Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)


ROTC is an elective program that provides exceptional leadership training that is applicable to any career.

Benefits to enrolling in ROTC at Siena College

  • Free tuition, fees, room and board through ROTC scholarship
  • Develop leadership and management skills through specialized curriculum
  • Graduate as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army

ROTC Scholarships

Army ROTC scholarships help students pay their tuition while training to become an officer. Students may qualify for two, three and four-year scholarships based on future goals. Scholarship qualifications differ slightly, but all are very competitive.
In addition to the awarded scholarship, each recipient receives a flat rate of $1,200 annually for books, supplies and equipment, as well as up to $1,500 in tax-free spending funds. Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year; amounts vary ($300 - $500 per month) based on curriculum level.

For additional information on Siena’s ROTC program, contact or (518) 783-2477 or submit this Information Form.

There are two different tracks for a contracted scholarship student.

  1. 4 years active duty, followed by four years in reserve or inactive reserve
  2. 8 years reserve part-time (one weekend a month, two weeks a summer)

Admissions Requirements

  • GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Take Military Science course
  • Leadership lab
  • Physical training (3 times/week)

About the Mohawk Army ROTC

As the host institution for Army ROTC in the Capital Region, the Mohawk Army ROTC includes cross-enrolled students from more than 15 schools, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University at Albany. Over the past two decades, Siena College and the Mohawk Army ROTC have received numerous accolades, including the #1 large Army ROTC program in the Northeast.

ROTC Curriculum

ROTC is an elective curriculum that provides exceptional leadership training that is applicable to any career. In addition to Siena’s traditional liberal arts curriculum, ROTC students take specialized coursework that includes classes in military science, leadership and management. Students who complete the four-year program will be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.