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Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) has been a part of Wentworth’s curriculum for many years. Sponsored through Northeastern University, ROTC offers two-year, three-year, and four-year Army officer training programs that complement Wentworth’s educational program.
The Department of Military Science of Northeastern University administers the ROTC program for Wentworth Institute of Technology students. Army ROTC provides leadership training on campus and leadership exercises at local off campus training sites. The goal of the program is to commission the future officer leadership of the United States Army. It fosters the American tradition of the citizen-soldier, responsive to civilian control.
COURSES OF STUDY
The Army ROTC program consists of two phases: the Basic Course (freshman and sophomore years) which imposes no obligation on non-scholarship students; and the Advanced Course (taken during the remaining years of the academic program). Eligibility for enrollment in the Advanced Course is conditional upon satisfactory completion of the Basic Course or its equivalent. Participation in the non-obligatory Basic Course provides students with an excellent opportunity to decide whether or not they wish to become Army officers. See also ROTC – Course Descriptions.
ARMY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
- Wentworth cadets can apply for a ROTC scholarship in their freshman or sophomore years. Scholarship benefits are awarded up to $20,000 per year to be used toward tuition and mandatory fees not related to room and board.
- Every scholarship winner also receives $1,200 per year for books and supplies. Winners also receive a monthly stipend of $300 - $500 while in school.
WENTWORTH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Wentworth students who receive military scholarships from the Army ROTC programs will be granted a room scholarship for each year the military scholarship is in effect. Scholarship recipients should notify the Financial Aid Office.
ARMY COMMISSION AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
- Basic Course (freshman/sophomore) cadets, who are not scholarship recipients, do not incur any military obligation, and may withdraw from the program at any time.
- Any contracted cadets agree to accept an Army commission and serve on either Active Duty (full-time) or Reserve Duty (Part-Time) with duty in the Army Reserve or the National Guard (1 weekend each month and 2 weeks each year).
- The commitment requirements are 3 one-hour morning physical training sessions per week, one to three hours of class per week, a 4-hour leadership laboratory per semester, and one weekend field training exercise per semester.
- Cadets will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants and fulfill an 8-year service obligation with active duty or reserve.
WHERE TO APPLY
Interested students should contact:
Alan T. Whittemore
335A Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115