Improve Your Chances
The best way to increase your chances of a full ROTC scholarship is to participate in an ROTC program in high school, preferably before senior year. If you are part of the program for at least two years, you'll have more opportunities to build a relationship with the ROTC commander, who can then go out of their way to "pull strings." These commanders have major connections, especially among HBCUs. However, even though the high school ROTC commander can connect you with the right people, it's crucial to do your part. This means maintaining a high GPA and obtaining as high an SAT score as possible.
These full-ride scholarships must be earned. Therefore, it's important to participate in several extracurricular, leadership, community, and volunteer activities throughout high school. The ROTC committee loves seeing applications that show a student who exudes leadership skills and a sense of giving back to the community. Trust us — this will significantly contribute to placing you ahead of the pack.