ROCT Scholarship

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  1. CasualConsumer

    CasualConsumer New Member

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    Hi my name is Will, and I am wondering about ROTC. I have always been interested in going into the military since I was young, and I also want to attend college so I thought this would be the best option. I have now realized that I have hurt my chances of obtaining a scholarship do to my past academic performances. I am currently a junior in high school and I want some of your opinions on the matter. I have a weighted GPA of 3.0, but might be a little over now, and an unweighted of about a 3.3. I have not taken the ACT yet, but plan to in April. I am involved in Cross Country- C team, Bowling - JV, V, V, and Track- JV. I am also in two clubs one which I am the Vice President of. I am doing a lot better in school now than earlier and hope to continue on this upward trend. Other than the scholarship from high school can I still receive one in college if I can excel? Thank you.
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    What branch of ROTC?
     
  3. CasualConsumer

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    I’m mostly thinking about the AROTC, but there is still a chance that I might go into the AFROTC. I have also looked into the NROTC, as well as the Marine option and it looks pretty interesting.
     
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    If you are a junior in high school you can start the application process over the summer and finish up the early part of your senior year. Go through the application process, this will be a good start. My other suggestion is to go visit the colleges of your choice and talk to the cadre. Look into other smaller universities too, the bigger schools are very competitive. The smaller schools have really great programs and if you aren't awarded a scholarship from headquarters a smaller university may offer you one. Doesn't hurt to inquire about them. In the meantime stay focused on your grades, increase that gpa, take the ACT, stay out of trouble, get involved in community service and any leadership roles. Good luck!
     
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    eljay60 AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR

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    All the ROTCs offer campus based scholarships. You do not need to have a scholarship to attend ROTC classes - just sign up your freshman year. I will say that your chances of receiving an ROTC scholarship for a full 4 years is zero if you don't apply!

    Work on leadership opportunities and check out Boys State if you aren't an Eagle Scout. You need to demonstrate leadership (the VP of the club helps). Plan on both the SAT and the ACT - you may do better on one than the other. Good luck!
     
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    I was just looking at my states Boy State and it seems pretty interesting, thanks for the advice.
     
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    Even if I don't get a scholarship in high school or during my years in college, how difficult will it be to pay off student loans once I become a commissioned officer? Also what is it like in ROTC? I have scene videos and I am wondering if you do anything during the summer, like the Marine option for NROTC.
     
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    If you have a close by school that you are interested in, you should reach out to them about their program. They can answer a lot of your questions. The Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) is your best point of contact.
     
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    I am going on a college visit this Friday, so Ill definitely reach out to them, thanks so much.
     
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    Good. There is nothing like getting on a campus for a visit to get a feel for it. You may consider writing down your questions in advance because a visit can give you information overload if you aren't prepared. One of the things you should consider asking is whether or not they offer any additional funding for room and board for scholarship winners. That seems to come up a lot around here.

    Good luck!
     
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    And --Boys state is a great program. My DS went last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Army officer at one of the forums really spoke highly of it for leadership qualities and for more points on your application. I would recommend it.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    For contracted (scholarship or advanced course) midshipmen there is summer training. The first summer is about 4 weeks with time spent in each major area of the Navy, including Marines. There are additional cruises each summer from 2 weeks or longer in some cases. The 'cruise'for Marine options between junior and senior years is 6 weeks of OCS which you ate required t OK complete successfully in order to commission.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I'm sure you can find more info on NROTC summer training on the NROTC website, or through Google.
     
  14. CasualConsumer

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    Thanks for the info.