Leadership training available

Grambling State University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program sends college students to the Leader’s Training Course (LTC) every summer at Fort Knox, Ky., in order to strengthen their leadership ability and place them in a position to earn a commission as a second lieutenant. It also makes participants eligible to receive a two-year scholarship for college.

It’s a course that produces several benefits, such as allowance, adventurous leadership experience, decision-making, and an Army leadership opportunity for students interested in becoming a commissioned second lieutenant.

LTC does not require any obligation for a student to serve in the military upon completion of the program. It gives students the ability to try the Army’s leadership training as an officer, without any commitment.

If a student elects to contract into the Army ROTC program in order to receive a commission as a second lieutenant, he or she will receive a $5,000 bonus, and if they have a 2.5 grade-point average or higher, they will receive a two-year LTC scholarship.

The LTC scholarship covers full tuition, $1,200 a year for book money, and a monthly allowance of $450 for juniors and $500 for seniors.

LTC affords those who successfully complete training an opportunity to gain six college credits on their transcript as a leadership course, and it enables students to add the leadership training to their resume.

For information about the leadership program, call (318) 274-3324.