Awards and Scholarships

ROTC and JROTC Awards Programs

The Superstition Mountain Chapter presents the MOAA national medal to an outstanding cadet in 20 local JROTC units and the US Army, US Air Force, and the combined US Navy/US Marine Corps ROTC units at Arizona State University. We also present a United States flag that has flown over the national capital in Washington, DC to a cadet in each unit for demonstrated patriotism. These award recipients are selected according to strict MOAA criteria by the ROTC unit staff at each school. The awards are prepared and presented by Chapter members at the school’s ROTC awards ceremony each year.
The Superstition Mountain Chapter of MOAA sponsors nineteen high schools Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. The schools supported are:

  • Apache Junction High School
  • Basha High School
  • Campo Verde High School
  • Casa Grande Union High School
  • Chandler High School
  • Coolidge High School
  • Desert Ridge High School
  • Dobson High School
  • Gilbert High School
  • Globe High School
  • Hamilton High School
  • Higley High School
  • Marcos de Niza High School
  • Maricopa High School
  • Mesa High School
  • Poston Butte High School
  • Queen Creek High School
  • Red Mountain High School
  • Skyline High School
  • Westwood High School

JROTC Achievement Award

The Superstition Mountain Chapter also presents the Superstition Mountain JROTC Military Achievement Award. This Achievement Award will be available annually to every JROTC program.  The purpose of this award is to raise awareness of the Military Officers Association of America and to encourage JROTC cadets to consider serving their country through military service.  The award itself is a $100 bill to be presented to the deserving cadet during the school’s annual awards program.  The intent of this program is for the Achievement Award to be an impact award presented by the Senior Military Instructor to a cadet whose performance, bearing, or character upholds the values of the United States Military, but who may lack the rigid criteria requirements of other awards or awarding organizations.  The selection of the recipient shall be the exclusive domain of the participating school.  The Chapter views this as opportunity for the Senior Military Instructor to make an award to a deserving cadet who might otherwise go unrecognized.