Army ROTC Scholarship Boards

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  1. tibreaker

    tibreaker Member

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    How are scholarships awarded from board to board? I know that every applicant receives a certain amount of points depending on the strength of their application, but does being viewed in multiple boards increase ones chances of getting a scholarship? Any explanation is appreciated.
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    On the first board they score the applicants and rate them from #1 on down, they then select a certain number, which they decide at the time, from that list to award scholarships. The rest of the applicants are rolled over to the next board.

    Now comes the second board, all the new applicants, the ones that did not have their applications done for the first board, are given a score by the board. These new applicants are pooled together with the applicants that rolled over from the first board. They now make a new list by using all the scored applicants again starting at #1 on down. This means that the first applicant not selected from the first board will not simply be the first applicant on the new list. New applicants being reviewed for the first time may score higher putting them farther up the list.

    There are a lot of applicants that do not submit in time for the first board but make the second board. While a first board rollover is getting a second look, there is not much of an advantage due to the large number of new applicants for the second board.

    The third board operates the same way, although there are usually not as many new applicants for the third board. The third board would be the place that you might have a better chance due to the numbers.

    Hope that made at least a little sense.
     
  3. tibreaker

    tibreaker Member

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    Thanks that was perfect
     
  4. Falcon A

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    It is also true the the first board tends to award all 4 yr scholarships. Last year it was less than 300 total awards.

    Second board was around 1000 scholarships awarded, with approx 300 being 4 yr and the remainder being 3 yr scholarships.

    The last board was around 1200 scholarships with over 90% being 3 yr scholarships.
     
  5. tibreaker

    tibreaker Member

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    Oh okay thats interesting thanks for the info.
     
  6. AJC

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    Does anyone know how the total number of applications that are typically are submitted per year?
     
  7. Falcon A

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    I've seen conflicting info . . . UNG FAQs said just over 4000 applications for Army ROTC scholarships, but I've also seen on Norwich FAQs and other places that the typical number of Army ROTC applications is around 10,000 each year. My sense is that the number is probably closer tot he 10,000 number. Others may know more.
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I pull those numbers every year. 10-12k start an application. 8-9k actually complete their file, and roughly 3k offers are made. Those are rough numbers and they are trending down.
     

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