AROTC Scholarship

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by vo.kasey, May 5, 2016.

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DO you think I got a shot?

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  1. vo.kasey

    vo.kasey New Member

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    I am wondering what everyone who has and has not receive a scholarship for Army Grade Grades, ACT/SAT (1600), sports played, jobs, leadership look like.

    And this would be for students who got the scholarshipp recently in school year 2015 and 2014

    I am wanting to compare what I have to see if I could possibly make the cut or not.

    3.2 GPA Unweighted (not many honors or ap's), 1100 SAT (1600 scale), 25 ACT, 4 year Varsity letter High school Swim (Most improved award-10ththth grade), Swim Team Captain since 10th grade, Del Norte Seal Team Captain, Worked as a cashier at Arbys for 2 years and still going, President of DNHS BBoys, and Boyscouts my freshmen year.

    Please reply if you have gotten the scholarship!

    THANKS
     
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  2. cmccabe24

    cmccabe24 Member

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    I have no idea. Obviously if you are highly involved and have great grades it is an easy choice. That being said, GPA for no APs seems low. Although, you never know. Nobody on this thread can give you a straight up answer. According to stats I should not have received a 4 year but I did. If you are interested why not at least apply? It doesn't hurt.

    Another adjustment that might help is to stop signing things with hearts.
     
  3. vo.kasey

    vo.kasey New Member

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    Thanks man! Applications don't open until June 13th so I can't apply just yet. I just want to see my chances, to see if I should just move on
     
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    You don't have a chance if you don't apply and it costs you nothing but time to do so.
    The GPA, SAT and ACT scores could use improvement. Your swim team work is a big plus as is your other leadership role.
    Even if you were a 4.0 1600 SAT kid I would tell you the following - always be working on plans B, C, D and E.
     
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  5. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    +1 Kinnem. I would say you may have an uphill battle for a national scholarship but you can certainly compete for one at your college. Good luck.
     
  6. AJC

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    add 200 points to your SAT and .3 to your GPA for starters
     
  7. BigBillNY

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    I do not want to sound demeaning, but there isn't much you can do at this point to help your GPA, but you can seriously study/prep for the SAT and ACT. You want to aim for 1300 SAT and 28 ACT, at a minimum, to help offset the lower GPA. That said, even if you don't get a scholarship, nothing is stopping you from enrolling in ROTC as a non-scholarship cadet. If you have the drive and commitment, you will do great and will be able to compete for an on-campus scholarship.
     
  8. Dckc88

    Dckc88 Member

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    I will echo the above advice, control the controllables. GPA will only be through this year, so it is what it is. The advice my daughter got last year was that she was not first round scholarship caliber (very few awarded first round), so to focus on coming in with a strong PFT and increase her score in her ACT (with that advice she studied and increased her score by 4 points). This advice came later so she took it in October and did not complete her file until after the first board met. She did receive a 3 year on the 3rd board. PM if you are interested in what prep course she used, she had tried others and they raised her score a little, but there was one that was affordable, easy to stick to and very effective in raising her score. Another thing she did with the extra time was visit schools and start good relationships with the ROOs at the schools she was interested in, And they were all very helpful to her in the process. It also gave her a clear plan B and C with possible on campus opportunities for scholarships if she had not won the national. Good luck to you. The application process is exciting and stressful all at the same time. Second guessing does not help, you cannot win if you do not apply!
     
  9. vo.kasey

    vo.kasey New Member

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    How do I enroll a non-scholarship cadet?
     
  10. AJC

    AJC Member

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    Contact the ROO at the school(s) you are interested in attending.
     
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  11. turtlerunnernc

    turtlerunnernc Member

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    Apply, you have nothing to lose. My son was a 3 year winner. Don't recall his SAT, but ACT 28, unweighted GPA 3.6 / weighted 4.02. 52nd out of 354 in his class
     
  12. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Apply, apply apply. And if you don't get it, enroll in AROTC as a non-contract cadet. My DS earned a 3 year AD scholarship three months into his freshman (MS-I) year by working his tail off.
    Contact the Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) of the AROTC program you are interested in.
     
  13. ENwifeArmyMom

    ENwifeArmyMom Member

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    AROTC first round 4 year winner ( nursing )
    ACT 28, AP & Honors classes, 4.0, School club president and vice president , National Honor Society , National Volunteer Society, Varsity athletics & Varsity letter (cross country, winter track, spring track)
    Girls State , Works as a Lifeguard.

    Agree with Dckc88! We visited schools and called the ROO ahead of time. Meeting the ROO gives you an insight into that particular program. We found every school to be very helpful.

    We really had no idea how the process worked or her chances. We found this blog just before she submitted for round one. The people on this blog have been very, very helpful. You can google anything you want to know. Posts may be old but a lot of the information still holds true.

    Best of luck!
     
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  14. ENwifeArmyMom

    ENwifeArmyMom Member

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    Contact ROO at the school and express interest in military science classes. If you don't get a scholarship this time there is ample opportunity to try again once you get to school. Rock PT. Rock Academics. Stay out of trouble. A million years ago my husband got a 2 year scholarship (junior & senior year) and was active duty for 22 years. There are different roads to what you want.
     
  15. Dckc88

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    I will add my DD's stats too
    3 year AD scholarship in third round (nursing)

    Honestly, looking at the stats on this forum first and second round, I honestly didn't think my daughter had a shot, but she was awarded a scholarship despite my doubts!

    3.57 GPA unweighted, a few honors classes, IB math and science. 26 ACT, 2 years varsity swimming, 2 years JV cross country, many individual road races, worked as lifeguard, swim instructor and nanny, 2 years hospital volunteer, middle school small group leader at church, high school leadership team at church, 13 years dance, assistant dance teacher, fluent in German, German tutor, Gold medal national German exam, and foreign exchange student. Volunteer work with special needs children in childcare at church. 25 sit ups and 44 PU in 1 minute and 7:01 mile time.

    As you can see, lots of things count towards your scholar, athlete and leadership score. There is also a survey that is scored and the PMS interview (Professor of Military Science)No one can tell you how you will end up, you just have to try!

    Another thing is to make sure your schools are realistic. You need to get into the school, and there needs to be a scholarship slot left if you do end up being the third round. My daughter had one stretch school academically on her list, and all but one of the schools were pretty popular Nursing ROTC programs. She put her safety school as her first choice because it was also the most affordable and where she would of gone with no scholarship. She ended up getting in and getting the scholarship to her stretch school (she had 3 schools or choose from) and that is where she is going! So it really is okay to dream a little bit and it cannot happen if you do not apply. However be realistic with some of the schools on your list too.

    And seriously, I will echo AJC, Gokings814, and ENWifeArmyMom, start contacting ROOs (Recruiting Operations Officer) at schools you are interested and at least one local because you will probably interview there. They can answer questions and give you accurate advice. And I would start now. My daughter started emailing her sophomore year from Germany, and then started visiting junior year.It helped her a lot to understand the process and to be prepared for it. She also found a lot of support and encouragement from 3 different ROOs, so that helped a lot too.
     
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  16. Dckc88

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    One more thing, there are kids on this forum who had GPA's as low as 3.0 and still won scholarships, so don't look at the stats listed above and think you do not have a chance. That always freaked me out for my daughter.
     
  17. Anthony B.

    Anthony B. Proud 4-year AROTC Scholarship recipient GMB '20

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    I was a 4 year winner in the second board

    1910 SAT
    32 ACT
    Varsity letter in football for 3 years, wresting for 2 years, and lacrosse for four years
    3.6 unweighted GPA
    2 AP classes junior year, 3 senior year
    Student representative to school committee
    Member superintendent student advisory council
    Lots of volunteer hours
    Member of NHS
    Worked 30+ hours a week during summer

    But again as previously stated, you'll never know if you don't apply
     
  18. MJP

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    Ds was just awarded 3 year scholarship. HS was 3.57, 2100 SAT but he worked his butt off to rank 4th in his unit and I believe that had a lot to do with it.
     
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  19. Trouthunter777

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    My friend, I totally agree with everyone who is telling you to apply. No harm, no foul.
    Second, this is the time to be applying. Field Training acceptance rate this year is 97%, probably an all time high. The reduced scholarships from the past few years have left the AF short of new officers and they are jamming them through.
    Third, try to get that ACT score up. Take the test as many times as you can...if not too late for applications. My son raised his score from a 26 to a 32 with hard work and a software package called "Boost Your Score" which you can get from Amazon. Never give up!
     
  20. vo.kasey

    vo.kasey New Member

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    Thanks so much! But doesent applications open up in June? Because when I tried signing up, it said it was closed!
     

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