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:
ROTC Cadets must not only maintain a good GPA, but also demonstrate the ability to be a critical thinking, adaptive leader within today’s Army. Specifically, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees are sought after by Cadet Command because they display Cadets who challenge themselves mentally in the classroom and beyond. FSC Cadets need to develop the fine balance course workload and extra-curricular activities.
Due to the physical nature of what the Army does, 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 fitness, but sports enhances the qualities of team work and leadership that make our Army great. Our program has many athletes across numerous teams within the College, and we regularly participate in multiple intramurals under the Moccasin Battalion banner.
ROTC at Florida Southern will enhance your college experience by providing training that will make you motivated, confident and ready to lead. You will develop confidence, self-esteem, motivation and leadership skills that you need regardless of your career plans. Whether you are a career military officer or a business executive, these skills will benefit you and put you on the fast track of life.
Life After College
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the Active Army, Army National Guard, or the Army Reserves. You will attend the Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) of your selected branch.
After BOLC, most Lieutenants 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 BOLC, 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 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!