Widener University offers generous incentives to augment the value of awarded Army ROTC Scholarships.

All Army ROTC Scholarships pay up to 100% tuition and general fees. ROTC scholarships include an annual tax-free book allowance of $1,200 and a tax-free monthly stipend of $300, $350, $450, or $500 - based on academic level - for every month that school is in session. All Widener University Army ROTC Scholarship winners receive FREE ROOM AND BOARD (basic double room and 19-meal plan).

University incentives are contingent upon filing a federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For additional information about FAFSA requirements, review our Financial Services page

Nursing Students

Our School of Nursing is one of the most respected in the metropolitan area. Coupled with the 8:1 student to faculty ratio, it is an excellent choice for those in the ROTC. Traditionally, Widener's ROTC program is among the top producers of Army Nurse Corps lieutenants.

Freedom Battalion

The Freedom Battalion traces its roots back through the Pioneer Battalion and the Pennsylvania Military College.  We are made up of students from eight diverse institutions in the greater Philadelphia area:

  • Cheyney University
  • Penn State University-Brandywine
  • Neumann University
  • Immaculata University 

Students at these schools may enroll in military wcience classes at their respective institutions and train with the Freedom Battalion. Classes are currently being offered on campus at Widener, Villanova, Penn State-Abington and West Chester.