Crown College, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, has established an agreement allowing our students to participate in the University of Minnesota Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. This affiliation affords them the opportunity to receive a commission in the United States Army. Students can earn a Military Science minor; these courses may be applied to Crown College graduation requirements.
Students may be eligible to participate in some of the programs that are offered while attending Crown College. These programs are set up specifically with Crown College students in mind.
- The Army will pay you while you attend your military training. The training is scheduled during the summer months so you don’t have to take a break in your formal Crown College curriculum.
- You can take military science classes while you are attending Crown College and get paid for it.
- You can become an officer in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
Here is a short explanation of some of the programs that Crown College and its affiliation with the University of Minnesota can offer students.
1- Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
This program allows you to join either the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve and attend ROTC, military science classes at the same time. You will attend the monthly weekend assemblies and get paid for your participation while receiving additional financial assistance as a participant in the military science classes. Benefits for this program include a tuition scholarship, a monthly drill pay (E-5), and a monthly allowance.
2- ROTC Scholarship
Limited scholarships are available through national or regional selection systems. As a high school senior you may compete for four-year scholarships (tuition costs, instructional fees, allotment for textbook expenses, and a monthly subsistence allowance). Completed applications must be submitted no later than November 15.
If you do not earn one of the above scholarships, you may apply during your freshman or sophomore year for a 2 or 3 year scholarship. ROTC Scholarships at the U of MN are competitive. So you need demonstrated leadership qualities, exceptional physical fitness, and high academic aptitude. If awarded, a scholarship would cover 2 or 3 years of tuition, a book stipend, and a monthly allowance.
Non- scholarships students may still be eligible for financial support. Generally you can contract (commit to Army service after graduation) during your junior year which will then start a monthly allowance and a textbook stipend.
To learn more about Crown ROTC, or for specific questions, including registration questions, please contact Brad Nelson: