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How and when do I apply for an Army ROTC scolarship!?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by USMA2016, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016 5-Year Member

    Dec 19, 2010
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    Hey everyone,

    I'm a junior in high school from San Diego and I'm very confused about the ROTC scholarship application.

    Where do I get it? and when do I turn it in?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. hmx512

    hmx512 5-Year Member

    Nov 1, 2010
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    Go to www.goarmy.com/rotc (in the spring) and click on "High School Students" on the left under "Enrollment info for". Then scroll down to FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP. Read/do what it says. You'll give it your basic information and it will pretty much lead you through the process from there. You'll end up on a regional officer's list and they will DEFINITELY be contacting you from that day until your application is 100% complete. For me, they sent me an email offering to test/ interview me at my state school and I did and was pretty much done after that. You do need transcripts and SAT scores sent though, just like a college. Really though, it is much more straightforward than the academy application.
  3. USAF52

    USAF52 5-Year Member

    Dec 23, 2010
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    Check out this website. Hopefully it will answer any questions you have.


    Being a junior, its a little too early to apply but its good to see what all you should be doing between now and then. Good luck.
  4. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

    Feb 10, 2010
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    First, go to goarmy.com you will find the online application there. You won't be able to access the application until spring 2011. On the website you will find a list of schools that have ROTC from each state. Find one that is close to you and make an appointment with the ROTC Recruiting Officer. Visit with him/her and they will be able to tell you everything you want to know about the program, how to apply for scholarships and the different paths you can take to becoming an officer.

    Do not go to your local recruiting office, they know very little about ROTC and will try harder to get you to enlist.

    You can search around this board for information, you will get the good with the bad. The best thing you can do is visit a local college that has ROTC and ask your questions there.

    Good Luck
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Wow...that was some great advice. Not sure where hmx found his regional officer (I think that is a Navy thing). Jcleppe is exactly right...talk to an Enrollement Officer, also known as a ROO (Recruiting Operations Officer) at an ROTC Battalion. If a school is close and it is convenient talk to one that is close, but you also want to start laying the groundwork at the school you want to attend. Let's just say you wanted to attend Clarkson to play hockey and study engineering. If you were to contact me, I would know you were interested in my school, and I would bug you to get the scholarship app done, and prompt you to get the other things done. So, make sure you are talking to the school you really want to attend.

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