Army ROTC Application Question

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  1. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    I am currently a Freshman at Valley Forge Military College in their West Point Prep Program. As part of the curriculum, all students take MSL1, the first year of Army ROTC. If I am not accepted to West Point, I would like to continue with ROTC at another school. However, the online applications are either for a four year program (straight out of HS) or a three year program. I would technically be in the four year program, but I would only be applying to do three more years of ROTC. What can I do to apply correctly?
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    You wouldn't technically apply for a scholarship. You will need to ask your gaining unit if you can compete for a scholarship at their campus. 4 year high school scholarships are the only Army ROTC scholarship that has a centralized application process. Once you are on campus and enrolled in ROTC each Battalion does the process a little different. Typically if the school has scholarships available they will build an order of merit list, which will be based on your grades, PT scores, and possibly performance at a board. You need to be talking to the enrollment officer at the school you think you want to attend.

    What schools you interested in??
     
  3. BigBear

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    Johns Hopkins, UVA, Brown

    So how would I get in touch with the right person?
     
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    Go to the desired schools website and search ROTC. It will usually bring you to either the battalions website or a list of the cadre. I'd suggest contacting the Enrollment Officer before anyone else
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    John's Hopkins
    http://www.jhu.edu/rotc/index.html
    Brown does their Army ROTC through Providence
    http://www.providence.edu/Academics/Undergraduate+Studies/Special+Programs/Military+Science.htm
    Captain Shosh is the enrollment officer at Providence.
    University of Virginia
    http://www.armyrotc.com/edu/univva/contact.htm

    Since the likelihood of you having a scholarship going in aren't good, Make sure you have a backup plan, and are talking to the financial aid offices at these schools. They are all expensive schools, and once you get on campus you will be competing for very limited resources with cadets who have been at that school longer than you.

    Good luck.
     

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