Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship

 This scholarship commits one to join the Reserve Components, either the National Guard or Army Reserves (duty for one weekend a month / two weeks a year).

Duration of Scholarship:

Maximum of 2 years, minimum of 1 year.


Student must be in the SMP program (either National Guard or Army Reserves) and attend training for one weekend a month and two weeks a year (usually over the summer).


8 Years in the Reserve Components (one weekend a month / two weeks a year).


Have and maintain a 2.5 college GPA.


Not during college. After you graduate you will be deployable.


Either full tuition and fees or room and board (up to $10,000 if you live on campus and up to $7,800 if you live off campus).


$1200 per year ($450 per semester).


  • $300 per month for freshmen
  • $350 per month for sophomores
  • $450 per month for juniors
  • $500 per month for seniors

Drill Pay:

You will be paid as an E5 at drill and Annual Training ($247 per weekend).


Can be used with the HOPE and other scholarships. Can be used with all chapters of the GI Bill. Cannot be converted to a Regular ROTC scholarship. 

Year Type Tuition Books Stipend Drill Pay Total
Junior Out of State $20,726.00 $1,200.00 $4,050.00 $2,966.00 $28,942.00
Junior GA Resident $7,800.00 $1,200.00 $4,050.00 $2,966.00 $16,016.00
Senior Out of State $20,726.00 $1,200.00 $4,500.00 $2,966.00 $29,392.00
Senior GA Resident $7,800.00 $1,200.00 $4,500.00 $2,966.00 $16,466.00

Difference in Salary over 3 years on active duty (with 2 years Time in Service): $13,746