Military Academies

Military Service Academies and ROTC College Opportunities

                 Begin Researching these opportunities early!                        

The application  process begins the junior year of high school.

For students who would like to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, the five Service academies — the U.S. Military Academy (Army) in West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy (Navy/Marine Corps) in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy (Air Force) in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Coast Guard) in New London, Conn.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. — offer an outstanding education and full four-year scholarships. Tuition, books, board and medical and dental care are all fully paid for all four years.

The competition to get in is fierce. Admissions criteria include:

• High school academic performance - take honors and Advanced Placement classes
• Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) - take early your junior year
• Athletics and extracurricular activities 
• Leadership experience and community involvement
• A congressional letter of recommendation (not required by the Coast Guard Academy)

Graduates of all four academies receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as officers in their respective Service branch. In all cases, there is a service obligation of a minimum of five years.

Attend informational meetings during your sophomore year as the application process begins much earlier for an academy.  The application process will begin during your junior year, several months sooner than other colleges.   
To learn more about this opportunity, visit Today's Military

Summer Seminar - Junior Summer Opportunity

A great opportunity for students to explore if the academy is a great fit is to apply for Junior summer seminar opportunities. Applications are due early in their junior year.  This is a great opportunity to visit the academy, live on campus for several days, and take classes.  

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC scholarships are offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation. Each branch has unique or varying qualifications and availability.
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