At Florida Southern, the award of an Army ROTC scholarship could be the means to 100% payment of your educational costs. Your ROTC scholarship pays for tuition and fees, and provides a specified amount for books, supplies, and equipment. Along with Room & Board, each scholarship also includes a monthly stipend of $300 to $500.
What We Look For
Due to the competitive nature of scholarships, successful applicants will have a strong foundation in the following areas:
Successful applicants must not only have a good GPA, but also demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and abilities to do college-level coursework. This is best exemplified by Advanced Placement classes, IB classes, dual-enrollment, etc.
Due to the physical nature of what we do, applicants who have or are currently participating in some organized athletic program will be more competitive for a scholarship. Not only does participation in sports require a certain level of physical fitness, but sports also enhances the qualities of teamwork and leadership that are so important in the Army.
Army ROTC is a leadership development program, thus those who have proven leadership abilities and potential will be more competitive. We look for elected and appointed leadership roles in school, community, church and civic groups, athletics, and military organizations.
Life After College
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the army. You will attend the Officer's Basic Course (OBC) of your selected branch. After completion of OBC, most 2LTs become platoon leaders. A typical platoon has about 30 soldiers and will have about $5 million of equipment assigned to it. As the platoon leader, you are responsible for these soldiers and the maintenance and accountability of the equipment. It's a level of responsibility that most corporations will not entrust to a new college graduate. But with the training you receive in ROTC and your Officer Basic Course, you'll be ready for the challenge.
As you enter the army as a 2LT, you will receive salary as an O-1 with less than two years of service. Medical and dental coverage is free for you and at an extremely low rate for any dependents. You will get 30 days paid vacation, along with the chance to travel around the world. All of this is in addition to the leadership experience you will gain throughout your career.
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Cadre & Staff
“The Army defines Leadership as the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization."
- ADRP 6-22, Chapter1-1, Army Leadership
The Moccasin Battalion has highly qualified and experienced professionals who ensure our Cadets are well trained to become Army officers and leaders in our government, businesses, and communities. This phenomenal team is committed to the success of our Cadets. We are focused. We train to standard, execute as a team, and are proud of who we are and what we represent – an outstanding Cadet battalion. GO MOCS!