As a Top College & University for Military Advanced Education and Transition, Military Friendly® School, and the first Purple Heart University in Washington, we are proud to offer ROTC students the opportunity to study in a supportive and military-friendly environment. Pacific Lutheran University is the host college for Army ROTC in the Puget Sound region, with students cross-enrolling to participate in military science classes and PT.

ROTC program highlights

  • Robust scholarship opportunities (up to 100% of tuition and fees)
  • Supportive on-campus environment with numerous former military members among faculty, students, and staff
  • Numerous military-affiliated clubs on campus (Veteran's Club, etc.)
  • Veteran's Center for support and camaraderie
  • Cross-enrollment at PLU and UW (you do not need to apply to PLU or UW) for military science courses

Army ROTC Scholarship

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  • Covers 100% of tuition and fees
  • $1200 book allowance
  • Includes free room and board to all ROTC scholarship cadets
  • Monthly stipend
    • First-year: $300
    • Sophomore: $350
    • Juniors: $450
    • Seniors: $500

Application process

  1. Create a GO ARMY account
  2. Complete the four-year Army ROTC Scholarship application

America's Service Heroes Scholarship

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Spc. Nazario I. Ramirez

2019 America's Service Heroes Scholarship recipient

Spc. Nazario I. Ramirez, a member of the U.S. Army for more than two years, has been chosen by Saint Martin’s University as its 11th recipient of the America's Service Heroes Scholarship. The award was announced Nov. 2 at Saint Martin’s Gala 2019, a major fundraising event for University student scholarships.

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Saint story

Saint Martin's ROTC student James Hale

"The professors at Saint Martin's are great. They are very facilitative when working with me and my various ROTC commitments. It's a great place to grow and learn leadership skills and get a degree while also having a guaranteed job in the Army afterwards. We do PT three days a week, do a lab every other week and then go to class one to two times a week depending on what year you are in. There are also a lot of other opportunity to get involved like Color Guard, Ranger Challenge and lots of community events. " - James Hale

First Purple Heart University in Washington

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The Military Order of the Purple Heart designated Saint Martin’s the first Purple Heart university or college in Washington state. The designation is in recognition of Saint Martin’s history of supporting veterans and their families. 

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Top College & University for Military

Top College & University for Military

Top College & University for Military

Saint Martin's University has been recognized by Military Advanced Education & Transition as one of the top schools for military personnel and their families. Saint Martin's takes pride in supporting our military learners, as evidenced by our strong relationship with JBLM.

2019-2020 Military Friendly® School

Gold seal for 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School

Saint Martin's University is honored to rank ninth in the nation among private, non-doctoral-granting institutions for Military Friendly® Schools in 2019-2020.

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