Your Commitment

Students who receive a scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of service with the Army, in any of the different branches of service.

A 4-year scholarship winner will graduate college and serve 4 years in an Active Duty component and then 4 years in Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.

For more information on service with the Army National Guard or Army Reserve, click here.

It's an experience that you can't get anywhere else, and your leadership skills will be challenged every day. Contact your campus Military Science department for more details on your Army ROTC service commitment.

Students who enroll in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you have received an ROTC Scholarship. They may proceed with the remainder of the program if they choose to join the Army and meet ROTC standards. offers 5 biannual scholarships of $1,500 to individuals who fulfill various military commitments, including membership in an ROTC program. For more information or to apply for the scholarship, click here.


University News
February 8, 2016
Drake University student publications The Times-Delphic, Urban Plains and Drake Magazine won a total of 25 awards, including nine first-place honors, in the Iowa College Media Association contest on February 5.