How Exactly Does A ROTC Scholarship Work?

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  1. army2021

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    Hi everyone. I am a sophomore in high school and currently working toward trying to get an ROTC scholarship. Been doing a lot of research but am still confused on the process. Was wondering if I apply junior year or senior. Also how exactly the application works. Do I apply to the schools I want for a scholarship their or is it like I apply to the schools, and apply for a ROTC scholarship separately on the branches website. Would be helpful if someone could kind of clarify how it all works and the timeline. Also if anyone had any advice about increasing chances of obtaining a scholarship it'd be much appreciated. Thanks and have a nice day!
     
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    Pima 5-Year Member

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    Each branch has their own boards.

    AFROTC does NOT consider any ECs or curriculum after junior year. Only ACT and SAT, best sitting will be a factor. They place your intended major in the equation. STEM is bug!
     
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    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    This has to be my favorite quote of the day! :)
     
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    Pima 5-Year Member

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    Damn autocorrect!
     
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    dunninla 5-Year Member

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    I can comment on a couple of things that apply to all the ROTC scholarships --

    - you apply to schools separately from applying for an ROTC scholarship.
    - the earlier you apply, generally, the better. That usually means March of Junior year. You may apply as late as January of Senior year.
    - a big hurdle most applicants face is getting the teacher/counselor recommendation letters to be completed early.
    - take the SAT or ACT or both early and often. Your file is not complete without SAT or ACT, which means you want your best score by March of Junior year.
     
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  7. army2021

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    Do you have to take the three part SAT or can you take just the 2 part?
     
  8. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Pretty sure they ignore the writing score bu I would recommend taking the three part so you're able to use the same test for backup colleges which require the three part. Who knows, perhaps the colleges on your NROTC lost will require all 3 parts.
     
  9. rocatlin

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    Apart from the actual SAT/ACT scores for the xROTC scholarship, it is good advice to do well on the standardized tests in order to pick up additional scholarship money from other sources.

    In any event, you're on the right track by researching what needs to be done.
     
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    Craig 5-Year Member

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    Decent video from Army Cadet Command (ones that run the ROTC program for Army)
     
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