My son has submitted his application for an Army ROTC scholarship. He still needs to complete a face to face interview and the PT Test. He's been working with the local Army recruiter on the physical fitness. Apparently, the interview will focus on his abilities as a scholar, athlete and leader. He'll be answering questions about how he's shown leadership in high school, either in sports or clubs. Our school district is pretty small (<1,300 STUDENTS IN GRADES K-12). They offer a very limited number of activities. He hasn't been in sports since middle school. His athletics activity sheet is blank. A major from one of the school's he is interested in suggested a school club or other activity to assist with some leadership considerations. He's involved in paintball, x-box, camping, hiking, boating and fishing: none of which are school related. He's also been working providing landscaping services on an as-needed basis. He attends the local career center in the criminal justice program, which is military based and physical fitness is important. He's been working on his GPA and he earned a 3.231 last year which brought his GPA to 2.737. His ACT score from 2008 was a 22 and he'll be taking the ACT again this fall. If he gets straight A's his senior year, he can get above 3.0 GPA but not higher. We're expecting him to finish at 2.9 GPA We're looking at paying for a karate type class and he will be volunteering at the local hospital this fall. The college is strongly encouraging him and telling him it is likely that he'll get a four-year Army ROTC scholarship. Reading the forums, it appears that even top notch students have a challenge. The major recommended that he delay his interview until late this year after getting involved in community service and a school activity. 1) Is the scholarship even realistic given his current academics and activities? 2) Should we delay or proceed with the interview?