ROTC HELP

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Zcannon92, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Zcannon92

    Zcannon92 New Member

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    So Here's My Situation
    I'm really interested in joining ROTC because I really want to serve the United States and I believe that being an Officer in the military has many benefits, like most importantly teaching me how to lead. When I finish College and complete my commitment to the military I believe that I will be very experienced compared to others my age. So I did not apply for ROTC Scholarship my senior year in high school, and now I just graduated high school and in the summer between high school and my freshmen year at college. So I was wondering about how to obtain a Scholarship now, I have very high academics, maintain a job throughout high school, and also had some other things that I know ROTC is looking for. So any information that would help me out please provide and it is greatly appreciated.
    Thank You In Advance,
    ZCannon92
     
  2. Saul

    Saul Member

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    Its too late for a four year scholarship. But you could go for a three year one once you enter college.

    And you dont need a scholarship to do rotc.
     
  3. Zcannon92

    Zcannon92 New Member

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    Yea I know I do not need a scholarship to be in ROTC, but it would really help me out because I'm going to have trouble paying for college. And I knew the 4 ear was out of the picture. So I guess the best advice is to show up and compete for a 3 year, I meeting with the ROTC guy at my school next week, hopefully he can provide some insight for me
     
  4. Pima

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    Just curious, have you worked out a fiscal plan to pay for the college if you don't get the scholarship?

    I ask this, because the commander may question if the quest for the scholarship is motivated by being able to afford the college or the fact that you just view it as a perk for being committed to serve.

    Additionally, why didn't you apply last yr, especially if you knew there were going to be financial issues regarding paying for college? I am not implying they will think negatively that you didn't apply ly, just they will want to understand why. It is fine to say I didn't know of it's existence, or at that point I was unsure, but they may still want an answer.

    Scholarships are very competitive, even in college. A lot goes into the equation. Most importantly that GPA is going to be a player, so you need to buckle down freshman yr and pull a strong gpa. PFT is also going to matter too.

    Contrary to popular belief cadets on scholarship are not the majority. They are the minority. Additionally, there is no statistical proof that a scholarship recipient will be a stronger cadet than a non-scholarship cadet. Every cadet enters on the same playing field, scholarships do not give an edge when it comes to the OML, it is not even taken into consideration for the OML.

    Good luck. We are all here to help you negotiate through this system which can be confusing at times.

    PS. Make sure you find out who the ROTC "guy" is regarding his position. It will assist you in the interview if you have familiarized yourself with the system.
     
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