ROTC at Florida Tech

ROTC at Florida Tech

Panther Battalion

Full Tuition Scholarships Available

The Army offers the opportunity to earn scholarships for all four-year undergraduate and two-year graduate degree programs offered at Florida Tech's campus in Melbourne, Florida. Eastern Florida State College students are eligible for all Army ROTC classes at Florida Tech as well.

Scholarships

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need. We have a number of scholarship opportunities to help pay your way through college:

  • National program (4- & 3- year scholarship)
  • Campus based program (3.5- to 2- year scholarship)
  • Lateral Entry 2- year program (w/ ROTC Basic Camp requirement)
  • Guaranteed Reserve Forces Program
  • Dedicated National Guard/Army Reserve Scholarship Program

If you are currently serving in the military and would like to pursue a college degree in pursuit of a commission, check out the Green to Gold program.

National ROTC Scholarship Program

The 4- and 3- year scholarship is intended for those college and high school students who have four years of undergraduate education remaining before graduation.

The scholarship covers full tuition, provides $1200/yr for books, and $420/mo of the school year in spending money. Florida Tech provides free room and board for ROTC scholarship students.

These scholarships are highly competitive and applicants who are accepted generally have cumulative GPA's greater than 3.5, test scores in the 24+ ACT and 1250+ SAT range. They are typically involved in multiple extra-curricular activities both in school and outside of school. A physically fit and academically well-rounded high school student should excel in this program.

If you are interested in learning more about or applying for a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship, please visit the Army ROTC Scholarships website.

Campus Based Scholarship Program

Campus based scholarships are awarded to enrolled ROTC cadets who compete for the opportuinty. They are based on college GPA, physical fitness scores, and demonstrated leadership abilities, in addition to all usual ROTC requirements. Cadets are interviewed and placed on an order of merit list for available funds, in ranges from 3.5- to 2- years worth of benefits.

The scholarship covers full tuition and fees, provides $1200/yr for books, and $420/mo of the school year in spending money, depending on the academic year of the student. Florida Tech provides free room and board for ROTC scholarship students.

Lateral Entry 2-Year Scholarship Program

The 2-year scholarship is intended for those students who have two years of undergraduate or graduate education remaining before graduation. Also, students applying for the 2-year scholarship must have either completed the ROTC Basic Course (MS I & MS II courses), 3- or 4- years of Junior ROTC, or they must have prior military service (basic training qulaified).

The scholarship covers full tuition and provides $1200/yr for books and a minimum of $420/mo of the school year in spending money. Florida Tech provides free room and board for ROTC scholarship students.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship

The Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship program (also known as GRFD) is designed for students/cadets with maximum 2 years remaining on their undergraduate or graduate degree and are interested in obtaining a commission in the United States Army National Guard or Reserves.

Interested students must be willing to enlist in the ARNG or USAR. If the student is currently enlisted in the ARNG or USAR, we will work with your current command to have you converted to a cadet status. Recipients of this scholarship must also agree to serve in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve after commissioning for a period of not less than eight years.

Dedicated National Guard/Army Reserve Scholarship

The Dedicated National Guard Scholarship program is designed for students/cadets with maximum 3 years remaining on their undergraduate or graduate degree and are interested in obtaining a commission in the United States Army National Guard (also known as the ARNG) or Army Reserve by allowing them to receive an early guarantee for such an assignment .