I have a few questions regarding entering NROTC as a Marine Option without a scholarship. I'm currently a freshman attending a junior college. I intend to transfer to Texas A&M after two to four semesters. I plan on majoring in International Studies with a specialty in North Africa and Middle East with Arabic to satisfy the foreign language requirement. I've done some research but I'm still not entirely clear on how I would enter the ROTC program. If I apply, am I applying to enter the program itself or for a scholarship with that program? If a scholarship is not needed to enter NROTC, would I need to compete for a Marine Option slot or could I seek commission as a Marine Option cadet without a scholarship regardless of whether or not any application I submit is selected?