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Jul 9, 2006
I didn't want to hijack to AF ROTC thread - so a little about the AROTC process.

Army ROTC must have the largest budget by far of the three. With the Army expanding it is not surprising.
Scholarships appear to be plentiful, and many programs are eager to give them away. For Army you can major in anything you want. (Maybe Art would be frowned upon).
You fill in the application online and mail in your transcripts. The application calls for 8 schools you are interested in, then go for an "official" interview at one school (closest usually). The scholarship are offered by the Professor of Military Science at each school after you are qualified through Cadet Command HQ.
When my daughter went to her interview the Col. asked her what her major would be. She answered engineering or architecture, leaning toward engineering. He told her that her scholarship was not dependent on her major and she could major in architecture if she wanted.
She signed her letter in intent in November and is still receiving offers. She recently got a letter from Marion Military Instutute telling her they still have 60 Army ROTC scholarships available for next year. She has gotten unsolicited phone calls, letters and emails from several programs in the past 2-3 months.
Hey JAM,

My son is a soph and is interested in ROTC. We didn't see anywhere on the website a discussion of majors or SAT minimums for the four year scholarship program. He is above the 1100 they suggest. Is it best to just call them or do you know where to find the info he's looking for?

Where will daughter be attending college? I assume she's going ROTC.

Good for your son. Army ROTC scholarships are a fabulous opportunity. I think with the expansion of the Army - due to the war- they will remain plentiful.
Unlike AF and Navy they are not dependent upon a certain major. They are also offered at a wider variety of schools. They pay for 4 years of tuition at an in-state school rate plus a monthly stipend. So I believe for a private school it may not cover all tuition. You can also apply for financial aid. Some schools also give financial incentives for ROTC scholaship winners (like free room and board).

Go to this link:

He should be fine with an SAT of 1100 and anyway he is only in 10th grade, his score will go up. Make sure he keeps his grades up and has a strong schedule. When you go to the link there is a drop down menu to locate schools by state. Have him start looking now!

He can apply at the end of his junior year. IMO there is definitely a benefit to applying early. Cadet command had her 6th semester transcripts by the end of June and she started getting offers from schools for her interview the end of August.

If she doesn't get an appointment to a SA she will most likely be headed to Temple University next fall and enroll in their School of Engineering.
AROTC is definately gives the most flexability and is the easiest to complete. I finalized my app. in about a month, where the only thing that had held it up was completing the DoDMERB. And unlike NROTC you can commission without ever recieving a scholarship (4, 3 or 2 year). AROTC usually has the most money among the rotc's of a particular school. Because its the biggest branch in the military it gives out the most scholarships. And if you attend an SMC your gaurenteed active duty if you so choose.

PS: Norwich AROTC scholarship covers entire tuition while NU fits the bill for room and board for its scholarship winners.