Army ROTC considers the personal interview to be the most critical aspect of the selection process and the weight of the point totals back this up.
Importance of the Army ROTC Scholarship Interview
The interview has its own point total of 200 points. It is also a key consideration of the Selection Board Score. The interview is worth about 30% of the overall consideration.
If you are selected as a scholarship finalist, you must contact an Army ROTC program of choice where you wish to have the interview conducted. Any travel to and from the interview will be at your own expense.
Based on time constraints the PMS may delegate the interview to a commissioned officer or a senior noncommissioned officer. Basically, the interview is used to:
- Determine the applicant‘s attitude toward military service.
- Objectively and impartially evaluate the personal characteristics of the applicant.
- Estimate the applicant‘s potential as an Army Officer.
- Explain all eligibility requirements for the Scholarship Program.