Meredith, Lieutenant Colonel, Professor of
ROTC (Reserve Officer's Training Corps) is a four- or two-year course of study,
open to men and women, who are interested in exploring the possibility of
earning a commission as an army officer during their college years and may be
taken by students concurrently with their regular work. Credits earned in
Military Science are counted as elective hours and may be applied toward hours
required to fulfill the graduate requirements for any degree.
Students enrolled in the Advanced Course receive a grant of $2,000 per
school year. Uniforms, books, and equipment for all courses are provided by the
Army. Freshmen and sophomores may compete for ROTC scholarships that include all
academic fees, tuition, books, supplies and equipment, plus a grant of up to
Hampden-Sydney students are encouraged to enroll in military science
classes and are also eligible for scholarships.
The Military Science program is divided into two phases: the Basic
Course, 100-200 level classes and the Advanced Course 300-400 level classes.
Students enrolled in the Basic Course do not incur any military obligation and
are not required to take the Advanced Course. The 100 and 200 level courses
offered during the freshman and sophomore years serve two purposes: (1) they
allow students to determine whether serving their country as Army officers will
support their goals without making a military commitment, and (2) successful
completion of these courses (if otherwise qualified) allows the student to enter
the Advanced ROTC Program. Upon enrollment in the Advanced ROTC Program, the
student must make a commitment to serve in the Army, and will receive a $4,000
grant paid during his/her enrollment in the Advanced ROTC Program. The student
is commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, U.S. Reserves, or the
National Guard upon completing the Advanced ROTC Program and the requirements
for graduation. Credit hours earned in any ROTC course apply toward the general
elective credits required for graduation.
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