AROTC Scholarship Chances?

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  1. acllupin3

    acllupin3 Member

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    Hi I know this question gets asked a lot but I could really use some input. I got my application in for the January board and didn't get an offer. 3.9 weighted GPA. 13 out of 340 in my class, top 4% two year varsity letter winner in basketball. Played volleyball for two years. A lot of community service. I work part time. 2 AP classes and a majority of my classes are honors classes. My top choices are University of Maryland and University at Albany and I got accepted into both. I appreciate any help thank you.

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  2. acllupin3

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    I'm also in the key club, Spanish club and a member of the newspaper staff

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  3. 2018Class

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    Your stats look good. Have you had any leadership positions?
     
  4. Strength and Honor

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    SAT/ACT scores? Those are pretty big factors. Other than that you look solid.
     
  5. USN16x

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    +1 leadership and SAT/ACTs scores are a pretty big factor
     
  6. acllupin3

    acllupin3 Member

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    Sorry I didn't see that anyone replied. I was a captain for the volleyball team but couldn't continue the season due to a knee injury. My SAT scores are 620 for math, 640 critical reading and 670 writing

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  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    (sarcasm font on)....Great advice from a couple of High School Seniors...(off)

    Here's the deal. Your stats look just as great as 50% of the other 12000 applicants for the scholarship. None of us know what your CBEF score is, what your interview score was, or how the board scored your file.
    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/the-whole-person-score-what-is-it/

    So, if we tell you that your stats look great are you going to do anything different than if we tell you that your stats look like doodoo? Have you looked at the financial aid packages from the schools you've been accepted to? Are you prepared to invest in your future if you don't get an offer? Are you prepared to come to campus and compete for a campus based scholarship offer that may never come? How bad do you want to be an Army Officer?

    Don't you just hate it when you questions get answered with questions??
     
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  8. sheriff3

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    Your stats look competitive. If for some reason you do not get an offer on this last board you still have a good shot at a scholarship offer from your unit. Start doing your best to max the APFT. Good luck:thumb:
     
  9. EDelahanty

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    You look competitive to me. If it's SUNY Albany, they'd be getting you at a bargain rate compared to paying for you to attend host school Siena or RPI. (If you;re in-state you may want to consider using the scholarship for R&B rather than tuition).

    I hope your knee injury has healed completely. Good luck with the next board.

    (Clarkson Army must be sore because you weren't willing to go another 200 miles further north)
     
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  11. VB DAD

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    Clarkson speaks wise words. Many of us that post on here are on the outside that is the Mystic world of Cadet Command. I can only say that my DS attends a school that was awarded only one 4 year scholarships for the 2013-14 season. To date this school year nearly 10 cadets have received an on campus scholarship covering their last three plus years in school. Fitness and Motivation seem to be the biggest factors if you are to impress your AROTC staff at college, good luck.
     
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  12. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Stole a lacrosse player from U Maryland last year...I can't have them all (although I try).
     
  13. kinnem

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    That's an impressive sales job! Leaving College Park for the beautiful North Country is a choice only the most discerning of individuals would make! :biggrin:
     
  14. acllupin3

    acllupin3 Member

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    Clarksonarmy I love that you answered my question with questions that I can answer. No I can't do anything different but I just wanted opinions. Yes I've looked at financial aid, I'm not eligible because my parents make too much money. I'm going into the army whether I get this scholarship or not. It's all I've ever wanted to do. Please do not make me look like a naive high school student only looking for a way to pay for college. The scholarship would just be a bonus.

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  15. Jcleppe

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    Not sure where it was implied that you were just looking for a way to pay for school.

    As a member of the Cadre with the Clarkson Golden Knights Battalion, he only asked the questions any cadre member would ask of a potential cadet.

    Best of luck, sounds like you have a plan.
     
  16. acllupin3

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    If I misinterpreted the post then I apologize, I didn't mean to come off snarky or disrespectful or anything like that at all. It just seemed to me as though he was putting me down for asking my question. And while the answers will not change whether I receive a scholarship or not, I wanted to know some opinions of my stats while I'm waiting for a decision (which is a little nerve wracking) again I apologize for any miscommunication

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  17. kinnem

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    I don't think anyone thought you were just in it for the money nor do I think anyone thought your followup post was disrespectful. I certainly didn't. I think ClarksonArmy's post was to pointt out that there really is nothing you can do about any of it now. Anything other than letting the process play out at this point is mere speculation (as it really is back in September as well). You will not always receive reassurance in your life. Be patient. This is not the last time you will go through a process like this whether you receive a scholarship or not. (Think first job after your military career).
     
  18. ERAUMattmom

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    My 2 cents says "IF" Clarks was "putting somebody down".....it was the posters before him that were trying to help by giving their advice/opinions
    .....but their opinions or advice could maybe be equated to a 16 year old driver who has had their license for maybe a day trying to give driving advice to their friend who just got their permit.

    While those (new to the forum) posters meant well, normally the OP for the most part is looking for feedback and help from somebody with the experience that somebody like Clarks (AROTC) or Pima (AFROTC) can give them....

    Keep in mind my 2 cents worth is only .01426 cents...
     
  19. ThunderHawk

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    I have no idea how your stats stack up against anybody else, but I will say that it looks to me like you've been working hard to get good grades in the harder classes, are competitive academically at your school, and have played team sports consistently. Keep up the good work and you will go far! Speaking of going far, you should be working out regularly. Fast 2-mile-run, pushups, situps, pullups, etc on a regular basis because that's what you'll be doing the day your start college. You will want to be in shape for that.
     
  20. alvarado

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    Good luck! I'm hoping for one too!
     

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