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As a High School Student

How to Join

  • Apply for regular admission to the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD) or the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).
  • If accepted, register for the Freshman Army courses, ARMY106 in the Fall and ARMY105 in the Spring.
  • If accepted to UMGC, you must complete the Cross Enrollment Form to register for Army courses at UMD.
  • You incur no service obligation to the Army by registering for these classes.


2, 3, and 4-Year Scholarships are available.

grad cap iconBenefits:

  • Full Tuition and fees OR Room and Board
  • Receive money for books annually
  • Monthly stipend while attending class
  • Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army upon graduation
  • Marketable leadership skills and experience


  • US Citizen
  • Between 17 and 26
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Minimum of 920 (math/verbal) on the SAT or 19 (excluding the required writing test scores) on the ACT
  • Meet physical fitness standards
  • Agree to accept a commission


  • Serve for four years on Active Duty or with the National Guard or Reserve.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty:

  • There are three GRFD scholarships; the GRFD-USAR (United States Army Reserve) 2 year scholarship, the GRFD-ARNG(Army National Guard) 2 year scholarship, and the Dedicated ARNG 3 year scholarship
  • A Dedicated ARNG scholarship recipient must commission in the Army National Guard
  • You must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
  • You cannot receive both a campus based scholarship and a GRFD scholarship
  • If you have completed basic training you can use Montgomery GI Bill benefits
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