ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps)

Washington State University trains the best and the brightest to be future officers in the US Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.

Build your inner strength

Jump into in a challenging leadership program—gain leadership experience and skills that will serve you all your life.

  • Become a member of the Ranger Challenge team, Color Guard, Air Rifle competition team, or the WSU 100K team.

  • Build a solid academic foundation.

  • Get hands-on field experience and rigorous physical training.

ROTC programs at WSU

ROTC programs can work together with any of the University's 200+ majors and minors.

Meet these requirements to join WSU ROTC:

  • U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident

  • Between 17 and 30 years old

  • 2.5 or better high school or transfer GPA

  • Meet medical qualification standards

  • No civil convictions without approved waiver



As an ROTC Scholarship recipient you receive:

  • Full tuition or room/board (depending on degree sought)

  • $1200 a year for books

  • Monthly stipend, depending on level in the Army ROTC curriculum: 1st year: $300; 2nd year: $350; 3rd year: $450; 4th year: $500

  • All mandatory lab fees paid

Contact the WSU Department of Military Science Department at 509-335-2591 for additional information.

Air Force ROTC

For information on Air Force ROTC opportunities, please contact the AFROTC office at 509-335-5598.


Students participating in NROTC can receive scholarships covering tuition and fees, money for books, and a $250 per month stipend that will increase $50/year up to $400 per month for your senior year.

Contact the UI/WSU Navy ROTC office at 1-888-884-3246 (ext. 6333) for more information.

Washington National Guard Scholarship

Members of the Washington National Guard may be eligible for a tuition waiver for as much as $500 per year. Contact the WSU Department of Military Science at 509-335-2591 for more information.


Contact us

CPT Garry Nestler
Department of Military Science, 405 Avery Hall
Fax: 509-335-3523

Mailing address:
PO Box 645040
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5040