Four recipients were surprised with U.S. Army Minutemen Scholarships on-field at the New York Jets Salute to Service themed game against the Buffalo Bills.
The recipients – Sad’e Webb, Faustina Afrim, Aakash Sood, and Chamiqua Loswijk – will have full tuition and fees covered at their prospective universities served by an Army (ROTC) program. These scholarship recipients also receive a yearly book allowance of $1,200 and a monthly stipend of $420 while attending school enrolled in the ROTC program. After graduation and commissioning, scholarship recipients are guaranteed placement in the Army Reserve.
Webb will attend St. John’s University, and Afrim will attend SUNY Stony Brook or Binghamton. Both will be placed in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Sood and Loswijk will be placed in the U.S. Army National Guard. Sood will attend Rutgers University, while Loswijk will attend CUNY York College.
All scholarship recipients met baseline requirements (including U.S. citizenship, an acceptance letter to a college or university with an ROTC program, etc.) and went through an extensive interview process. To date, the U.S. Army has given over $70 million in scholarships.
About U.S. Minutemen Scholarship
The Minuteman is a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship that provides full in-state tuition and fees, or up to $10,000 room and board between 2-4 years for eligible candidates. The Minuteman scholarship guarantees the candidate will commission into the USAR upon graduation with an eight-year service obligation.
The Minuteman campaign offers two types of 4-year scholarships.
· 4-year scholarship may only be awarded to incoming college freshmen attending a host ROTC program or a public university at resident rates.
· 3-year awarded to an incoming college sophomore that pays the last 3 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract.
· 2-year awarded to an incoming college junior or graduate student that pays the last 2 years of benefits provided the applicant successfully meets the requirements to contract.
Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend of $420, and a yearly book allowance of $1,200. In addition, Minuteman recipients participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program, which gives them experience with an Army Reserve unit while earning additional money for their service.
To find a program at a college or university, go to goarmy.com/rotc. For questions concerning the Minuteman Campaign, email USARMY Ft Knox USACC List Army Reserve ROTC Scholarships GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign manager or call 502-624-7695
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