First off I would like to say Hi to everyone here, I have been reading these forums for a few weeks now and have finally come around to creating an account to ask for help from some of you guys. I just finished my junior year in high school and have begun to contemplate my choices for college. I have been looking into ROTC for a while now and I am passionate about committing to this challenge; I am not looking for just a scholarship. Now here comes the worries I know that ROTC scholarships are highly competitive and throughout my high school years (especially my junior year) I made many mistakes and struggled in the area of grades. My GPA stands at around 3.1-3.2 and that is the most worrying aspect for me, but first let me tell you my other attributes. I recently scored fairly high on my SAT, with a 1250 reading and math combined (I am fairly sure I can score 30-40 points higher if I study up on more math), as well as a 690 on the writing section I am a Cross Country and Track athlete and have 3 varsity letters for Cross Country and 2 for Track I also am active in Key Club and will be active in my student government for my senior year. The part that most worries me is my GPA, I know I made mistakes and I am honestly ashamed of my performance but I feel extremely driven to participate in the ROTC program. So here are my questions: 1: I am going to apply for AROTC and NROTC, is it even worth it? Will I even be competitive? 2: If I decide to go to a college and participate in the ROTC program without a scholarship and work extremely hard, Is it a viable option to pursue a 3 or 2 year scholarship? I know I wrote alot, but your advice and support will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!!