AROTC Chances?

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  1. littlepatriot

    littlepatriot Member

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    Hi all!
    I've been on this forum in the past under a different user, but over the years I forgot my password and switched email addresses, so I created a new user. I was wondering what my chances are for an AROTC scholarship, either a 3 or 4 year.

    For background, I am a female currently living in a small town in the Midwest, headed into my junior year. My current school list includes Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, and Purdue University in no particular order.

    Academics:
    Rank: 2/146
    GPA: 3.99 UW/4.33 W
    AP/Honors: AP World History (3 on exam), Honors English 9, Honors English 10. Will have taken all available AP and Honors classes by graduation.
    2x Principals List.
    ACT: 29 C, 34 E, 27 S, 32 W 22 M. Will retake for sure.
    SAT: 1800 C, 680 CR, 540 M, 580 W. Retaking this year as well.

    Athletics:
    Varsity Cross Country, 2 varsity letters, one year of team co-captaincy, mental attitude award winner freshman year. Will have 4 varsity letters and 3 years of co-captaincy by graduation.
    JV basketball, 2 years.
    JV softball, 2 years, team attitude award winner and co-captain sophomore year.
    I also play for a competitive travel team that plays year-round.

    EC: Church/school volunteer, help greet, make copies, clean gym after athletic contests, etc.
    Assistant athletic director at local middle school.
    Volunteer youth softball coach.
    ~50 volunteer hours so far.
    Part time job at an auto shop, ~20 hrs/week.
    President of my area's STEM coalition/chapter. I work with around 45 other high schoolers and adults from local STEM companies to help put on an annual competition.

    Will join NHS this year and run for an officer position. Also planning on running for class president.

    Well, I think that's about it for me. Thank you all for taking the time to read this thread, and any advice you might have for me!
     
  2. ProspectiveCandidate12

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    Hi! I am also looking to participate in ROTC. I don't know everything, but what I do know is the the ROTC boards are looking for the ideal "package" (Scholar, Athlete, Leader). Your GPA is much better than mine, but your standardized test scores are lacking. A few months of studying did my score wonders and I bet you can get your ACT to 31+ and SAT to 2000+. Also, I believe your weakest area of the "package" is leadership. I am sure you are a great leader but you need more concrete evidence to prove to the board that you are a true, natural leader. Get involved in clubs, show your ability to leader, and hopefully get elected class president! I hope this helps. Good luck on your quest in becoming a military officer!
     
  3. littlepatriot

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    Would 4, possibly 5 years of team captaincy, 2 years of a regional club presidency, an NHS officer position, 2 years of an assistant coaching job, and 4 years of being an assistant athletic director not be enough leadership? Not trying to be rude at all, simply curious about what else I could do.
     
  4. ProspectiveCandidate12

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    No, that would be a good amount of leadership! You haven't even been accepted into NHS, much less elected officer so until then you can't consider it being part of your package. Also, I don't think being assistant athletic director would have much influence under the leadership category, as I see most people viewing that as more of a showing of matureness and ability to handle a task to be chosen for the position, but I could be misinterpreting the dynamic. Your experience as a team captain is great and all, but showing diversification is more important than just doing the same thing for 4 years. Sorry for not explaining this earlier. Everybody has a weak aspect, no matter how qualified you are. I only identified yours from my perspective.
     
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    Also I didn't see your club participation at first! It seems like a very big commitment and should do wonders for your application. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  6. littlepatriot

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    Hey not a problem at all! It's an easy thing to miss in a lot of text. Thanks for all the advice, and good luck to you in your future goals as well!
     

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