Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

For more information on participating in ROTC or Scholarship opportunities contact the Battalion Recruiting Operations Officer Mr. Cari Kelso  
(804) 287--6066

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LTC L. Rucker
Snead III (USA, Ret) '81
Director of the Wilson Center
Army ROTC Advisor
(434) 223-6260

Become a commissioned officer H-SC graduates have a long history of military service to our nation. Our graduates have served and continue to serve today around the world in defense of our nation and our way of life.

Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) provides one way for HSC students to pursue a commission as an officer in the US Army.  It offers opportunities and challenges that can put you on the fast track to success in life. The program will help develop the confidence, self-esteem, motivation and leadership skills you will need regardless of your career plans. The qualities that ROTC training instills will be vital to a productive and rewarding future. 

Hampden-Sydney ROTC is affiliated with the University of Richmond ROTC Spider Battalion.  Students are able to take all Military Science and Leadership courses, compete for scholarships, and take part in all ROTC activities. Students will take Military Science and Leadership classes via a consortium agreement with Longwood University.

The Hampden-Sydney ROTC program is an elective course that provides a combination of academics and important hands-on training. You will be offered physical and mental challenges geared to help you succeed in college and beyond. You will learn teamwork and be given responsibilities such as teaching younger cadets the same skills you have learned. In addition to our on-campus training, we offer instruction in adventure training like mountaineering, rappelling, orienteering, and basic rifle marksmanship.

A prospective student can be awarded a scholarship for tuition and fees worth over $130,000 over the course of a four year college career.  The scholarships are awarded by merit to the most outstanding students who apply. In addition to the scholarship, contracted cadets receive at least $3,000 per year stipend and $600 per semester to defray the cost of books. The stipend is divided into payments of $350 to $500 per month (depending on class year) paid while you are in college.

For its many benefits, Army ROTC requires only a few hours a week.  So it won't interfere with your required college curriculum or social life. In fact, you will find ROTC a great place to form lasting friendships. If you have what it takes and want to build a solid, well rounded future while serving our nation, take a closer look at Army ROTC.

Become a Cadet
High school students who are interested in a four-year ROTC scholarship should begin the process early in the senior year by going to the United States Army's ROTC site to start the online application process. Candidates must be qualified academically, physically and medically to earn an ROTC scholarship.