Military Science (ROTC)

Scholarship Selection Criteria

Criteria for High School Seniors

Criteria for Current College Students

Recipient Obligations

 


For High School Seniors

Results of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).  

  • Minimum SAT of 1000 (composite of Verbal and Math) or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 19 to qualify for competition.  If you take both the SAT and ACT, please furnish the results of both test to this office - your best score will be used.

High school academic standing

  • INCLUDE your class size and rank.
  • High school GPA of 2.5 or higher

Citizenship

  • You must be a United States citizen or naturalized

Extracurricular participation

  • Athletic activities and leadership positions held.  
  • If you have held part-time jobs during the school year and do not have the time for extensive participation in sports and extracurricular activities, you will be given credit based on the number of hours you worked per week.

Fitness

  • Able to pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)*
  • Medically qualified through United States Department of Defense *

Personal interview

  • It is very important that you apply to the schools you list on your application.
  • Your information will only be given to the Professor of Military Science (PMS) at the schools you have listed if you become an interviewee. 
  • The PMS will then contact you for an interview.

* We will administer your APFT and pay for your physical examination to verify medical qualification.

 

Fulfill Required Obligations (shown below)

 

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For Current College Students

You Must:

~ Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or Higher
~ have applied to/Accepted at Florida Tech
~ be a United States citizen or naturalized
~ be able to pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)*
~ be medically qualified through United States Department of Defense *
~ complete a personal interview (It is very important that you apply to the schools you list on your application)

~ Fulfill Required Obligations (shown below)

Your information will only be given to the Professor of Military Science (PMS) at the schools you have listed if you become an interviewee. 
The PMS will then contact you for an interview.

* We will administer your APFT and pay for your physical examination to verify medical qualification.

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Your Obligations

You must:

  • Sign a Cadet contract with the Secretary of the Army to become a Senior Army ROTC Cadet.  If you are 17 years of age when you enroll, your parents or guardian must also sign this contract.  If you are 18 or older, only your signature is required.  This contract contains a requirement to repay the United States Government for all financial aid received by either serving in the U.S. Army or monetary repayment if you cannot fulfill the service obligation. 

If after you begin your sophomore year, you fail to comply with the term of the contract.  This repayment may be monetary or in the form of enlisted service.  The choice rests with the Army and not the scholarship cadet.

  • Pursue the academic discipline (if applicable) identified in the letter that notifies you of your selection as a scholarship recipient.  If you have indicated engineering, you must attend the accredited engineering school listed in your announcement letter.  As a nurse scholarship recipient, you must attend the Partnership in Nursing Education School named in your announcement letter.
  • Attend the 6-week ROTC Advanced Camp normally between your Junior and Senior years of college.
  • Accept a commission to serve on active duty or reserve duty (Army Reserve, or Army National Guard) upon completion of the required academic and ROTC courses.
  • Serve in the military for a period of 8 years. This may be fulfilled by:

1. Active Duty
Serving on active duty, if selected, for 4 years followed by service in the Active Army, Army National Guard (ARNG), United States Army Reserve (USAR), or the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) for the remainder of the 8-year obligation. The choice being yours.

--OR--

2. Reserves
Serving 8 years in an ARNG or USAR Unit, will include a 3 to 6 month active duty period for initial Officer Basic Training.

 

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