Hello all, I am a rising Junior in high school and am currently striving to obtain an NROTC scholarship in the Marine option. I'll just cut right to the chase. Academics: GPA: 4.11 weighted (only one B in AP World, 2nd semester) PSAT: 1340 ACT: Preparing; not taken yet Currently considered among the upper-tier students at my school (private all-boys school in San Diego) On track for AP Calc. BC in senior year Athletics: Freshman Football one year (concussion sort of ruined my short career) 2-year Varsity Letter in Tennis (since Freshman year) Now on 2nd year of Cross Country (Fastest time for 5k: 21:xx) Currently doing Armstrong pull-up program (14 pull-ups max) Crunches: working on it (an abysmal 55 in 2 minutes last time I checked) Eating better than I did before Sophomore year Extracurricular: Currently in Boy Scouts (Life Scout working on Eagle) which comes with a butt-load of service hours and leadership within the Troop (a large troop in San Diego) Volunteer math tutor for the Math Dept. of my school Altar Boy at my church Volunteer food service at my church Service trip to Philly and soon to Guatemala with my school's campus ministry program Currently interning with the DoN at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific as a SEAP Avid guitarist and occasionally play for church events Misc.: Potential recommendations from several important people (priest at my Church who was a Marine from the Naval Academy, retired Navy who has connections/friends in high places, math teacher who is impressed with my help as a tutor, etc.) Minority?: Yes, Filipino Mexican (does it really matter?) With this information, if there is anyone who could give me guidance on how to win a scholarship, that would be great. As for PFT, I am working on it. Otherwise, guidance in the right direction would be much appreciated.