We are looking for the very best to join Army ROTC......Scholar, Athlete, Leaders.  This guide will provide you with the basic information concerning the Army ROTC program at BYU-Idaho

Scholarship Opportunities

Two, three, and four year scholarships are available depending on when the student applies. The scholarship application window for the 2015-2016 college school year opens for current high school juniors on 10 Feb 2014. Juniors interested in applying for scholarships will have until 10 Jan 2015 to start their applications and must have the application completed by 28 Feb 2015. It is highly recommended that applicants complete their applications in the fall of 2014 (fall of their senior year) allowing themselves time to make any necessary changes prior to the deadline early in their spring 2015 semester. The site to begin the Four-Year Scholarship application process is:

  • https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/college-students/two-year-scholarships.html
  • https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/college-students/three-year-scholarships.html

Scholarship requirements are:  

  • Be a US Citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 (The BYU-Idaho Army ROTC standard is a 3.0 GPA)
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet the physical standards and pass an Army physical fitness test (BYU-Idaho standard is a score of 250 or above out of 300)
  • Agree to accept a commission/serve as an Officer in the Army on Active duty, National Guard, or Army Reserves

  Scholarships cover the following:

  • Full tuition for both in state and out of state students for up to $5000
  • $1,200 for books annually
  • From $300 to $500 monthly stipend (10 months/year)

Upon graduation he/she will receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Army or the National Guard/Reserve Components of the Army.  

Freshman and Sophomore Programs

 Designed to develop both leadership and confidence through team study and activities such as physical fitness, team building exercises, land navigation, oral presentations, and fundamentals of small unit tactics.

  • Physical Training three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Class once (Freshman) or twice a week (Sophomore)
  • Leadership Lab once a week (2 hours)
  • 1 Field Training Exercise a Semester
  • No Military Obligation (unless scholarship)
  • Scholorship Opportunities (4, 3, 2 years)
  • Receive a $300 stipend per month as a freshman and $350 per month as a sophomore (10 months/year) with a scholarship

Junior Program

  • Physical Training three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Class once a week (2 hours)
  • Graded Leadership Positions
  • Receive a $450 stipend per month (10 months/year) regardless of scholarship
  • Advanced Leadership and Public Speaking Training
  • Cadet Summer Tarining, Advance Camp (4 week training following the junior year, at For Knox, KY)

Senior Program

  • Physical Training three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Class three times a week (50 minutes each)
  • Leadership Lab once a week (2 hours)
  • Receive $500 stipend per month (10 months/year) regardless of scholarship
  • Advanced leadership training
  • Plan and organize training for the underclassment

Leadership Labs

Leadership labs are held every Thursday for two hours during the semester. This is an opportunity for Cadets to apply classroom lessons to practical hands on training environment.  Lab topics include Army training such as military customs and courtesies, land navigation, basic tactics, first aid, and communications.  Additional lab topics may include delivering operations orders to a unit (public speaking) or using Internet resources for military purposes.  Whatever the day's lesson, it is sure to challenge and enrich the individual.   

Physical Training

Physical Training (PT) is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for one hour.  It is designed to develop muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.  Exercises usually include running, push-ups, sit-ups, and possibly sports.  The student will be responsible for doing PT on his/her own during the rest of the week.  This allows students to alter their personal PT schedule to fit their own individual academic schedule.  This also allows students to vary their PT according to their own personal fitness needs.  Each month a diagnostic Army Physical Fitness Test will be administered to determine the level of fitness of the student and determine if he/she is improving.  This system allows everyone to improve their conditioning at their own pace while boosting self-confidence.   CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES   ROTC offers the opportunity to participate in the Ranger Challenge Team or the Scabbard and Blade Honor Society.  Each of these organizations offers diverse opportunities and experiences that allow Cadets to pursue their interests.  All clubs are run by Cadets, allowing the students to have primary input concerning their activities.  In addition to the clubs available we conduct the Color Guard for all home football games and fire the cannon each time the Bronco Football team scores.     EXTRA MILITARY TRAINING Cadets may apply to attend volunteer training such as Airborne, Air Assault, and Mountain Warfare courses.  Other Cadets may participate in leadership internships with various military units around the world.  These additional training opportunities allow Cadets to further their knowledge and better prepare them for commissioning as a Second Lieutenant.  

Important Reminders

  • There is no military commitment as a freshmen or sophomore unless you are a scholarship recipient
  • Freshmen and sophomores who are not awarded 3 or 4 year scholarships can reapply for 2 year scholarships once on campus
  • A student does not have to be a scholarship winner to enroll the class. The freshman and sophomore classes are open to anyone on campus and fulfill general elective requirements
  • The Army ROTC Program can flex in many ways to accomodate an athlete or academic scholar

More Information

Visit our Facebook page or stop by the Army ROTC office in Rigby Hall Rm 205. Also visit the Army ROTC website and the Officership video.

Any Questions?
Please contact the ROTC office for more information

Office: (208) 496-4709
Fax: (208) 496-5702
Email: byuirotc@byui.edu

205 Rigby Hall
Rexburg, ID 83460