Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

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ROTC officers & cadets

Centre students are competitive for all available ROTC scholarships offered by the United States Army or Air Force. Centre offers full room and board incentives to ROTC scholarship winners, on top of the tuition funding students receive from the military.

Typically, students receiving these scholarships will be enrolled as a full time student at Centre but will participate in the reserve officers training programs of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force through the University of Kentucky. Army (AMS courses) ROTC and Air Force (AES courses) ROTC students receive academic credit toward their Centre degree.

For more information about Centre's ROTC partnership agreement with the University of Kentucky, click here.

Air Force ROTC scholarships

Air Force ROTC scholarships cover tuition, room and board, an annual textbook allowance, most lab fees and up to $500 spending cash per academic month. The application deadline for high school students is December 1 of a high school student's senior year.

To learn more about U.S. Air Force ROTC scholarships,
click here.

Army ROTC scholarships

Army ROTC scholarships consist of full-tuition scholarships, additional allowances for books and fees, room and board, and monthly living allowances for each school year. Students earn certain amounts depending on their level in the Army ROTC curriculum.

To learn more about U.S. Army ROTC scholarships, click here.

Additional Information

For more information about ROTC scholarships available at Centre College, e-mail David DeWitt, Centre College associate director of admission, at

For more information about Reserve Officers Training Corps, click here.