Trying to pin down the NROTC (Marine Option) scholarship process. I have searched the web, Navy/ USMC sites, literature, this forum, etc and really can't pin down the selection process. Don't know why it would be secret but I assume if we all work together we might build it from the ground up. 1. Application is submitted on line 2. SAT/ ACT scores sent to NROTC 3. Interview with an Officer Selection Officer (OSO) * Picture and Physical Fitness Test (PFT) * Interview sheet submitted as part of the application 4. Application reviewed by one of 3 boards during year * Dates are kept secret (closely guarded for some reason) * One met in late October 2010 * Are they regional or national is scope? 5. Board selection must receive higher command approvals * One member stated 3 higher level approvals 6. Status available on line during process * VERY slow to change * Often scholarship recipients find out through other means first 7. Official letter comes from HQ USMC 8. Scholarship is give to a specific school's ROTC unit * Application calls for 5 school choices 9. Applicant must then pass DOD medical exam 10. Applicant must be accepted at designated school 11. Done Have I got the process right? Are there other steps I am missing? Is the scholarship process completely outside of school's selection process? Neither party works with the other? Seems inefficient. Thanks, in advance, for input.