College education and military leadership training can trace its roots all the way back to 1819 at what is now Norwich University. In St. Louis, ROTC programs have trained students to enter the armed services as a commissioned officer since 1918. To learn more about the rich history of ROTC, visit the Saint Louis ROTC website.
Saint Louis University is affiliated with two ROTC programs for students who wish to join the armed forces, the Saint Louis Army ROTC and the Saint Louis Air Force ROTC.
Army ROTC has a total of 273 host programs with more than 1,100 partnership and affiliate schools across the country. It produces approximately 60 percent of the Second Lieutenants who join the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. More than 40 percent of current Active Duty Army General Officers were commissioned through ROTC.
Army ROTC is one of the few college programs that teaches true leadership. This training is invaluable for any career that involves leading, managing and motivating people or fostering teamwork. Officers in the U.S. Army are typically responsible for hundreds of soldiers and millions of dollars in equipment; this kind of management experience can be very attractive for post-Army employers.
The Saint Louis Army ROTC program includes dozens of SLU students, as well as students from other local colleges and universities. A typical Army ROTC cadet can expect to spend around 10 hours each week in training, leadership classes and meetings.
Army ROTC offers several scholarship options. Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has merit-based scholarships available for you.
Army ROTC scholarships include two-, three- and four-year options. Full-tuition scholarships are available with an option to qualify for room and board. Additional scholarships for living expenses can also provide a monthly living allowance for each school year.
Get more information on Army ROTC scholarships on the Saint Louis Army ROTC website.
Air Force ROTC offers a myriad of opportunities for college students. Air Force ROTC cadets learn the core values of the U.S. Air Force: "Integrity," "Service Before Self" and "Excellence In All We Do."
Saint Louis Air Force ROTC program is comprised of several local colleges and universities and includes dozens of SLU students. A typical Air Force ROTC cadet can expect to spend around 10 hours a week in training, leadership classes and meetings.
Air Force ROTC offers a wide variety of ways to help you get the money you need for school. Air Force ROTC scholarships give you an opportunity to help cover the cost of tuition, text books, lab fees and up to $500 in spending cash per academic month. Get more information on Air Force ROTC scholarships on the Air Force ROTC website.