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Analysis of the October 2020 Army ROTC Board

ROTC Consulting currently works with a number of clients who competed on the first Army ROTC board. Based on the results and what we have learned from our sources, it looks like the first Army ROTC board stayed in line with previous years’ selection parameters. October 2020 Army ROTC Board Observed Trends The

Analysis of the October 2020 Army ROTC Board2020-11-05T21:39:08+00:00

Seven Essential ROTC Video Interview Techniques during COVID-19

Online Versus In-Person ROTC Interview It is likely that for many ROTC applicants, the candidate interview will be conducted via videoconferencing technology such as Zoom or Skype rather than in person this year. This presents opportunities for those candidates who are prepared for their video interview and are able to leverage the

Seven Essential ROTC Video Interview Techniques during COVID-192020-08-26T17:16:31+00:00

Top Nine Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) at an ROTC Interview

Many candidates in preparing for their ROTC interview concentrate rightfully so on what questions will be posed to them by the interviewer. We have talked about how to prepare for the interview as well as some of the types of questions that will be asked in previous posts. You can also see our

Top Nine Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) at an ROTC Interview2020-09-28T16:13:29+00:00

Does ROTC Increase Your Chances of Getting into College?

Students often wonder when they are applying for college and plan to take ROTC in college if strongly mentioning ROTC in their essays or interviews will increase their chances of getting into the college or university of their choice. It often depends! Our answer is: it often depends on the college or university

Does ROTC Increase Your Chances of Getting into College?2020-09-15T16:53:26+00:00

What are My Chances of Getting or Winning an ROTC Scholarship?

This is a common question we hear when candidates contact us. Our answer is always-- “it depends”--because the criteria for Army, Navy, Navy-Marine Corps Option, and Air Force ROTCs are different in a number of ways.   This post will talk about each ROTC program and the most important elements to consider in

What are My Chances of Getting or Winning an ROTC Scholarship?2020-09-28T16:15:34+00:00

Navy ROTC Essay Examples with Commentary

Winning Navy ROTC Essay Examples The following are winning four-year scholarship essays from Navy ROTC and Navy ROTC-Marine Corps option applicants we have worked within the past at ROTC Consulting. These also apply to Navy ROTC because the prompts are the same. We will provide commentary at the end of each essay

Navy ROTC Essay Examples with Commentary2020-09-18T03:16:11+00:00

Army ROTC Essay Examples with Commentary

The following are winning four-year scholarship essays from Army ROTC applicants we have worked with in the past at ROTC Consulting. We will provide commentary at the end of each essay as to why each answer is effective. You can find our previous post about building a successful essay here. Army ROTC

Army ROTC Essay Examples with Commentary2020-09-27T04:59:16+00:00

Five Reasons ROTC Scholarship Applicants Need to Join Civil Air Patrol

Learning to fly airplanes is one of the most ambitious career goals you can have today. Individuals who are 12-18 years old have an opportunity to make themselves, family, and, most importantly, the country proud. After all, who doesn’t like the idea of saving lives and help usher a more era of

Five Reasons ROTC Scholarship Applicants Need to Join Civil Air Patrol2020-11-19T18:21:31+00:00

Top 5 Considerations for the Army ROTC Nursing Scholarship

Congratulations! You are thinking about an Army Nursing ROTC scholarship, which is a very admirable and exciting pursuit. Nursing students who are also Army ROTC cadets are exceptionally well trained and benefit from one-on-one mentorship and real-world experience that you may not find in nursing school alone. Additionally, enrolling in Army ROTC not

Top 5 Considerations for the Army ROTC Nursing Scholarship2020-09-28T16:01:34+00:00

2020-2021 Navy ROTC Marine Corps Option Scholarship Board Dates and Deadlines

The 2020-2021 Marine Corps Option ROTC scholarship dates have been announced. The application deadline for Navy ROTC - Marine Corps Option is December 31, 2020. Make sure you complete your packet by this date. The Marine Corps Option boards will be held: 3-6 November 2020 2-5 February 2021 Board results are usually

2020-2021 Navy ROTC Marine Corps Option Scholarship Board Dates and Deadlines2020-09-27T04:43:43+00:00

2020-2021 Navy ROTC Scholarship Deadline and Board Dates

Hi Everyone, The Navy ROTC scholarship application deadline is December 31, 2020. All application requirements must be submitted by this date. The following are the 2020-2021 Board Dates for the Navy ROTC Scholarship: 19-23 October 2020 16-20 November 2020 11-14 January 2021 25-29 January 2021 8-11 February 2021 22-26 February 2021 8-11

2020-2021 Navy ROTC Scholarship Deadline and Board Dates2020-09-27T04:34:21+00:00

2020-2021 AFROTC Scholarship Deadline and Board Dates

AFROTC Scholarship Deadline The following are the 2020-2021 AFROTC Scholarship deadlines and board dates. As a change from last year, there will be only three boards in October, February, and March. The AFROTC application deadline is January 14, 2021. AFROTC Board Dates 19-23 October 2020 22-26 February 2021 22-26 March 2021 Note that

2020-2021 AFROTC Scholarship Deadline and Board Dates2020-09-27T04:55:03+00:00

Seven Essential Reasons You Should Consider NOT Competing on the October Army ROTC Scholarship Board

There a number of great reasons not to compete on the October Army ROTC Board. For an average candidate, by waiting until January, you will likely increase your chances of receiving a scholarship. It is important to know you are only boarded once and receive a candidate score on that board. Even

Seven Essential Reasons You Should Consider NOT Competing on the October Army ROTC Scholarship Board2020-09-28T16:24:12+00:00

2020-2021 Army ROTC Scholarship Deadlines and Board Dates

The 2020-2021 Army ROTC scholarship deadlines and board dates have been announced. As per previous years, they are in October, January, and March. The 2021-2022 Army ROTC scholarship deadlines are: 9 October 2020 - board meets 19-23 October 2020 15 January 2021 - board meets 25-29 January 2021 5 March 2021 - board meets 15-19

2020-2021 Army ROTC Scholarship Deadlines and Board Dates2020-09-27T04:07:08+00:00

2020-2021 Application Window Opening Dates for the Army ROTC, Navy ROTC and Air Force ROTC Scholarship

Hi Everyone, Here opening dates and links for the various services ROTC scholarship applications for the school year 2020-2021. Here are the links for each of the Services: Navy ROTC:  Open on April 1st. Air Force ROTC:  Open on June 1st. Army ROTC:  Open on June 12th. ROTC Scholarship Consulting has an

2020-2021 Application Window Opening Dates for the Army ROTC, Navy ROTC and Air Force ROTC Scholarship2020-09-27T05:03:02+00:00

COVID-19 impact on 2020-2021 ROTC Scholarship Applicants

The two questions that have been raised by applicants who are rising high school seniors is whether the requirements or timelines will be changed for the SAT/ACT standardized tests and the impact of the cancellation of extracurricular activities (sports, volunteer opportunities, community service) to applicant competitiveness. Regarding SAT/ACT: Army, Navy and Air Force

COVID-19 impact on 2020-2021 ROTC Scholarship Applicants2020-09-18T03:09:42+00:00

Three Vital Steps to Outstanding ROTC Application Essays

Having sat an Army ROTC scholarship board, conducted hundreds of applicant reviews in my role as a PMS and in discussing applicant essay content with my officer colleagues, I wanted to give you my observations about what makes the best impression on these essays. What I am referring to the following essays

Three Vital Steps to Outstanding ROTC Application Essays2020-09-28T16:24:14+00:00

#1 Compelling Reason Why the Interview is King for the Air Force ROTC Scholarship

Panel Board Eliminated - Updated Air Force ROTC Scholarship Requirements In my contacts and conversations with several folks involved in the Air Force ROTC HSSP for this academic year, I’ve come to learn that the panel board of senior officers (lieutenant colonels and colonels) to select scholarship winners has been eliminated. This used

#1 Compelling Reason Why the Interview is King for the Air Force ROTC Scholarship2020-08-09T16:34:52+00:00

Three Vital Reasons for Mock Interview Preparation for ROTC Interviews

I posted a past thread regarding helpful tips from my perspective on how to prepare for either the ROTC scholarship or Service Academy interview. Three Vital Points: #1 I have had the pleasure of working with several ROTC scholarship candidates since I retired. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of practicing the

Three Vital Reasons for Mock Interview Preparation for ROTC Interviews2020-09-28T16:23:30+00:00

Four Essential Reasons to Ace the SAT or ACT to Win an ROTC Scholarship

After having observed the ROTC scholarship selection process over a six-year period as the PMS of two separate Army ROTC programs, combined with my research on the ROTC selection process for both the Air Force and the Navy, I can’t help remarking about the importance of the SAT/ACT in the overall selection process.

Four Essential Reasons to Ace the SAT or ACT to Win an ROTC Scholarship2020-08-09T16:35:28+00:00

Five Essential Ways to Ace the Army ROTC Scholarship Board

As a Professor of Military Science at the University of Southern California, I had the opportunity to sit a scholarship board for Army ROTC at Fort Knox, Kentucky. I wanted to give you my observations about the board in order to understand from one member’s perspective what we are looking for. What application

Five Essential Ways to Ace the Army ROTC Scholarship Board2020-09-28T15:52:50+00:00

Five Best Tips to Ace the ROTC Interview

After spending six years as a Professor of Military Science (PMS) at two separate Army ROTC programs (Claremont McKenna College and the University of Southern California), I conducted well over 200 PMS interviews. In advising people who come to me now for advice, they ask me what the number one thing to do

Five Best Tips to Ace the ROTC Interview2020-09-15T16:01:59+00:00

Five Compelling Reasons to Choose Private Colleges over Public Colleges for ROTC

As a former Army ROTC Professor of Military Science for two “high cost” schools (Claremont McKenna College and the University of Southern California) I am often asked if it is better to take ROTC at a public or private school? In cases where you have an Army, Navy, or certain Air Force ROTC

Five Compelling Reasons to Choose Private Colleges over Public Colleges for ROTC2020-08-09T16:35:57+00:00
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