ROTC Scholarship - Overseas Applicant

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  1. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Hello forum members,

    I am going to apply for an Army ROTC Scholarship. However, I have an issue in the very first step of the application:

    To register on the goarmy.com website, you need to provide a ZIP Code. As I don't currently permanently reside in the U.S., I don't have a ZIP Code. What should I do?

    Also, what is required for the ROTC application? I understand I will have to do a physical exam (1 min version of the APFT - will the CFA suffice?), medical exam (DoDMERB?) and interview.

    However, will I require to send in school recommendations?

    If the requirements to apply for ROTC Scholarship are independent from my school (besides for transcripts), then I should not have a problem and wait until December to complete my application (when I'll have a U.S. address). That leads me to another question: are ROTC Scholarships rolling-grant (if that word even exists... I mean, does the longer I take to apply, the lesser chance I have of acquiring a Scholarship)?

    Thank you very much in advance.
     
  2. BrianReed

    BrianReed Candidate

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    I was an overseas applicant when I applied for AFROTC last year - and I got it too, so its all possible.

    I just typed in the ZIP code of the area of the country I was in then simply called up HQ AFROTC to explain and clarify the situation. They were really helpful and made sure I entered the information accurately.

    Yes, you will do a physical exam - similar yet different to the CFA (for AFROTC at least there weren't any pullups as a requirement). CFA can't be used to substitute it.

    Your medical exam will indeed be DoDMERB - more information on this will be headed your way after HQ has processed your file. It's basically a pretty thorough checkup on your body.

    Interview - you'll have a representative of AROTC (AF calls them ALOs; Navy calls then BG officers...not sure what army calls them) contact you to set up an interview. In my case I had to drive from Geneva, Switzerland, to Stuttgart Patch Barracks, Germany - 6 hour drive! Skype interview just doesn't do it for something as important as this.

    I had to send in 2-3 recommendations from my teachers, coach etc. It should be explained in your AROTC application whether you should include them.

    As for admissions procedures...I'd rather leave this one to someone more experienced with AROTC admissions specifically to answer.


    Best of luck!
     
  3. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Thank you, that was very helpful.
     

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