Hello, I'm an incoming freshman student at George Washington University this fall and I'm interested in the ROTC program that's offered through Georgetown University. Unfortunately the email addresses their site offers are not valid and I haven't been able to contact any member of their cadre. I was wondering if anyone could explain the ROTC scholarships for in-college students. Is it mandatory to start freshman year? As a member of the university honors program I know I'm going to have a heavy course load and I wanted to take some time to get acclimated to college life before potentially joining ROTC. Is it possible to start second semester of freshman year and still be eligible for a 3 year scholarship? I don't know if it would make any difference but I've seen a few threads that were related to this; I wouldn't mind going to the reserves afterwards, it would actually work out better for what I would like to do. Would being open to the reserves/signing an agreement to go make any difference in my chances at a scholarship?