The National Sojourners ROTC Program was adopted at the 1970 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Originally, it was authorized for the Army Senior ROTC Program, but it has since been expanded to include all ROTC Programs. Appropriate regulations of the various Services have been published which establish the criteria for the National Sojourners Award.

The National Sojourners’ ROTC Awards program support the Purposes of National Sojourners “for developing true Patriotism and Americanism throughout the Nation“ and “furthering the military needs of the National Defense“. It has been enthusiastically received and supported by the members of National Sojourners ever since its inception.