Riverside Excels at Helping Graduates Secure rotc scholarships

The Military offers some unique educational opportunities for students who plan to pursue a college degree. These options — Service Academies, Senior Military Colleges, and Maritime Academies — offer world-class education and a deeper understanding of military culture. Most of these schools grant scholarship money in exchange for a period of service.

Senior Military Colleges (SMCs) offer a combination of higher education with military instruction, and they are among the most prestigious education institutions in the world. SMCs include Texas A&M University, Norwich University, The Virginia Military Institute, The Citadel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and the University of North Georgia. Every cadet must participate in the Reserve Officer Training Corps program, but only those cadets who receive an ROTC scholarship are required to enter military service following graduation.

Each year, the State of Georgia awards 42 outstanding high school seniors the Georgia Military Scholarship. It's a merit-based scholarship based on academic preparation for college, leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, and desire to serve in the Georgia Army National Guard. The four-year full scholarship pays for tuition, fees, uniforms, room, board, and books.

Recipients agree to attend the University of North Georgia (The Military College of Georgia), participate in the Corps of Cadets, graduate with a bachelor's degree, and enlist in the Georgia Army National Guard where they commission as lieutenants. More information about this scholarship may be viewed by clicking here.

RMA Class of 2015 graduates C/SFC Charles A. Nunez III and C/MAJ Alexei S. Joya are two of the scholarship recipients who are attending the University of North Georgia.

                       Charles A. Nunez, III, 15                             Alexei S. Joya, 15

The military program at the University of Tennessee predates that of any other state university in the country, and its Army ROTC program remains one of the finest in the country. Mike Land, '15, was a recipient of the Army ROTC scholarship, a four-year scholarship.

Mike Land, 15

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