The MOAS/SMOF Scholarship program for graduating high school seniors consists of two scholarship categories: JROTC Leadership and Merit.

Our JROTC Leadership Scholarships are open to graduating seniors enrolled in the JROTC program at: Booker High School, Riverview High School, Sarasota High School, Venice High School, and Sarasota Military Academy.

Our Merit Scholarships are open to graduating seniors at Booker High School, Riverview High School, Sarasota High School, Venice High School, Sarasota Military Academy, and the Pine View School. Unfortunately, we can only accept applications from students at the above schools. We cannot accept applications from home-schooled students.

Scholarships awarded in both categories will be valued at $2,500.

Scholarship winners will be advised in writing of their award. The award letter will instruct the recipient of the requirement to furnish proof of enrollment (not an acceptance letter) from the college, university, or technical college they will be attending. These documents are required for a scholarship check to be issued and presented at the Scholarship Awards Luncheon held in May of the scholarship year.

If the scholarship awardee has not complied with this requirement by January 31st of the following year, the award will be forfeited.


  1. A completed application (each section must be completed in full – points will be deducted for incomplete answers)
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
  3. Minimum SAT of 1,000 (out of 1,600) or Minimum ACT score of 19 (out of 36)
  4. Super scores accepted
  5. SAT or ACT scoresheet
  6. Signed Letter of Recommendation from guidance counselor (Merit Scholarship) or Senior Military Instructor [SMI] (JROTC Scholarship)
  7. Signed high-school transcript
  8. College/University/Technical College Letter of Acceptance

Completed applications (including all attachments) must be submitted electronically No Later Than Midnight (2400 hours) March 31, 2023. Incomplete applications and/or applications received after March 31, 2023 will not be considered for a scholarship.


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