I am a mom posting on behalf of my son. I actually posted this on the Army ROTC board initially, but some people suggested coming over here, as you guys have a reputation for being both knowledgeable and helpful! While I'm aware that no one on this board can give actual scholarship chances for an individual student, I am hoping someone with knowledge of the process can let us know if my son would be in the running for a 4-year scholarship. I haven't seen many threads that detail the qualifications of scholarship recipients - just a lot of applicants. Can someone look at his info below and give us an idea? If more info is needed, let me know - we are very new to this process, although I was in ROTC back in the dark ages (non-scholarship). I do still know a correct push-up when I see one ) 16yr old Jr in High school - will graduate May 2011 GPA - 3.85 unweighted - at graduation, will have taken 11 honors classes and 6 AP classes ACT - 34 Ht - 6' 2" Wt - 155# Pushups - 70 +/- correct Sit-ups - 85 correct 2 mile - 11:40-ish 1 mile (for Scholarship app?) - 5:15 School Stuff - Latin Club Beta Club FCA National Honor Society One of about 30 students from 6 area high schools chosen for year-long student leadership program - sophomore year One of 4 students chosen from district for conference at state capital on policies in education - junior year Cross Country x3 years so far - not on varsity with an 18+ 5k, but still a solid runner Swim Team x 3 years so far - 3x state qualifier, regional champ, state finalist, most likely captain senior year Tennis x1 Track x1 Outside of school - Triathlon - 5th year, nationally ranked, 2-year member of USA Triathlon SE Region Junior High Performance Team Cycling - 3rd year, National ranked (like top 10). State Champion x3. Sent to Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs by USA Cycling to participate in National Talent ID Camp (part of the national team selection process) Coach/Mentor of middle school "Couch to Cyclocross" program to encourage kids to get involved in cycling Started 1/2 marathon team in 8th grade and ran the Country Music 1/2 (time 1:43 at 13yrs) - approx 60 kids have trained and competed in 1/2 marathons as part of the program since then, and spin-off programs have been started at area elementary schools that get kids out running and training for 5k races. Does anyone have a guess as to whether or not he'd be competitive? I know the competition is intense. He would love ROTC, and I believe, or hope, he is the type of kid they're looking for. He has already landed on his #1 school and met the ROO there, who encouraged him to apply for a scholarship as soon as possible. A full scholarship is literally the only way he'll be able to attend this school, as we have an EFC of about $2500, and not sure we can even manage that. (husband retired..me low income). My son sees the schol. as a means to an end, but he likes the end as well. I realize this post is very long! Thanks for reading and thanks for the help!