4 Year scholarship for Private/OOS

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  1. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    What is the likelihood of receiving a 4-year scholarship to a private or out-of-state? I've heard of many top candidates only receiving 3-years to privates due to cost.

    Has anyone here received a 4-year to a private or out-of-state school? Thanks! :thumb:
     
  2. Full Metal Bulldog

    Full Metal Bulldog Citadel Class of 2016

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    What is the likelihood of receiving a 4-year scholarship to a private or out-of-state? I've heard of many top candidates only receiving 3-years to privates due to cost.

    Has anyone here received a 4-year to a private or out-of-state school? Thanks! :thumb:


    I received a 4 year AROTC scholarship to The Citadel, which though technically is a "public" school, it receives most of it's funding through private funding. The school was also out-of-state for me.

    Honestly, what got me in was my grades. My PT score was ok, not great. My PMS interview went awesome, but I'm not sure how much weight that actually holds. My leadership was pretty good, but nothing out-of-this-world (XO of a very large and renowned JROTC program and a contributing member of a few other clubs across the school). I wasn't an athlete save for being Captain of my school's Air Rifle team.

    Also, I competed for an in-school scholarship as well, so that will make a difference.

    Honestly though, from my experience with peers and by reading this forum, having S***-hot grades is the most important. Make that your priority. Then let everything else fall into place by trying your best. Good luck.
     
  3. goaliedad

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    You've got to read all the threads in this forum every day to find your questions answered without having to ask again...

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=33382

    BTW, Clarkson is a Private.

    And I believe Marist also has mentioned that every cadet at his school who has had above a 3.0 has received a scholarship. Now that isn't a 4-year as obviously they have to earn them on campus, but understand that the 4-year scholarship is awarded to a minority of freshmen.

    That being said, there are a lot more 3-year AD scholarships than there used to be. This isn't the end of the world either, as many campuses have leftover money to upgrade cadets who do extremely well an upgrade to a 3.5 yr.

    And every year CC tweaks its scholarship allocations and numbers, so what was true last year may not be true this year.

    Best advice - apply to a variety of schools where you will do well (significantly above average for admitted students) and be happy regardless of the ROTC scholarship situation. Control that which you can and be grateful for opportunities that come from your hard work.
     

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