Army Offers $5,000 Bonus to Sophomores

Published on January 26, 2018

Attention, EKU sophomores:

The U.S. Army is looking for the best and brightest college students in the country to lead America’s soldiers as they conduct operations around the world from relief efforts in Puerto Rico to combat operations in the Middle East and is offering a limited opportunity to current college sophomores who have the physical stamina and mental agility to lead America’s Army tomorrow and into the future.

A newly established $5,000 bonus will be awarded to current college sophomores who can pass the challenge of attending cadet basic training and accept the mission to lead the finest soldiers in the world.

“We’re looking for high quality college sophomores to join ROTC and attend basic camp here at Fort Knox this summer,” said Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Hughes, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command. For those who successfully complete basic camp, Cadet Command wants to contract them and pay the $5,000 signing bonus.  

Upon graduation, cadets who have successfully completed the military science requirements will receive a position as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. The cadet may elect to be part of the Regular Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

The wide range of jobs and occupations within the Army requires it to recruit officers from all degree fields. The Army also realizes the need for a diverse talent pool to lead soldiers and defend America’s national interests.

Those interested should contact the Army ROTC at EKU ( or 859-622-1205) for further details. They can also go to or text “ROTCBONUS” to 462769 on any smart device.