As part of our efforts to educate the Greater Houston community on the value of military service to our Nation, MOAA-HA contributes resources to a number of outreach programs that touch all veterans and surviving spouses throughout the Houston area. We also collaborate with local Universities and High Schools that host ROTC and JROTC programs. Some of the more prominent community programs we support are explained further below.

You can also make a contribution to the chapter earmarked for a specific program or directly to the specific program. If you would like to help support these programs, please contact the MOAA-HA liaisons identified below.

  • ROTC/JROTC Awards Program
  •     University of Houston ROTC Scholarship Program
  •    Junior ROTC Awards Program
  • Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

Members of the Chapter presented MOAA ROTC and JROTC medals and citations to deserving cadets at seven universities and 115 high schools throughout the greater Houston area.

Personal presentations were made at the cadet award ceremonies of Rice University Air Force Consortium, UH Army ROTC and JROTC. The MOAA ROTC/JROTC awards consist of a medal, service ribbon and attendant certificate. To be eligible for an award, a candidate must be in the next-to-last year of an ROTC or JROTC program; be in good academic standing; be of high moral character; demonstrate a high degree of loyalty to the unit, school and country; and demonstrate exceptional potential for military leadership. Cadets are selected for the awards by the university Professors of Military Science and Tactics and by the senior military instructors of the high school.

ROTC Scholarship

Each year MOAA-HA awards a $1000 scholarship from our Chapter’s funded Endowment to cadets selected by the University of Houston (UH). Deadline for nominations is March 31 of each year.

Funds are available for outstanding cadets who want to become military officers, but require tuition assistance. MOAA-Houston Area and UH have entered into an Endowment Agreement to support ROTC cadets who drill at UH. The purpose of the Endowment Fund is a solid, growing base that makes grants from the earnings of the Fund.

All Army and Air Force cadets at all Houston universities–including HCU, Rice, TSU, Saint Thomas, and UH (and drill at UH). UH is one of the strongest supporters of Air Force and Army ROTC in the nation, and the Houston Corps of Cadets is second in number only to Texas A&M. These cadets want to join the ranks of the finest men and women in America in the U.S. Armed Forces, but many do not have the resources to remain in school.

This permanent Endowment Fund provides grants–not loans–to outstanding cadets, selected by the professors of Military Science and Tactics, for their training in the Houston Corps of Cadets. The funds are administered and invested by the UH’s fund managers, and donations are fully deductible for tax purposes.

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