Major Opportunity: A Faustian Scholarship

Dear CJ,

Congratulations on your early acceptance into University of XX. Please let me be one of the first to welcome you to the Class of 2013!
This is a great achievement and no doubt your family and friends are very proud of you. Your years of hard work and perseverance have paid off.  As you probably already know, XX is an elite institution rankedamong the top 10 universities nationally.  This year XX received 23,750 applications, of which only 457 were accepted as Early Decision.  Those accepted represent the nation’s top scholars and leaders.    

Now that you have been accepted to XX, the next hurdle is paying for your college education.  With tuition, fees, and books the total quickly adds up to a significant amount.  Over the course of four years at University of XX, this total comes out to more than $146,000, not including room and board. 
I am writing to personally invite you to apply for one of our full tuition scholarships.  Based on your academic success, I believe that you have the potential to earn an Army ROTC scholarship and be one of the elite few who join our ranks each year as freshmen at XX. 
Our prestigious scholarship is only offered to the best scholars, athletes and leaders who possess the most potential to excel both academically and militarily.  An Army ROTC scholarship pays 100% of your tuition plus a monthly stipend during the school year that starts at $300 your freshman year and rises to $500 by the time you are a senior.  In addition, an Army ROTC scholarship provides $600 per semester for books.  In all, a four year scholarship is worth approximately $162,000; the leadership experience is priceless.

Army ROTC students are just like every other student on campus, and many are active in fraternities, sororities, student government, and intramural sports.  Upon graduation from XX, students who complete the Army ROTC program are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Army.  Scholarship winners typically serve on active duty for four years after they graduate and are commissioned; however, there are other options for those who wish to serve part-time instead.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you again on your success and urge you to consider applying for our elite scholarship program.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have; you can contact me at 1-555-555-5555, or by email .

Major X, (Female) ROTC Officer

University of XX

Yes - CJ really received this email…and not long after a reader asked me to uncover ways to get money to pay for college.  This might be the answer to everyone's tuition nightmares, while at the same time creating an opportunity to remake Private Benjamin for the 21st Century.


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