Army ROTC Scholarship Chances

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  1. Rumer1313

    Rumer1313 New Member

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    Hi guys! I am now a senior in high school and currently applying for an Army ROTC scholarship. Let me know what you think my chances may be! Also my interview is next week so tips are appreciated.
    I am applying to mainly private schools 20k+ tuition
    My credentials are :
    -GPA: 3.83 unweighted (no AP classes because the were not offered at my school) but I have 3 college credits
    -SAT 1320, Math 680, Reading and Writing 640
    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
    -Coach of Youth Basketball team
    -Team Leader (Supervisor) ar Chick Fila
    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 remedial students
    -2016 Accounting Academic Award at my school
    -competing in ACSI art competition
    -Defensive Player of the year for Basketball
    -Back to Back Employee of the Month ( July and August 2016)
    - 5:50 mile time, 55 push ups in one minute 54 sit ups in one minute
     
  2. AggieWill

    AggieWill Member

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    Hi Rumer,
    First, be sure reseach this message board, use the Search feature for topics. There is a ton of good info on interview prep, application process, etc.

    Second, most knowledgeable people here will purposefully NOT handicap your chances based on the generic self-reported stats - there are just too many other variables at play (your interview, essays, Board scores, needs of the Army, etc). Focus on the Scholar Athlete Leader attributes (you look really good based on what you're showing above), kick butt in the Interview, and write some compelling, concise essays. Do all these things in an excellent manner, and you should do well on the Whole Person Score.

    One important point: Be very purposeful on your selection of schools. Do your research, and talk with the ROOs at each school you're interested in attending. If possible, visit those schools over the next month (before the 1st Board meets) and spend some time visiting the ROTC Battalion. Make sure they know you, and know that you are very interested in their program. Also, make sure that if your top schools on your list are "stretch" schools tha you also include at least one that is a certainty to get into.

    Best of luck to you, and thank you for your desire to serve!
     
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  3. Dckc88

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    Hey, I remember you! Sounds like you studied and improved your SAT score, great job! Like AggieWill saidl basically control the controllables. I also highly recommended building a relationship with the ROO's at your schools and visit when possible. Beyond the interview and doing what you can do, for the scholarship it is now a waiting game, focus on getting into to your schools and I am sure it will all work out well for you!
     
  4. Day-Tripper

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    Rumer1313,

    Your numbers & background look very good. Make sure your package is great, avoid stupid spelling/gramatical errors & kill the interviews.

    And, hey, even if you don't get a scholarship right away get accepted to college, join ROTC & apply again on-campus.

    The Army always needs new 2nd lieutenants.
     
  5. Hosegood98

    Hosegood98 New Member

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    Can someone tell me if I'm competitive for an Army ROTC scholarship with my credentials?

    GPA: 4.529
    Class rank: 2 of 350+
    SAT(new): 1230
    SAT(old) : 1830
    ACT : 26
    Extracurriculars: 3 varsity letters in wrestling, 2 in Cross country. Treasurer for National Honor Society. Business club member. Volunteer youth wrestling coach. Volunteer tutor for athletes.

    Thank you
     
  6. CSU Cadet

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    Pretty sure they look at your GPA percentile more than your actual GPA.
     
  7. Dckc88

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    GPA is unweighted on a 4.0 scale
     
  8. Hosegood98

    Hosegood98 New Member

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    My GPA is in 99th percentile. Unweighted it is a 3.98
     
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  9. Rumer1313

    Rumer1313 New Member

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    Do you guys know any questions they might ask?
     
  10. DanGir

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    They might ask questions like; tell us about yourself? why are you interested in the Army? What activities are you interested in?

    I would suggest you dress well, arrive on time or early, give a firm handshake, and speak clearly. Oh and try to relax.
     
  11. Day-Tripper

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    2 out of 350? C'mon dude, just apply already & wait for the offers!

    4.529 GPA? Omygawd!

    West Point awaits you if you get off this website & start the application process.

    Seriously, though, even if you don't go ROTC or military at all, those are some good damn numbers. You've got a great future. Our country needs smart, weel-rounded guys like you to make a difference.

    Good luck, hombre.
     
  12. Hosegood98

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    Thanks Day-Tripper. I'm currently applying to USNA. I asked for a nomination from my congressmen to Annapolis so I was unable to do the West Point application as well. I am looking forward to serving our country, no matter which branch I decide
     
  13. Day-Tripper

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    I'm pretty sure you'd be well-qualified for a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship with your numbers, even if you don't make it as an Annapolis plebe. And, remember, a lot of schools offer free (or reduced) room & board for ROTC scholarship students. Plus the monthly stipend (aka beer money).

    But don't wait too long. Competition, you know.
     

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