Army ROTC Scholarship Chances

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  1. Rumer1313

    Rumer1313 New Member

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    Hi guys! I am a junior in high school and looking to apply for an Army ROTC scholarship. Let me know what you think my chances may be!
    I am applying to mainly private schools 20k+ tuition
    My credentials are :
    -GPA: 3.87 unweighted (no AP classes because the were not offered at my school) but I have 6 college credits
    -SAT 1200, Math 610, Reading and Writing 590
    Leadership:
    - 10th grade Class Vice President
    - Varsity Captain of Basketball team
    - Owner of my own lawn care business (Fresh Cut Lawn Care)
    - Assistant teacher of 5th grade Spanish Class
    Work:
    - Job at Chick-Fila for 3 years (20 hours a week)
    -Lawn Care Business
    Sports:
    - 3 years of Varsity Basketball
    -Boxing for 2 years (competed in Pensylvania Golden Gloves)
    Extras:
    -volunteer tutoring for 2 years with remidial
    students
    -2016 Accounting Academic Award at my school
    -competing in ACSI art competition
    - 6:01 mile time, 55 push ups in one minute 54 sit ups in one minute
     
  2. nofodad

    nofodad Member

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    You're looking good. Get those SAT score up over 1300 combined and you'll stand out a little bit more.
     
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  3. CSU Cadet

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    You've got a good chance. Just like nofodad said, get your SAT up a bit more.
     
  4. futuresoldier5211

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    I would try to do some more leadership stuff. Special Olympics coach, local youth basketball league, help Coach at your boxing gym, etc... also, try to get yourself to 1300. If so, you got it.
     
  5. Dckc88

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    I don't agree with the get your leadership stuff up...I wouldn't add more activities just to add them, if you are applying this summer/early fall, they are not really going to add much to your already strong resume, with the start of your senior year you might have a few more things to add by default, but with working, tutoring, team captain and class Vice President under your belt, you have a lot of great leadership examples that will get you points, I wouldn't stress about manufacturing more stuff to add!

    As far as the SAT, it might be good enough, it might not. We do not have crystal balls on this forum or a place on the board where we get a say, but understand you are probably wanting to know if you are in the right ballpark from what we have seen. If you can retake the SAT and think you have a shot at improving it, then it might be a little extra insurance. However, your interview and survey are also items that will greatly add or retract from your chances based on how you do. But as has been said many times before in other threads, if you do not apply, you cannot get one. So definitely go for it!

    If you are going to retake he test, I recommend prepscholar.com, it is reasonably priced, available online and tailored to you. They guarantee a 200 point increase if you do the whole program and a 4 point ACT increase too. My daughter did half the program in 5 weeks and still improved her ACT by 3 points and that was after doing other popular programs as well. She had a friend do it doe 5 weeks for SAT and increase her score by 150 just in CR + math, not including her increase in writing. So something to consider. Both the examples I used put in about 3-4 hours a week for 5 weeks and got those kind of results. So as a Mom I think it is well worth $400.

    My daughter got a 3 year this year, lower GPA than you, similar ACT score, maybe a tad higher, (if converted to SAT), about the same amount of athletics, less "traditional leadership" roles but more volunteering, and a lower PFT score. If that gives you any context. And she was specifically nursing so I do not know if that is more or less competitive then the general scholarship. I would assume you are hoping for a 4 year so a higher SAT might help give you an edge, however, that is just one thing towards your whole person score. And based on my assumptions your score would already be higher than hers, absent the unknown variables of the interview and survey.

    The school selection will not matter as to whether you get a scholarship or not, just make sure you have schools you can get into!
     
  6. ENwifeArmyMom

    ENwifeArmyMom Member

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    I agree with the above. Our DD was a first round 4 year winner. What I would add is;
    1. It would not hurt to take the ACT. Our DD did much better on ACT.
    2. I think you get extra points for STEM majors.
    3. Practice your interview. Sometimes, given what bloggers said, that could have made a difference. Everyone looks good on paper or you wouldn't be applying. Your generation is not always great at one on one eye to eye contact.
    4. She ONLY ONLY applied to schools she was sure she could get in. If possible visit those schools. Call ROO ahead of time and do a meet and great. Send a thank you note afterwards. I know this is awkward, but ROTC at that college needs to say YES to you too. Make the best impression possible!!

    Good luck!!
     
  7. BAMA ROTC

    BAMA ROTC Member

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    My advice is be careful with seeking advice from unknown sources on an Internet message board.
     
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  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Amen 'bama
     
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  9. curious83

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    My son was just awarded a 3 year AROTC scholarship. His SAT was 1280. He had leadership (Eagle Scout) and VP of his class and a GPA weighted 3.7 ...and more college credits on his application. He also had Boys State. If it is not too late, look into seeing if you can go there in between your Junior and Senior year. It would help your application. Good luck!
     
  10. BAMA ROTC

    BAMA ROTC Member

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    Call a ROO at a school you are interested in!
     
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