How to Win ROTC Scholarships

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Winning an ROTC scholarship from any branch of the U.S. Military can relieve a student from the prohibitive costs of a college education. Totaling more than $100,000 over a four-year period, these scholarships have become among the most competitive in the nation, with tens of thousands of applicants every year. This straight-shooting guide is dedicated to providing an edge for applicants who want their applications to stand out from the crowd. This newly revised guide walks you through the steps of putting ...

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Overview

Winning an ROTC scholarship from any branch of the U.S. Military can relieve a student from the prohibitive costs of a college education. Totaling more than $100,000 over a four-year period, these scholarships have become among the most competitive in the nation, with tens of thousands of applicants every year. This straight-shooting guide is dedicated to providing an edge for applicants who want their applications to stand out from the crowd. This newly revised guide walks you through the steps of putting together the best application possible by showing you the intricacies of the ROTC scholarship process:

Tips on how to identify and market your varied experiences as qualities that will cause the ROTC scholarship boards to take notice of you

Candid advice from a former member of an ROTC scholarship selection board

Eight actual ROTC applicant essays along with advice on how to write essays that will appeal to the military

A special section designed to help you ace the ROTC interview, a critical part of the selection process

An application checklist designed to keep you on schedule

A comprehensive listing of all the colleges and universities with ROTC programs in your area

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935448136
  • Publisher: Lost Coast Press
  • Publication date: 1/16/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 584,344
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

Preface xiii

1 What Is an ROTC Scholarship? 1

2 Which Service is Right for You? 9

3 Position Yourself for Success 33

4 Who Should Apply for an ROTC Scholarship? 40

5 Diversity in ROTC 50

6 The Importance of the SAT/ACT 56

7 ROTC Unit and College Visits 64

8 Physical Readiness 68

9 How to Fill Out the Application 72

10 Tips for the Essay 87

11 Recommendations 102

12 The Interview 106

13 What Happens When You Submit Your Application? 115

14 How is a Board Member Selected? 117

15 In Front of the Board 120

16 Results of the Board 128

17 FAQ for Parents and Other Advisors 132

18 Summary 138

Appendix A ROTC Scholarship Application Checklist 139

Appendix B Service Branch Contact Information and Multimedia Resources for ROTC Issues 142

Appendix C List of Colleges With ROTC Programs 147

Index 215

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Great book

    This is a great book for people interested in the military or rotc.

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