Army ROTC Scholarship Chances?

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  1. mp00133

    mp00133 Member

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    I am a senior in high school, and have applied for an Army ROTC Scholarship. I was wondering if anyone could tell me my chances or give me any feedback. I had my interview completed and application sent in before the October 7th deadline, but I know they have now rescheduled that date. I received a 27 on my ACT, I have a 3.93 unweighted GPA and a 4.26 weighted GPA. I have taken many honors courses, and 2 AP courses. I am vice president of my class and have sailed on the sailing team for 4 years now. I am co-captain this year. I have worked at a pizza parlor busing tables and as a receptionist at a hair salon, but I had to give up these positions because of school work. I also taught kids how to sail at a summer camp last summer. I am a member of the SADD Club and the Interact club.
    Do I have any chance of receiving a scholarship?
    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. Pima

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    Nobody can give you a chance because nobody knows your school list. The scholarship is tied to both the college and the cadet.
     
  3. mp00133

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    My top two choices are Boston University and Syracuse
     
  4. CM11

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    GREAT GPA!!!!!

    will a 27 ACT get you into BU or Syracuse?
    Any sports besides Sailing?
    How'd your PFT go?
     
  5. mp00133

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    I did Cheerleading my freshman year but didnt like it! I do not play any other sports, but I am very into fitness (planning on majoring in exercise science and physical therapy). I did pretty well on the fitness exam, and am working out often to improve more. BU requires a 26-30 ACT score, and from the research I have done, I have about a 90% chance of getting in. I am also going to boston next week to meet with the head of their ROTC Program. Syracuse ACT average is 23-28.
     
  6. Strength and Honor

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    Welcome to the forums! I'm a senior as well applying for AROTC, and our stats are VERY similar! I think you have a good shot, but like everyone has said, there's no way to know how competitive it will be this year.

    Historically, though, people with equal to or less as impressive stats as ours have gotten scholarships. So hopefully that means the odds are in our favor. Good luck!
     
  7. goaliedad

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    Physical Therapy (unless you are going for a PT assistant) is a doctorate degree that you can approach as a post undergrad or a 6-yr (depending upon institution) all-in-one program. You an compete for the Educational Delay route after you graduate I believe (Aglahad will chime in and give details). Not sure if you can do the all-in-one type program with ROTC or not. I would start by asking the cadre at a school with ROTC and such a program if they can make it work. I would suggest another school in the same BN as BU - Northeastern. As I remember, their program is well regarded.

    Exercise Science is a different animal all together and far more conventional as far as your approach to schools and ROTC.

    If your wish is to be a physical therapist, you might consider getting your degree without ROTC and commissioning afterwards using loan repayment programs to cover your expenses. Not my area of expertise. Perhaps someone else from the medical sciences community here will fill in the details...
     
  8. mp00133

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    Thank you for your feedback!! What are your stats? Best of luck to you as well! I'm sure you're getting anxious waiting for answers too!
     
  9. Strength and Honor

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    3.83 GPA, 29 ACT (retaking in December), 2 years Varsity tennis, 2 year NHS member and Secretary, FIRST Robotics, honors classes and 2 AP classes.
     
  10. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    Nooooooooo!

    It's cool.

    Ok, this is going to sound VERY weird. If you want to be an Army Physical Therapist DONT major in Physical therapy. Do I have your attention? Good.

    http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt/index.php?id=27029

    The Military produces their own PT docs in house.

    Contact the PT recruiter for your region. See link below and good luck!

    http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt/index.php?id=87580
     
  11. goaliedad

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    Thanks for chiming in...

    We were not far apart, despite your answer. The graduate program would not require an undergrad degree in PT (obviously). Generally, IIRC there are 3 degrees that most people pursue (psych is one of them). There are a bunch of pre-reqs you need to have, etc. Most would do this for following the path you recommend with the Army doing the training.

    I brought up Northeastern because I understand that all cadets there are on 5 year (or longer) programs because of the coop programs they run. (Nobody graduates in 4 there by design) IIRC their DPT program is a 6 year - no stopping for BS along the way. Didn't know if it would be an allowed program - that is why I referred her to the cadre for Northeastern.

    That being said, DPT is not an easy degree. Admissions to graduate programs are very competitive. I would assume the same for getting it through the Army. The one advantage in a program like Northeastern's is that you are admitted as a freshman and just have to keep up the GPA.

    Hope I'm not confusing the issue more here...
     
  12. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    I'm not a PT expert. All of the providers are in the same training company during grad school at Ft Sam Houston (D/187). PT, OT, PA, SW, RD, MBA/MHA, etc all hang together and talk about our programs. I just know the PTs program is the longest and requires ALMOST the lengthiest (is that a word?) research projects (my thesis was insane). All my degrees minus 1 came from no-name colleges, but I know Baylor is well respected in the civilian word and is the gold standard for Army medical graduate programs.

    My pet peeve (soapbox time) is people joining ROTC to become medical officers...don't get accepted for Ed Delays...and then become the grumpiest chemical officer in the brigade. I beg people not to join ROTC (for undergrad) if they want to become medical officers (except nurses and dieticians). Everyone believes they'll be select for Ed delays when they realistically ed delays are the exception and not the rule.

    Ok, I'm off my soapbox. If ROTC will pay for an all-in-one program, go for it! I'll see if I can pull some Army PT statistics to help with the decision making process.
     
  13. jamesb

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    I am a freshmen this year and I received 3 scholarship offers last year. I was offered scholarships at both Boston University and Syracuse. I had a 1200 CR/M SAT score and a 4.1 weighted GPA. I took 17 honors and AP classes in high school. I had 5 varsity letters along with captain of one sport and a member of 2 other clubs. I was an all conference athlete in one of my sports. Be advised that I did NOT get into either Syracuse or Boston university.
     
  14. mp00133

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    Jamesb, thank you for your feedback. Where did you end up attending out of curiosity?
     
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    I ended up going to the University of Delaware.
     
  16. CM11

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    Jamesb, Im still trying to figure this all out. If you dont mind me asking was your third scholarship offer to University of Delaware? (a great school btw so congrats!) or did you have to request a transfer?

    Thanks for your response.
     
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    Yes, my 3rd scholarship offer was to University of Delaware. Originally, the paper I received in the mail in the spring with my offers said my University of Delaware offer was 3-year but when I arrived on campus they said that was an error and I had actually received a 4-year.
     
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    Some error. The closest I've come to that was when I was trying to avoid a hotel on Baltic Avenue and drew a Community Chest card that said: "Bank error in your favor. Collect $75."
     
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    :shake: Your usual inimitable humor!
     
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