MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ More freshmen in the ROTC program at Kansas State University will be on scholarship this fall, thanks to increased funding.
Lt. Col. George Belin, head of Kansas State's military science department, said 41 students will be on full four-year scholarships, up from the original allotment of 18.
Nationally, the Army Cadet Command is seeking to graduate 25 percent more second lieutenants, increasing the number of scholarships accordingly.
Belin said adding to the program is its location near Fort Riley, where students can train and learn from soldiers and officers in the Army.
This year, 24 second lieutenants graduated and got their commissions at Kansas State.
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