NSU ROTC: The RiverHawk Battalion


Welcome to the Northeastern State University Army ROTC Department. The Army ROTC program at NSU is both challenging and rewarding. There's no commitment required to join; you can try it out during your Freshman and Sophomore years and gain some valuable leadership skills at the same time. But if you're ready to commit to a challenging career, then an Army ROTC scholarship might be available for you. If you are a member of the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, or have prior military experience you may be able to take advantage of additional financial benefits in ROTC while you continue college. Contact us right away to see how you can become part of the Army ROTC program here at NSU.

leadership program

Learn the principles of leadership, management and problem solving, all of which will help you thrive as an Army officer and in a future work environment.


When you graduate, you will receive an officer commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army (Active Duty, Army National Guard or Army Reserve) and the opportunity to serve in the most powerful ground force in the world.


Build lifelong relationships with fellow ROTC members within the training environment, and participate in rewarding club activities.


All eligible NSU students have the opportunity to apply for an Army ROTC scholarship. You may be eligible for a 2 or 3 year scholarship based on time remaining to complete your degree. Benefits additionally include allowances for books and fees and a monthly Cadet stipend of $420 a month while in school.