Hi, my name's Danielle. I want to be a Navy Physician. I'm currently a senior in High School and I'm trying to decide where to go to college. I've been told that doing the NROTC program will be very beneficial so that's the direction I'm heading in. Right now I'm looking at Georgetown University, University of Michigan, Purdue University, and the Naval Academy. I have a 3.9 GPA and I'm in the top 10% of my huge class. I'm taking AP and accelerated classes, but I don't have many extracurricular activities...will that ruin my chances of getting the NROTC scholarship? I don't play any sports due to personal family reasons, but I'm physically fit. I am part of a club at school - HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America). It has competitive events nationwide and my group did really well last year. Also, my great uncle is an Admiral in the Navy. My dad seems to think that will give me a better chance of getting the scholarship or getting into the Naval Academy..is he right about that? Keep in mind that I'm assuming that I'll be one of the 25 students nationwide that is awesome enough to go medical school after NROTC before serving my years. Should I apply for the NROTC and take the risk of maybe not going to med school until after I serve a few years or take out a butt-load of student loans? My parents aren't really for the idea of the Navy at all & know nothing about it so I can't even ask for their advice. I just frustrated and would like to hear what others think or have done. Thank you.