Getting Started

High School Students

How to Join

Apply for regular admission to the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD) or the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

If accepted, register for the Freshman Army courses, ARMY106 in the Fall and ARMY105 in the Spring.

If accepted to UMGC, you must complete the Cross Enrollment Form to register for Army courses at UMD.

You incur no service obligation to the Army by registering for these classes.


2, 3, 4 Year Scholarships:


  • Full Tuition and fees OR Room and Board
  • Receive money for books annually
  • Monthly stipend while attending class
  • Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army upon graduation
  • Marketable leadership skills and experience


  • US Citizen
  • Between 17 and 26
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Minimum of 920 (math/verbal) on the SAT or 19 (excluding the required writing test scores) on the ACT
  • Meet physical fitness standards
  • Agree to accept a commission


  • Serve for four years on Active Duty or with the National Guard or Reserve.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty:

  • There are three GRFD scholarships; the GRFD-USAR (United States Army Reserve) 2 year scholarship, the GRFD-ARNG(Army National Guard) 2 year scholarship, and the Dedicated ARNG 3 year scholarship
  • A Dedicated ARNG scholarship recipient must commission in the Army National Guard
  • You must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
  • You cannot receive both a campus based scholarship and a GRFD scholarship
  • If you have completed basic training you can use Montgomery GI Bill benefits