ready to start your career in a wide range of different branches and specialties. (Find out more about the Army branches).
We encourage cadets to major in any of the academic disciplines offered at UCLA. A cadet's major does not dictate which branch the cadet will begin his/her service to the country after graduation.
Not a UCLA student? Students from area schools without an Army ROTC program on campus can become part of the Bruin Battalion. (Find out more about Participating Schools).
There are a number of financial benefits that you can apply for and receive depending on your eligibility. Contact our office at (310) 825-7381 to find out the eligibility requirements for each of these benefits and which ones you may qualify for:
- ROTC 2-year, 3-year and 4-year scholarships
- CH 30 Montgomery GI Bill ($900/month, full-time Undergrad or Grad student)
- CH 1606 Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill ($272/month, full-time Undergrad or Grad student)
- Federal Tuition Assitance (75%-100% tuition up to $3500/year, Regular Army and Army Reserve only, )
- State Tuition Reimbursement (80-100% tuition, Army National Guard only, first come first serve)
- Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP, Must assess AD, Must sign 1-3 year ADSO depending on $ value)
- Loan Forgiveness and Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (Eligible for non-defaulted William D. Ford Direct Loan Program loans, Must have made 120 payments and served in public service for 10 years)
- Education Career Stabilization (ECS) [w/ TA and benefits] (full-time Undergrad or Grad students, US Army Reserve soldiers in 1st enlistment, must remain in TPU status, can transition to ROTC)
- Drill Pay as E-5 through SMP (Simultaneous Membership Program) ($226/month)
- ROTC Stipend for Contracted Cadets (up to $500/month)
To qualify for an ROTC scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a United States citizen
- Be no older than 31 at the time of commission
- Possess a high school diploma, or equivalent
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Have at least a 920 SAT or 19 ACT score (Reading/Math)
- Be medically qualified through DODMERB
- Be able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test with a minimum score of 60 points in every event (50 points for high school applicants).
Contracted cadets are obligated to 8 years of military service. Upon college graduation, military service may be satisfied in any of the following ways:
- Serve 3 years on Active Duty, plus 5 years on Individual Ready Reserve
- Serve all 8 years on Active Duty
- Serve all 8 years on Reserve Forces Duty (for individuals that receive a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty scholarship or are assigned to the Army Reserve or Army National Guard when commissioned).