Committed to Serve

Rocky Point High School senior Christofer Casswell has been named an Army ROTC scholarship recipient and is one of only three Long Island students to earn the program’s four-year scholarship so far this year.  

In order to be considered for the scholarship, Christofer was required to complete a lengthy and detailed application process. This included a survey, interview, physical fitness test and examination by the ROTC’s review board.
“I’ve always felt the need to serve my country,” said Christofer. “This opportunity will not only provide me with the chance to accomplish that goal, but to also gain valuable leadership qualities while having a genuine college experience.”

Christofer will be joining the ROTC program at Providence College next fall, where he plans to major in political science. During his four-year enrollment, he will take a traditional course load of classes while also participating in the ROTC’s leadership classes and physical training program, including field and infantry exercises. Upon graduation, he will exit college will the ranking of active lieutenant and serve four to five years in the Army by committing to active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard.

“This scholarship opportunity speaks a great deal about the character of Christofer – in particular, his dedication and commitment,” said Principal Susann Crossan.