The GRFD scholarship is available to those cadets participating in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) between AUM Army ROTC and a Reserve/Guard unit. GRFD recipients are funded each year at full tuition and receive $1,200 for books. They are given an ROTC allowance for 10 months of the year at $420 per month during their junior year and $500 per month during their senior year. As a member of the Guard or Reserves, they will also receive drill pay. Those cadets who accept the GRFD Scholarship are locked into the Guard or Reserves upon commissioning.
About the Scholarship
Academic Plan of Study: If you are receiving VA benefits, you are required to provide the Veteran Services Office with an Academic Plan of Study checksheet. Your academic advisor will provide this form and work with you in developing your plan. Once you have completed all necessary forms, it takes 6-8 weeks for the Veterans Administration’s Regional Office (VARO) to finish processing your claim.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy: As a VA benefit recipient, you are required to make satisfactory academic progress by maintaining a minimum overall 2.0 GPA on hours attempted at AUM. This measure generally becomes effective when you have attempted 24 hours at AUM. If you fail to maintain the required GPA, you will have your VA benefits terminated.
Registration Cancellation Policy: The AUM Registration Cancellation Policy requires that you pay tuition and fees by the registration cancellation deadline. We will permit re-registration only if you make payments or payment arrangements at the time of registration. If you are awarded financial aid for the semester at issue, you will not be subject to cancellation for that portion of fees covered by financial aid. However, veteran benefits, other than Chapter 31 VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Post 9/11 Chapter 33, are not considered financial aid for this payment policy, so you are encouraged to make payments or payment arrangements to prevent course cancellation.