I am a male and have just started my senior year of HS. Unweighted GPA: 3.73 SAT: 1330 (660 reading, 670 math. I understand this is a very mediocre score, so I will be retaking the SAT again in October. Somewhat confident I can score a 1400 or above.) Member of National Honors Society Congressional Gold Certificate (for volunteering several months for a local congressman, he is no longer a representative) No school sports until this year (I regret not doing a school sport, however I have done 5 years of boxing/Taekwondo/Hapkido, and I have a first degree black belt in TKD). I haven't taken any AP classes, though I took 7 classes a year from 9-11th grade. I have taken: all the required core classes (biology,chemistry, physics honors, english/history), 4 yrs of foreign language (4th year is Honors), and sociology at a local college in which I earned an A. I may take another science/language class at the same college this year. My legal guardians are my paternal grandparents, who are both disabled and receive SS benefits. I live below the federal poverty level, though I haven't suffered anything extreme like homelessness or malnutrition. I am in a free school lunch program, use SAT fee waivers, etc. I don't know if this affects admissions at all. If I do not qualify for a congressional nomination/appointment, would I have a chance of receiving an ROTC scholarship and/or substantial grants for college? My plan B is to attend a state school and enroll in an ROTC program. I am determined to serve in one of the military branches one way or another. I've had this desire since grade school due to my family's military history (albeit foreign), my past/current economic situation, for the privilege to experience unrivaled camaraderie, and for a stable career. Thank you very much for your time.