Florida State College at Jacksonville students interested in a commission as an officer in the United States Army may enroll in the basic Army ROTC College program at the University of North Florida. Students will be enrolled as Military Science Leadership students, college program students, or Army ROTC scholarship students based on the program in which they are accepted. Students who successfully complete the basic course are eligible to enter the advanced program at any university that offers Army ROTC. Students in the basic course may also be eligible for selection to the Army ROTC scholarship program. For information on the Army ROTC scholarship program visit unf.edu/catalog/degrees/rotc/Army_ROTC/ or contact the Army ROTC office at University of North Florida, Heather Furey at (904) 620-3999.
Financial Benefits for Students
UNF Army ROTC offers several opportunities for scholarships with full tuition/fees (or room and board up to $10,000 per year). As a high school senior, students may compete for a 4-year scholarship at a national level. Please go to the application link at http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html to apply. Applications should be completed and submitted on-line no later than January 10th of a student’s senior year. It is recommended that students apply as soon as they receive their ACT/SAT results. The sooner the better. Once on the campus as a UNF student, cadets meeting the academic and physical standards may apply for a 3-year or 2-year Army ROTC Campus Based Scholarship. Each pays full tuition, $1,200 / year for books, plus a monthly stipend for living expenses. The monthly spending stipend is paid only during the ten months during spring and fall when school is in session. Freshmen receive $300/month, sophomores $350/month, juniors $450/month, and seniors receive $500/month. UNF Army ROTC Cadets may also choose to serve in the Army Reserve or National Guard “Simultaneous Membership Program” (SMP). As an SMP participant, the cadet is paid the rank of SGT in the Army Reserve or Florida National Guard unit and holds the duties and responsibilities of an officer.
Obligation to the U.S. Army
Enrolling in the ROTC Basic Course (the first two years of college) does not obligate you to serve unless you receive a scholarship. If you received a four-year ROTC scholarship, you must agree to serve eight total years upon graduation - four years full-time as an Army Officer after you graduate and then either extend your contract for four more years or serve four more years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) where you’ll return to civilian life but need to be ready to help in a national emergency. If you received a three-year or two-year ROTC scholarship, you must agree to serve four years full-time as Army Officer after you graduate. Some cadets request full-time active duty assignments and serve initial tours of 3-4 years. Others elect to serve as part-time Army Reserve or National Guard Officers for 6-8 years while they pursue their civilian careers or advanced academic degrees.
What Else Does the Army ROTC Offer?
As an Army ROTC cadet, students have numerous opportunities to perfect leadership and military skills, which will serve them in the military and in the civilian world. During the school year, cadets participate in one weekend field training exercise or “FTX”. The FTX involves small-group leadership challenges and adventure activities. After the junior year, cadets participate in a five-week summer leadership camp (Advanced Camp), followed by paid internship opportunities (CTLT) at Army posts in the U.S., Germany, and Korea. Many cadets also have summer opportunities for advanced military training schools such as Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain & Northern Warfare schools. Cadets also annually send a competitive team to the Army Ten Miller in Washington D.C. Cadet social activities include an annual Military Ball along with gatherings at local restaurants, and an end of semester barbecue and award ceremony.
How Can the Army ROTC Benefit Students?
Army ROTC will help you be successful during college and after graduation. You will gain the confidence and self-discipline necessary to succeed in college and impress employers when you graduate. As you progress, you will gain skills and experiences in leading activities, setting goals, managing people and resources, and making decisions in demanding circumstances. Additionally, you will earn opportunities for service-to-country as an officer, full-time on active duty or part-time as you pursue a civilian career.
Florida State College at Jacksonville students interested in a commission as an officer in the United States Army may enroll in the basic Army ROTC College program at the University of North Florida. Students will be enrolled as Military Science Leadership students, college program students, or Army ROTC scholarship students based on the program in which they are accepted.
Students who successfully complete the basic course are eligible to enter the advanced program at any university that offers Army ROTC. Students in the basic course may also be eligible for selection to the Army ROTC scholarship program.
For information on the Army ROTC scholarship program contact the FSCJ Director for Military & Veteran Services (904-633-5980).
March 1st and November 1st. Also, once cadets are on campus, two-year and three-year scholarships become available. Students apply by November 15th and selections are made continuously through May 15. Four-year scholarship applications must be requested between
Need More Contact Information?
The Army ROTC office at University of North Florida the UNF Army ROTC is located in Building 9, Schultz Hall, Suite 1129. Contact UNF ARMY ROTC at (904) 620-5711.
Army ROTC Courses
The below list of Military Science and Leadership (MSL-prefix) courses are needed for Army ROTC. Please note that each course is accompanied by a non-credit physical fitness lab.
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