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Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship
This scholarship commits one to join the Reserve Components, either the National Guard or Army Reserves (duty for one weekend a month / two weeks a year).

Duration of scholarship: 
maximum of 2 years, minimum of 1 year

Student must be in the SMP program (either National Guard or Army Reserves) and attend training for one weekend a month and two weeks a year (usually over the summer)

8 Years in the Reserve Components (one weekend a month / two weeks a year)

have and maintain a 2.5 college GPA

Not during college. After you graduate you will be deployable.

Either full tuition and fees or room and board (up to $10,000 if you live on campus and up to $7,800 if you live off campus)

$1200 per year ($450 per semester)


  • $300 per month for freshmen
  • $350 per month for sophomores
  • $450 per month for juniors
  • $500 per month for seniors

Drill Pay: 
You will be paid as an E5 at drill and Annual Training ($247 per weekend)

Can be used with the HOPE and other scholarships. Can be used with all chapters of the GI Bill. Cannot be converted to a Regular ROTC scholarship.

Year Type Tuition Books Stipend Drill Pay Total
Junior Out of State $20,726.00 $1,200.00 $4,050.00 $2,966.00 $28,942.00
Junior GA Resident $7,800.00 $1,200.00 $4,050.00 $2,966.00 $16,016.00
Senior Out of State $20,726.00 $1,200.00 $4,500.00 $2,966.00 $29,392.00
Senior GA Resident $7,800.00 $1,200.00 $4,500.00 $2,966.00 $16,466.00

Difference in Salary over 3 years on active duty (with 2 years Time in Service): $13,746

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