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Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Army Headquarters
U.S. Army Cadet Command
55 Patch Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and high school seniors, graduates or college freshmen with at least four years of college remaining who wish to attend one of 600 colleges and earn a commission. Recipients must serve in the Army for four to eight years after graduation.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: October 9; January 15; March 11
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Harlan K. Ullman Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes Inc.
301 S. Main Street
Horseheads, NY 14845
Eligibility: Applicants must be Corning-Painted Post High School students who seek a role in society that makes a difference and have an interest in pursuing a career in government policy, education, military, or other related public services even in the private sector. Students must be truly exceptional individuals most importantly with the potential to achieve great things.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 18
How to apply: Applications are available online.

NROTC Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Naval Service Training Command Officer Development
NS Great Lakes
2601A Paul Jones St
Great Lakes, IL 60088-2845
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 17 years old as of September 1 of their first year of college, no older than 23 on June 30 of that first year and must be younger than 27 at the time of anticipated graduation. Students must attend an NROTC college and have no moral or personal convictions against military service. Those interested in the Navy program, including Nurse-option, must have an SAT critical reading score of 530 and a math score of 520 or an ACT score of 22 in English and 22 in math. For the Marine Corps option, students must have an SAT composite score of 1000 or an ACT composite score of 22. Applicants must also meet all Navy or Marine Corps physical standards.

Amount: Full tuition and fees, books, uniforms and monthly stipend
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact information for regional offices is available online.

Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contests
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Eligibility: Applicants must submit a three- to five-minute audio essay focused on a yearly theme. Students must be in the 9th to 12th grade in a public, private or parochial high school, home study program or overseas U.S. military school. Foreign exchange students are not eligible for the contest, and students who are age 20 or older also may not enter. Previous first place winners on the state level are ineligible.

Amount: $1,000-$35,000
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online but must be submitted to a local VFW post.