AROTC Scholarship Chances

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  1. taymcg12

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    I just wanted to inquire as to how I am looking as far as being offered either an AROTC 4 year of 3 year scholarship. The three year is great for me because while receiving more money would be awsome, my biggest concern is getting a contract. I am not sure if the school of choice makes a difference, but if I accept a scholarship, I want to attend VMI (the only other non-academy to which I am applyin gis the Citadel) and plan on majoring in IS and Political Science. The scholarship is my backup for the SA's. I am a rising senior and my GPA is about a 4.03 weighted and a 3.53 unweighted. I recieved a score of 1860 on the SAT, Math-540, Reading-710, Writing-610. I am planning on taking it one more time in October. I am 19nd out of 228 in my class. I also have plenty of sports such as: Track 2 years (1 letter), Cross Country (will letter) 1 year, football 2 years (co-captain), and wrestling (will letter) 1 year, and recreational/travel soccer (co-captain). I also have plenty of other EC's such as: clubs- VA DECA Club 2 years, Beta Club 3 years (and am currently the treasurer), Spanish Club 3 years, Trojan Club (Varsity athlete club) 2 years, SCA representative for 3 years, and am currently my class Parliamentarian. I am also attending a selective leadership program held by my local Chamber of Commerce. Almost every class I have taken throughout high school has been either advanced (not AP) or dual enrollment college credit. I also attend an emgineering program called the Piedmont Academy of Engineering and Technology for morning classes every school day (for junior and senior year) that is similar to a Governor's School program. I take college english, math, and engineering classes there. With this program I completed a 2 week program called Industry Fundamentals which focused on team building excercises and also allowed me to tour several multi-national company facilities such as FedEx Air and Volvo. This summer I completed a 4 week engineering internship with a multi-national transformer company called ABB Inc. I also work about 20 hours a week at Chick-Fil-A. I am also a licensed U.S. Soccer referee and work as a ref for a soccer club. I also volutnteer as a youth coach for this club. I am proficient in two 3D modeling engineering MATHCAD Softwares: SOLIDWORKS and APT Creo. I am very good at public speaking and interviews so I am not worried about the interview. I have earned 26 college credits. I will probably get about 55 pushups, 60 situps (probably a few more), and about a 6:30 mile on the AFPT.

    So how am I looking for a contract?
     
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    Also, does having a STEM major make a difference in chances for the AROTC scholarship like the NROTC scholarship? I am still considering Civil Engineering.
     
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    I would also like to add that I am being pretty conservative on the pushups score. I will most likely get closer to 70.
     
  4. ChildeRoland76

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    Looks like a strong application. You say you have 26 college credits. Are those dual enrollment credits, or are you counting passed ap tests? This is very important because there is a limit to how many actual college credit you can have at the start of the program.

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    As far as STEM major, I'm not sure of, I'm pretty sure it doesn't play as big of a role for Army Rotc. My son is a finance major with Army Rotc.

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    IMHO, you should be applying to more colleges, one of which should be an in state public that you can afford without the scholarship. Besides, don't they require you to list an in-state public as one of your choices? I know Navy does but not sure on Army. Anyway, although you have a pretty good application you may still not receive a scholarship. You need to be prepared with a plan if that's the case.
     
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    Thank you for the response. It is definetly a confidence booster among other things. All of my college credits are dual enrollment. I will have closer to 40 credits by the end of this year. The progrma I am in is designed so that students can be close to an Associate's degree upon graduation. I feel like this should help my appliction look a lot better. The only thing I have to do is send Cadet Command a letter from the colleges that I am accepted to stating that I am being admitted as a freshman. Do you know if chances increase or decrease for the 2nd and 3rd boards?
     
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    I was originally also applying to Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, but then I realized that I truly want to go to a SMC with a full Corps student body. I feel that the Ratline and Knob year will be more of a challenge. I am also appying to USNA and USMA. I also have two backup plans to choose from. If I am not offered a scholarship,I will decide between enlisting in the Marine Corps and applying for the MECEP program in 3 years or I will attend VMI or The Citadel and try for a 3 year scholarship after my first year. I am trying for both the MArine Corps and AROTC scholarships, but I feel that I have a MUCH better chance at the AROTC scholarship because the Corps puts so much more emphasis on the fitness test and the Army. My dream is to be a Marine Corps officer, but not at the expense of not knowing wether or not I will be contracted, which is why I will take the AROTC Scholarship if I am offered that rather than trying to get a 3 year Marine Scholarship after my first year. Even though the Marines is my number one choice, I definetly think that I will still be super happy being an Army officer. The one problem with this is that I feel like I can most likely better myself physicaly in that year enough to be competetive for the MO NROTC Scholarship. So, it is really either taking the safe route or venturing into the unkown with a chance at finding what I'm looking for. What do you suggest in this dillema?
     
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    Also, what amounts of pushups, situps, and time on the run do you all think will make me competitive?
     
  10. ChildeRoland76

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    You might want to read the requirements for the different scholarships. I believe you might be over the credit limit for some of the options. Someone like Clarkson could shed more light on the subject.

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    Yes sir I have. The max amount you can have is 15, but all that means for me is that I will apply as a Freshman and drop all but 15 credits to be admitted as a freshman.
     

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