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ROTC Scholarship Parents: Do You Support Your Children? The Applicant-Parent Dynamic

The following is a guest post from our friend, Sean Kim, USAFA Class of 2025 Appointee. Sean also won a Navy ROTC-Marine Corps Option and an Army ROTC scholarship. We asked him to blog on his thoughts on the applicant-parent dynamic and what he and others have experienced while navigating the ROTC scholarship

ROTC Scholarship Parents: Do You Support Your Children? The Applicant-Parent Dynamic2021-06-16T20:10:01+00:00

Marine Corps Option, Navy ROTC Sample Letters of Recommendation: English Teacher and Coach

One of the requirements for the Navy ROTC- Marine Corps Option Scholarship is an evaluation and written narrative from an English teacher and one other evaluation from a teacher, counselor, coach or employer. Marine Corps teacher evaluations can be overwhelming for prospective candidates. Below we provide samples for each teacher as well

Marine Corps Option, Navy ROTC Sample Letters of Recommendation: English Teacher and Coach2021-06-05T16:47:16+00:00

Navy ROTC Sample Letters of Recommendation: Math and Physics Teachers

One of the requirements for the Navy ROTC Scholarship is an evaluation and written narrative from a Math teacher and one other evaluation from a teacher, counselor, coach or employer. Navy ROTC teacher evaluations can be overwhelming for prospective candidates. Below we provide samples for each teacher as well as what makes

Navy ROTC Sample Letters of Recommendation: Math and Physics Teachers2021-06-05T16:48:38+00:00

Navy ROTC Nurse Option Sample Letters of Recommendation: Science Teacher and Employer

One of the requirements for the Navy ROTC Nurse Option Scholarship is an evaluation and written narrative from a science teacher and one other evaluation from a teacher, counselor, coach or employer. Navy ROTC teacher evaluations can be overwhelming for prospective candidates. Below we provide samples for each teacher as well as

Navy ROTC Nurse Option Sample Letters of Recommendation: Science Teacher and Employer2021-06-05T16:48:30+00:00

5 Best Things You Can Do Now to Be Ready for ROTC in the Fall

The time between getting an ROTC scholarship and starting your program in the fall should be used productively to get off to a good start when you arrive on campus. Particularly for those with a three-year Army ROTC scholarship, preparing now and hitting the ground running once you start ROTC will impress

5 Best Things You Can Do Now to Be Ready for ROTC in the Fall2021-06-05T16:48:19+00:00

Study Abroad and ROTC – Benefits of ROTC Scholarships

Cadets and midshipmen in ROTC benefit greatly from doing a study abroad during their time in ROTC. Studying abroad helps students learn new languages, appreciate other cultures, overcome challenges of living in another country, and gain a greater understanding of the world. These are all things that the military emphasizes given the likelihood

Study Abroad and ROTC – Benefits of ROTC Scholarships2021-03-29T18:56:45+00:00

Height and Weight Requirements for ROTC Scholarships: Know the Standards

If you are applying for an ROTC scholarship, a key element is making sure you meet height and weight requirements as you begin the application process. Non-scholarship cadets do not need to meet requirements, however if you are planning on winning a scholarship, you must meet height and weight requirements before you

Height and Weight Requirements for ROTC Scholarships: Know the Standards2021-03-24T18:08:49+00:00

Dental School and ROTC

ROTC is an excellent avenue to eventually become a dentist in the military. Learn more about dental school and ROTC below! An ROTC scholarship, combined with a dental school scholarship or loan forgiveness, can potentially mean zero out-of-pocket expenses after the conclusion of dental school. The routes are different for each military

Dental School and ROTC2021-03-22T20:59:50+00:00

ROTC Scholarship Contracts

The first time that many ROTC scholarship recipients view ROTC scholarship contracts is when they are on campus and ready to sign in order to receive scholarship benefits. That is probably too late to be fully informed of the obligations set forward by the Armed Services ROTC program. The purpose of this post

ROTC Scholarship Contracts2021-03-22T20:34:09+00:00

Law School and ROTC: Become a JAG Officer

ROTC and Army ROTC in particular is an excellent avenue to eventually become a lawyer in the military. This post will address how to navigate the route of attending law school immediately following an undergraduate program and commissioning as a second lieutenant in the Army or Air Force. It does not discuss

Law School and ROTC: Become a JAG Officer2021-03-19T03:01:18+00:00

Medical School and ROTC: Become a Doctor

ROTC is an excellent avenue to eventually become a doctor in the military. An ROTC scholarship, combined with a medical school scholarship or loan forgiveness, can potentially mean zero out of pocket expenses after the conclusion of medical school. The routes are different for each military service and more probable for the

Medical School and ROTC: Become a Doctor2021-03-19T03:00:26+00:00

ROTC Fitness Tests

The ROTC fitness test carries varying weights in selection for an ROTC scholarship. In this post, we’ll break down each Service’s ROTC scholarship fitness test, the emphasis they each put on the test, how it is scored, and ways and resources you can use to improve your score. You can also listen to

ROTC Fitness Tests2021-06-24T00:42:47+00:00

Which College ROTC Programs Are The Best?

Often when we advise candidates and their parents on ROTC programs, we are asked the question if a particular ROTC is “good” or not? Will one particular ROTC program be a better place to be a cadet or midshipman than another school?  You can also listen to our podcast that answers this

Which College ROTC Programs Are The Best?2021-01-27T18:29:26+00:00

Passing the ROTC DoDMERB Physical

Medical clearance is an important but confusing part of joining the military. Acceptance into an ROTC program is no exception.  This article will discuss automatic medical disqualifiers for ROTC and break down the entire process, explaining how DoDMERB plays into the process. If you have yet to apply for an ROTC scholarship,

Passing the ROTC DoDMERB Physical2021-06-24T00:30:24+00:00

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 Board2021-06-24T00:33:47+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-192021-01-27T18:50:08+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

Top Nine Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) at an ROTC Interview2021-01-27T18:45:45+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

Does ROTC Increase Your Chances of Getting into College?2021-06-24T00:35:11+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?2021-06-10T17:50:43+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 Commentary2021-06-05T15:20:06+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 Commentary2021-06-05T15:17:04+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

Top 5 Considerations for the Army ROTC Nursing Scholarship2021-06-05T15:17:17+00:00

2021-2022 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 January 31, 2022. Make sure you complete your packet by this date. The Marine Corps Option boards will be held: November 2021 February 2022 Note that each Marine Corps Recruiting district

2021-2022 Navy ROTC Marine Corps Option Scholarship Board Dates and Deadlines2021-06-05T15:20:11+00:00

2021-2022 Navy ROTC Scholarship Deadline and Board Dates

Hi Everyone, The Navy ROTC scholarship application deadline is December 31, 2021. All application requirements must be submitted by this date. The following are the 2021-2022 Board Dates for the Navy ROTC Scholarship: 18-22 October 2021 15-19 November 2021 10-14 January 2022 24-28 January 2022 7-11 February 2022 21-25 February 2022 7-11

2021-2022 Navy ROTC Scholarship Deadline and Board Dates2021-06-05T15:20:19+00:00

2021-2022 AFROTC Scholarship Deadline and Board Dates

AFROTC Scholarship Deadline The following are the 2020-2021 AFROTC Scholarship deadlines and board dates.  The AFROTC application deadline is January 13, 2022. AFROTC Board Dates 18-22 October 2021 21-25 February 2022 21-25 March 2022 * *Keep in mind that the 21-25 March 2022 board will only convene if needed.  AFROTC encourages that

2021-2022 AFROTC Scholarship Deadline and Board Dates2021-07-16T17:31:27+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 Board2021-06-05T15:17:24+00:00

2021-2022 Army ROTC Scholarship Deadlines and Board Dates

The 2021-2022 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: 5 October 2021 – board meets 18-22 October 2021 11 January 2022 – board meets 24-28 January 2022 1 March 2021 –

2021-2022 Army ROTC Scholarship Deadlines and Board Dates2021-06-05T16:46:31+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 Scholarship2021-06-24T00:37:48+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 candidate

Three Vital Reasons for Mock Interview Preparation for ROTC Interviews2021-06-24T00:38:57+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

Four Essential Reasons to Ace the SAT or ACT to Win an ROTC Scholarship2021-06-24T00:39:58+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 Board2021-06-24T00:41:18+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 Interview2021-06-24T00:42:08+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

Five Compelling Reasons to Choose Private Colleges over Public Colleges for ROTC2021-06-24T00:42:33+00:00
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