As long as you will be 17 before July 1 the year you are starting you can apply for Academy slots. For each service and some colleges have different times you can be contracted. Army as long as you turn 17 prior to End of first semester Navy I believe is 17 prior to Oct 1st of year start. My DS was 17 on second day of school so had he been awarded a 4 year he would have had to wait till then to contract at his school. If you are applying and are still 16 your parent/s will have to sign the parental approval when you are sent an award packet (it comes by email and mail)I'm not 17 years old yet, so I can't apply yet. But when does the typical high school student apply for ROTC scholarships? During junior or senior year?
This. I was actually just 16 when I got my scholarship contract signed (with parental consent of course), so you can apply whenever. The scholarship states that you just have to be 17 by 1 September of the year you start college. As soon as the application for 2018 (just assuming you're a junior) opens, start it. I highly recommend getting your rec letter requests in early, btw. If you're late in the cycle, your teachers will be swamped by requests and may not write as good a letter as they would have, had you asked them earlier.You start applying summer before senior year when the application starts. You can apply when you are 16 you just need to be a rising Senior.