Two of the most lucrative scholarship opportunities are ROTC scholarships and admission to any one of the Service Academies. Of course, these "scholarships" come with a commitment attached, service in our Country's armed forces. Because application deadlines are early in the student's senior year (December 1), applications for both programs should be filed in late spring of junior year, during the following summer, or VERY early in senior year. Detailed information and applications can be found on line at:
Air Force ROTC - http://www.afrotc.com/
Army ROTC -http://www.armyrotc.com/
Navy ROTC -https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/
United States Air Force Academy - http://www.usafa.af.mil/
United States Coast Guard Academy - http://www.cga.edu/
United States Merchant Marine Academy - http://www.usmma.edu/
United States Military Academy - http://www.usma.edu/
United States Naval Academy - http://www.usna.navy.mil/
For admission to one of the Academies, students must request a nomination to the academy of choice from your Senator, Congressman or the Vice President. You should plan to include the following information in your letter of request for nomination:
1. Name, address and telephone number
Sample letters are available at the Counseling Center, in Academy Catalogs, and on the Academy web sites.
If you have an interest in any one of these programs, plan ahead by having your ACT or SAT I scores sent directly to them AND talk to your Guidance Counselor or the College Counselors to get your questions answered.