As a freshman already on campus, joining ROTC is still an option. There are sometimes a handful of campus-based scholarships available. You must register for Military Science class 101 and the leadership laboratory.
Campus Based Scholarships: Do not be discouraged if you are not initially awarded a national scholarship. There are sometimes a handful of campus-based scholarships available that the ROTC department can award. These may be 4yr scholarships or three year advance designee scholarships. These are similarly competitive. These campus based scholarships are normally awarded to the most well deserving cadets.