Basically, I want to apply for a 4 year ROTC scholarship, but my mom is getting her citizenship in August 28 and there is no way for me to apply before the December deadline. What do I do, I've been in the US for 9 years and I'm 17 entering my senior year. Can I talk to a human being to make an exception, I'd be losing a big opportunity because my citizenship would come in 2 months late. I've always dreamed of joining the Army, unfortunately, the damn citizenship process meant I couldn't join a service academy, now it's gonna cost me ROTC too. If someone could please give me some advice, it would be very helpful.