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2021-2023 University Catalog 
2021-2023 University Catalog

Military Leadership as a Minor

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Recommended Prerequisites: Students must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of advanced Military Science course work. Minor in Military Leadership will be available only to Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) cadets who complete all military science requirements. Students must take the basic introductory courses in Military Science (i.e., MS 101 , MS 102 , MS 201 , and MS 202 , or meet one of the substitution requirements through an alternate entry program) as the prerequisite for this minor prior to their junior year. Completion of MS 301 , MS 302 , MS 401 , MS 402 , MS 432  and completion of the National Advanced Leadership Camp will fulfill the advanced requirements for this minor. Application for Military Leadership will be made when cadets contract as MS III.

Commissioning Requirements:

  • Basic Course (via class attendance and/or placement credit);
  • Advanced Course;
  • Leader Development and Assessment (LDAC);
  • Military History (MS 432 );
  • ROTC Swimming requirement ( see program of instruction);
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA);
  • Pass a Department of Defense medical examination within 24 months of the date of commissioning;
  • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test within 30 days of the date of commissioning; and,
  • Not have exceeded the 42nd birthday (31st for scholarship students).

ROTC Scholarships

At Saint Augustine’s University, the award of an Army ROTC scholarship may be the means to a FREE College education for qualified students. The President of the University has agreed to provide free room and board to any Saint Augustine’s University student that is awarded a competitive three or four-year Army ROTC scholarship. Special consideration for any Army ROTC scholarship is given to students pursuing degrees in nursing, engineering, the physical sciences, and other technical skills currently in demand by the Army. Students who receive a scholarship will be required to attain an undergraduate degree in the field in which the scholarship is awarded.

Four-year scholarships will be awarded to students entering the ROTC program as freshmen. Minimum requirements include 2.5 GPA in high school with a 920 SAT (verbal and math only) or 19 on the ACT. However, four-year scholarships are few and very competitive so students with an 1100 SAT or 21 ACT stand a better chance of receiving a four-year scholarship. Three-and two-year scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in ROTC or Army enlisted personnel leaving active duty with 60 credit hours. Additionally, two-year scholarships are available to students with 60 credit hours who attend the Leader’s Training Course (LTC) at Fort Knox, KY. These scholarships are awarded based upon outstanding performance.

Each scholarship pays for tuition, required educational fees, and provides a specified amount for books, supplies, and equipment. Each scholarship also includes a stipend of $3,000 up to $5,000 a year for every year the scholarship is in effect.

Other Scholarships

Each academic year various veterans’ organizations and other military related activities make scholarship funds available to students enrolled in Army ROTC. (Organizations making these awards are USAA, AUSA, VFW, ROCKS etc.).


All contracted cadets receive a monthly stipend from $300 to $500 depending on their MS level, as well as payment for attending the Leader’s Training Course (LTC) or the Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC).

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

This program provides an opportunity for students who belong to a Reserve or National Guard Unit, as enlisted soldiers, to also be members of the Army ROTC Program. As a reservist or guardsman, these students, as freshmen or sophomores, earn $3,700 for one summer by attending the enlisted basic and advanced individual training. This is in addition to money earned for the weekend drill with their unit. A student accepted for the SMP and the Army ROTC Advanced Course retains affiliation with the Reserve or Guard Unit as an officer trainee and is paid for drills and assemblies plus up to $3,000 a year in monthly stipends of $300 each. SMP members are also eligible for certain veterans’, reserves, or National Guard’s educational benefits.

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