Early Commissioning/ROTC

Army ROTC ECP Scholarships

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Contact Karen Fluck, the Senior ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer at: kfluck@vfmac.edu or 610-989-1445.

Army ROTC ECP Scholarships

Army ROTC ECP Scholarships at the Military Junior College are awarded to students by the Professor of Military Science or through the Army National Board. Students interested in applying for Army ROTC ECP Scholarships should contact the VFMC Army ROTC Department at (610) 989-1445 or via email to Karen Fluck, Recruiting Operations Officer, for more information. You can also apply to ECP by going to goarmy.com and listing Valley Forge Military College as one of your choices.

Army ROTC ECP Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, rather than financial need.

The Scholarship includes:

  • Two years full tuition
  • Stipend of $420/month, freshman year
  • Stipend of $420/month, sophomore year
  • $1,200/yearbook allowance

In addition, Valley Forge Military College will provide a grant to cover Room & Board while attending VFMC.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the program, prospective cadets must:

  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale,
  • Have a combined math and verbal score of at least 1000 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT,
  • Pass a Department of Defense medical exam,
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Complete specific military training prior to entering the ECP at Valley Forge. (Most cadets attend the four-week Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the summer before they arrive at Valley Forge.) Soldiers who have completed Basic Combat Training are pre-qualified and may not need to attend Basic Camp.
  • Be a U.S. citizen of good moral character.

ECP cadets undergo a rigorous course of instruction during their two years at Valley Forge. In addition to their regular academic course schedule, cadets take a Military Science and Leadership (MSL) course each semester. The MSL curriculum consists of classroom instruction, a weekly leadership lab, physical training, and weekend training conducted one to two times per semester. Weekend training is focused on developing critical thinking adaptive leaders through situational experiences grounded in Army doctrine.

During the summer between their freshman and sophomore years at Valley Forge, cadets attend the five-week Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, KY. In addition, cadets may compete for and attend the Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Air Assault Course at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, may spend several weeks with an active duty Army unit in the Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) program, or travel to a foreign country to train foreign soldiers in the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program (CULP). Following summer training, cadets return to Valley Forge where they prepare for leadership experiences as a platoon leader.

In addition to required training, cadets may participate in optional training. The Ranger Challenge team competes annually – and very successfully — against Military Junior and Senior Colleges and universities in the 1st Brigade. Last year our team placed first among Military Junior Colleges.

In order to be eligible for commissioning, cadets must maintain a 2.0 term and cumulative GPA and graduate with an associate’s degree, must pass all MSL courses with a term and cumulative MSL GPA of 2.0, must complete Advanced Camp, must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)/height and weight, and the Combat Water Survival Test (CWST), and must pass an American military history course.