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2020-2021 Scholarship Programs


Professors of Military Science, 
Thank each of you individually and collectively for all you do for your respective ROTC Programs, your college/university campuses and, more importantly, America's sons and daughters who benefit from your leadership and experience.
We ask you to encourage your top cadets to compete for one of our two awards/scholarships, LTG Edward Honor Leadership Award and the BG Roscoe Cartwright Award. 
The purpose of the ROCKS, Inc. National Board Headquarters scholarships is to provide recognition and inspiration to deserving ROTC cadets who lead and display good character by example; and who aspire to enter the military as commissioned officers.


Each year the National Board of ROCKS, Inc. holds an annual scholarship board; identifies quality Army ROTC cadets who have been nominated by their Professor of Military of Science; and awards scholarships to deserving cadets who display high caliber leadership attributes and extraordinary character.


The details for the submission of the application packets are contained in the attachments.  Your personal letter of recommendation is a very important factor in our decision.  Our scholarship board asks that you provide your personal touch to this document.  Each application packet will include the following:
The completed application:
          --  A single spaced paper on any topic related to leadership, mentorship, or professional development BG Cartwright Award (MS I, MS II, and MS III Cadets ), and a one and a half page paper single spaced for the LTG Honor Award *MS IV Cadets).

          --  A one-page letter of recommendation from their Professor of Military Science only.  The Professor of Military Science must write and endorse the letter.

          --  A clear waist up or full length photograph in Military Service Uniform (ASU) with jacket or ACU/OCP.
Please submit applications in PDF format by email to  Again applications are due to the ROCKS by
Monday, 21 December 2020.
If you have any questions, please call 301.423.5500 or email and

COLONEL Michael McLendon
Vice President, ROTC Programs

National Board of the ROCKS, Inc.


NATL-Ltr-Scholarship Information for PMSs

NATL ROCKS Cartwright Scholarship Application

NATL ROCKS Honor Scholarship Application

Army ROTC Scholarship Information 2021-2022

ROTC Scholarship Information Slides

NATL ROCKS R. C. Cartwright Scholarship Recipients

NATL ROCKS LTG Edward Honor Leadership Award Recipients