If selected as an ROTC scholarship at Marion Military Institute, the recipient must:
a. Enlist in a reserve component of the Army for a period of eight years as prescribed by the Secretary of the Army.
b. Contract, with the consent of your parent or guardian if you are a minor (17 years old), with the Secretary of the Army to serve for the period required by the program.
c. Agree in writing that you will accept an appointment, if offered, as a commissioned officer in the Army Reserve or the Army National Guard of the United States; and that you will serve in such reserve component for not less than eight years, as required by Section 2107, Title 10, U.S. Code.
d. Become a member of the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), which permits simultaneous membership in both the Senior ROTC program, and US Army Reserve/Army National Guard.
e. Transfer to a four-year baccalaureate degree granting institution, which offers Army ROTC for the completion of your baccalaureate degree upon completion of the MJC, and receiving a commission in the U.S. Army. You will be given a delay from entry on Active Duty or Active Duty for Training of up to 36 months to complete your degree requirements. If you fail to complete your baccalaureate degree in the allocated timeframe, you will be in breach of your scholarship contract and subject to call to active duty or monetary recoupment. During your delay, the PMS at the 4-year school will exercise administrative control over you and monitor your physical fitness, maintenance of weight standard, personal conduct and academic progress. Cadets who fail to abide by the terms of their scholarship contract, or who complete the course and decline to accept a commission, if offered, may be ordered to active duty by The Secretary of the Army to serve in an enlisted grade for such period of time as The Secretary of the Army may prescribe, but not more than 4 years. All scholarship cadets incur a payback obligation for educational expenses paid by the Army in the event they fail to complete their obligated tour of duty.
f. Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) with a score of 60 points in each event for a total score of 180 or higher before fully qualifying for the scholarship and payment of benefits. If attending Leader’s Training Course (LTC), this must be accomplished at this course.