The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC, often pronounced ROT-see) is a program to educate and train future US military officers at civilian colleges and universities. Students are simultaneously full-time college students and ROTC cadets or midshipmen. They take courses in military, air, or naval… Continue Reading “What Are ROTC Scholarships?”
The Space Force became the newest branch of the US military in 2019, and the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) commissions about 100 cadets as Space Force officers each year. This is around 10% of each graduating class. To prepare cadets for future Space… Continue Reading “Space Force Training at the Air Force Academy”
Students often ask when they should submit their ROTC scholarship applications. The short answer is to submit a strong and application early enough to be competitive when there are still many scholarships available. I’ve listed most of the ROTC scholarship board dates below. You… Continue Reading “ROTC Scholarship Board Dates”
The Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and West Point require a nomination. Learn what nominations are and how to get one.
Reading list to be more familiar with the military
For most high school students, exposure to the military is limited to books and movies. Even those from military families may wonder what it would be like to personally have the restrictions and responsibility of military life. Service academy summer programs can help answer… Continue Reading “Service Academy Summer Programs”