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The Fighting Mules Scholarship offers up to $1,500 for incoming freshmen.

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Cadets of UCM Fighting Mules BN

Cadet Evan Cosgrove

Battalion Commander

My name is Cadet Evan Cosgrove, I am the Cadet Battalion Commander. UCM ROTC has been a major part of my college career and without being in this program, I would not have met the great friends I have or achieved the academic success I have had inside the Criminal Justice department, the ROTC department, or in the extracurricular club Mock Trial. I am a Criminal Justice major with a minor in Military Science. My dreams of serving as a an officer and eventually a federal law enforcement officer led me to UCM. While in ROTC, I have participated in Ranger Buddy, Ranger Challenge and I have been a member of the Cannon Crew and Honor Guard. I have also been able to attend and graduate U.S Army Air Assault School. I am fortunate to be a part of the University of Central Missouri ROTC program. I plan for my class to leave a legacy that maintains the University of Central Missouri’s reputation as a superior ROTC program.


Cadet Brandon Jones

I'm CDT Jones from Kansas City, MO and before coming to UCM I had served 4 years in the Missouri Army National Guard.


I chose RED because of Army ROTC that UCM has one of the best finance curriculums in the country. UCM is a small university with a big university feel.


My goal is to be a member of the SMP program and eventually become an officer and serve on active duty in the U.S. Army.


Member of Missouri Army National Guard participating in Simultaneous Membership Program.



Cadet Cristina Tejeda

I am Cristina Tejeda I am from Sedalia Missouri. I received a 4 YR National Scholarship from the Army and am currently a MS II majoring in microbiology. Throughout my freshmen year I have participated in ranger challenge, push up crew, and ranger buddy. I am also in the student organization of Latinos at UCM. I enjoy being a Cadet in the Fighting Mules ROTC program. During the summer of 2016, I will travel to Panama as a participant in the Army CULP program.  


Cadet Taylor Rice

My name is Cadet Taylor Rice and I am a senior at the University of Central Missouri. I chose UCM for two reasons: it was a family tradition and it was the only school in Missouri that had a Bachelor of Science Degree in forensic chemistry. 

After going to school for three years I wanted to be apart of something bigger than myself so I became a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and ROTC. I chose to join ROTC after watching my best friend compete in and be apart of it for 3 years. I thought it was something I would really be interested in and I was right. Joining ROTC made me completely rethink my future and pursue the Army as a career. My two favorite things in ROTC are Ranger Challenge and my peers. The comradery within the ROTC program is unlike any other. 

2 1/2 Year Campus Based Full-Tuition Scholarship majoring in Forensic Chemistry.