Applying for NROTC scholarship

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  1. Amesbury67

    Amesbury67 Candidate

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    I have become confused with the process for applying for an NROTC college scholarship. Are you supposed to apply to the college first and if you get accepted then seek the NROTC scholarship? Also I am a junior and was wondering when I should apply and if I should seek guidance from a recruiter first? It would be a big help if someone could explain the process to me so that it is easy to understand.
     
  2. MJP

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    Visit the NROTC website for complete information. It gives you all you need to know about applying, when, what schools participate and they various types of scholarships available.

    The application for NROTC scholarship applicants still in high school is it's own application. On it you will list 5 schools you'd like to attend(and can get into). If you get a awarded a scholarship, it will be awarded to one of those schools. If you do not get admitted to one of these schools your scholarship won't be activated and you can lose your scholarship so make sure you can get admitted.

    You apply for the colleges seperately and they admit you based soley on your application. Appy as early as you can for the schools so you know as soon as you get admitted.

    You typically want to start the application process for NROTC during your junior year.

    Take SAT/ACT as many times as you can and do prep for the math sections as they are the most important.

    Good luck
     
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  3. nofodad

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    You may want to consider a different user name
     
  4. Amesbury67

    Amesbury67 Candidate

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    Why should I change my username?
     
  5. NavyMom19

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    it is not wise or recommended that you use your real name (assuming that your current user name is your name) thus the suggestion to change uour user name.
     
  6. Amesbury67

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    There is no option to let me change my username. (or I'm dumb and cant find it)
     
  7. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Here is a link to a sticky that explains this issue about personal info.

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=28004


    One of the mods may be able to help you change the user name.
     
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  8. chud182

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    Another option might be just to create a new account (and user name) and stop using the old account.
     
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  9. Pima

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    Back on topic.

    I would also contact the units at the colleges you intend to tour. Ask if you can just pop in for an informal meeting.

    Units are like colleges, they have their own personalities. An informal meeting will also make you more comfortable talking with them when you go for the formal/required interview at the designated unit....they are less intimidating. You understand that they are human and know you are 17/18 years old and don't expect you to know what will be in your future as a mid/cadet.

    There are always candidates every year that fall in love with the college, but feel eh about the unit or vise a verse.

    Also remember a recruiters job is more about the enlisted and OTS aspect than NROTC. Some recruiters may have very little experience when it comes to the NROTC process, especially if they just transferred into this assignment.

    As others have stated keep taking that SAT and ACT because NROTC super scores. If you took the PSAT and became an NMSF make sure you place that on your resume as an award.
    ~ NROTC boards are national, and since you can only take it as a junior, usually only 1x, to become an NMSF, it also gives them insight into your score because an NMSF has the requirement that you be the top 5% of all of the test takers to qualify.
    ~~ Also many colleges on their pretty websites like to boast about the stats of their students, which can include the NMSF.

    The NROTC scholarship does not pay the full boat (no pun intended), so for some having an NSMF can increase the chance of getting merit, along with admissions might give you some edge if it is a reach.
    ~ Our DS was an NMF and he received a lot of merit, some schools basically gave him a free ride without the AFROTC scholarship...those were his safeties, his matches basically gave him enough that between the ROTC scholarship and merit it was free or close to free.

    I would also suggest that you start working out because you will need to do a fitness exam. Running should not be an issue for you, but you will have to do push ups and sit ups too with a required amount of time for resting. Plus, it is in a specific order.
    ~ To get a head start you might want to download the test and use it as a way to practice and max those points when you submit next summer.

    Finally, just remember even If you meet the first board, many are what is called reboarded. The reason why is they want to see a larger pool before they decide. Be realistic and assume that if awarded it will be right around now even if you submitted in July. Maybe sometime in October, but statistically unless you are a superstar it is going to be later.

    Good luck.

    Off topic.

    Chud, that is not a good idea regarding opening a new moniker. It is frowned upon on this site to have two active accounts. Additionally, if I am right they would need to create a new email account.
    ~ I recall when Bullet tried to open his account he received a message back saying he had one under Pima according to the email address. He wrote back and said I am her DH and that was why we were allowed two monikers at the same address.

    For future posters that lurk here it is just easier to choose the right moniker from the start or contact the mods.

    For amesbury and future candidates,

    Use the guidance of changing your moniker to hide your identity as best as you can. The reason why is you don't know everyone here. There are over 22,000 members, many of them that have insight will just lurk, unless they know for a fact false information is being reported.
    ~ NROTC use to have a poster called P17 or something like that...they only popped in to correct misinformation, but everyone knew they were at HQ NROTC.
    ~ There was also a poster that sat on the admissions board for UVA.
    ~ Insider is/was at USAFA tied to the admissions somehow.
    ~ There are probably at least 10 ALO(AF), BGO {Navy) and FFRs (Army) on this site.
    ~ There is also Clarkson, Bama, and Marist all attached to colleges.

    Just saying be smart.

    Good luck to the class of 2019
     
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