Any matriculating or current
Columbia University student can apply to participate in the Army ROTC
program through NYC Army ROTC, headquartered at Fordham University.
Army ROTC produces 75% of all
Army officers - prestigious professionals who serve as the leaders and
managers of this nation's armed forces. It is designed as a college
elective, which you can try out for up to two years with no obligation.
The program provides you with a wide range of experiences as you work
towards your degree, combining military science classes with hands-on
leadership experience - skills that are sure to give you an edge over your
peers in the job market.
Contracted Cadets receive
between $250 to $400 per month in stipends. Scholarships of up to $17,000
per year are also available to incoming and current students to assist in
defraying the cost of a Columbia education. The award of a scholarship is
based on merit. Although selection is competitive, Columbia students have
been very successful in obtaining ROTC scholarships.
Students in the Army ROTC
program attend their military science classes and leadership training labs
at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus, just a few subway stops
away from Columbia. Their studies focus on leadership development, problem
solving techniques, management, planning and organization, professional
ethics and responsibilities, and military skills and training. At the
completion of the program, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants
in the U.S. Army, and continue on to serve three to four years in the Active Army
or eight in the Army Reserves.
For more information please
visit www.nycrotc.com or contact the
New York City
Army ROTC office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at