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Scholarships, Eligibility, and Enrollment

It Pays to Be an NSU Army ROTC Cadet

NSU’s Army ROTC program targets and rewards the “Scholar-Athlete-Leader” (SAL) with a number of scholarship opportunities. We offer merit-based support and will work with you to identify the programs and scholarships you may be eligible for. View the sections below for more information.

Eligibility  

Participation in the NSU Army ROTC program is open to all students attending NSU, Broward College, or other specifically approved cross-enrolled schools. 

You must meet the general eligibility criteria listed below to enroll in the Army ROTC program Basic Course. Prescribed detailed standards are in several Army publications. These criteria are subject to periodic change. Please submit inquiries into eligibility based on individual circumstances to the NSU Army ROTC Cadre or Scholarship and Enrollment Officer.

Applicants must: 

  • Be a citizen of the United States. 
  • Be medically qualified. 
  • Satisfactorily explain any record of arrest or civil conviction (no felony convictions). 
  • Be enrolled in and attending a full-time course of instruction toward a baccalaureate or advanced degree in a recognized academic field of study. 
  • Be under 30 years of age at the time of commissioning.

You must meet the general eligibility criteria listed below to contract in the Army ROTC program Advanced Course. Prescribed detailed standards are in several Army publications. These criteria are subject to periodic change. Please submit inquiries into eligibility based on individual circumstances to the NSU Army ROTC Cadre or Scholarship and Enrollment Officer.

Applicants must: 

  • Satisfy the requirements of the Basic Course (Complete the ROTC Basic Course, attend Basic Camp, or receive placement credit based on JROTC or prior military training or service). 
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA. 
  • Satisfactorily complete an Army Physical Fitness Test. 
  • Satisfactorily complete the English Comprehension Level Test (applicable only to students who have English as a second language). 
  • Be of good moral character. 
  • Have the potential to become an effective Army Leader. 
  • Agree to accept a commission as an officer in the Regular Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve.

Enrollment

If you have two years remaining in a junior college or graduate school, you are eligible to enroll in Army ROTC.

This course is for college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years. To qualify, you must complete a challenging and motivating 28-day training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion of Basic Camp, graduates return to campus prepared to enter the advanced course. Talk to the Army ROTC Cadre or Scholarship and Enrollment Officer on campus.
The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience as Cadets serve as officer trainees in their units.  You can earn Army Reserve/National Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.

Enroll in NSU Army ROTC, the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides unparalleled leadership training for success in any career field. The U.S. Army offers a diverse array of jobs in more than 150 career fields. NSU’s Army ROTC program can help you find your perfect fit and turn your passion into a career.

If you’re interested in enrolling in NSU Army ROTC and you’re in college, you can speak to the Army ROTC Cadre or Scholarship and Enrollment Officer on campus about taking the Army ROTC basic elective course and the incentives available. There are opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year merit-based scholarships.


As a Cadet, you can participate in ROTC courses at various points in your college career. Discover the program option that's right for you by exploring our Military Science Curriculum.

Learn More About Curriculum and Training

Program History

The ROTC program in south Florida started back in 1956 at the University of Miami. The program was relocated to Florida International University in January 1996 and was officially activated on July 1, 1996.

The average cadet enrollment in the ROTC Southern Strike” program is over 225 students. The program is also part of the Hispanic Access Initiative established in fiscal year 2003. The Battalion also has 7 partnership schools: Barry University, Broward College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade College, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and University of Miami.

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