Trinay Smith ‘19
United States Army Minuteman Scholarship Recipient - Florida A&M University
Graduating Class: 2019
Attending: Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in the Fall of the 2019-2020 school year
Major: Computer Information Systems
Describe your recent success in detail.: I am on track to becoming a freshman at Florida A & M University. I will be apart of the ROTC program and I will continue to give back to my community.
How did Future Leaders United, if at all, prepare you for or propel you towards this achievement?: Future Leaders United is a wonderful program. I was able to meet so many influential people in the Orlando community. F.L.U has made me more humble and appreciative of the achievements I earn.
Anything else you would like us to know about yourself or your accomplishment?: Something I learned is to look at all the options available to you before you make a decision on how you will start life beyond school.
United States Military Scholarship
Presented by The Honorable Allie L. Braswell, Jr. Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army and 1SG Ringrose.
Minuteman Scholarship Program
The Minuteman Scholarship is a Reserve Officer’s Training Corps ( ROTC) Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship that was introduced in 2015 to enhance the Army Reserve’s ability to recruit highly qualified cadets every year. All qualified applicants for ROTC scholarships may apply for consideration for a Minuteman Scholarship. The Minuteman Scholarship covers full tuition and fees (uncapped) or $10,000 per year toward room and board at any college or university served by an Army (ROTC) program. Scholarship recipients also receive a yearly book allowance of $1,200 and a monthly stipend of $420 while attending school enrolled in the ROTC program. Minuteman Scholarship recipients must serve in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), in which they participate in an Army Reserve unit’s monthly drills and a 14-day annual training for which they are paid as a E-5/Sergeant. After graduation and commissioning, Minuteman Scholarship recipients are guaranteed placement in the Army Reserve.