Here are some words of advice for those of you applying for a Navy ROTC scholarship for the class of 2014: Don't assume because your SAT scores are well above the minimum stated on the scholarship website that you will be a "shoe in." The Navy is looking for the best and the brightest to be potential officers. Use the spring and summer to work on the required essays. What they say is important! Get your application in as early as possible. Don't wait until the deadline. The earlier your application is submitted, the more times it will be seen by a review board. So, if you aren't offered a scholarship in the first review board, you will be reviewed again in subsequent review boards. Prepare for your interview. Know and mean what you said in your essays. Present yourself as a candidate of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Be honest. Rehearse with someone before you go, just as you would for a job interview. Carefully consider the colleges that you will list on your application. Speak to the recruiters at the units where you apply. Your #1 choice should probably be a school to which you are fairly certain you will get admitted to and would definitely be happy to attend. A "reach" school you would like to attend should be lower on your list--there is a possibility to transfer your scholarship. Seek advice on this Forum. People who have gone through the process have a lot to offer. Good luck to all!