If serving your country in the military after college appeals to you, check out the availability of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs and scholarships on your college campus. While most of these scholarships are given to students just entering college, a limited number of three-, two-, and even one-year scholarships are available for students already in college.
Scholarships are competitive and based on academic performance, physical fitness, extracurricular activities, and a personal interview.
In return for this financial aid, you agree to join the military for a set number of years after graduation, as an officer either on active duty or in the Reserves or National Guard. The length of service depends on the military branch you choose and your field of specialty, but four years is a common length. Some services offer health-related or Nurse ROTC programs.
Because of the service commitment required immediately following graduation, consider a ROTC scholarship carefully before you accept it. Learn more about ROTC scholarships at http://www.todaysmilitary.com/.