Battalion Commander Scholarship

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  1. KELLYS3ANGELS

    KELLYS3ANGELS Member

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    Has anyone heard of this? My son's Colonel at JROTC mentioned something about it, but I haven't gotten any other information as of yet.
     
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    scholarship

    Not sure what branch JROTC you're referring to, but I know that the Area Commander for our high school's battalion awards one scholarship (NROTC) annually.
     
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    KELLYS3ANGELS Member

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    I apologize...his JROTC unit is Army. So these scholarships come from an Area Commander. Do you have to apply for them? Or are you just chosen? I am a little confused on it. My son applied for the AROTC scholarship, but was not chosen in the first two rounds. We are praying for this 3rd round, but are also looking at our other options. Thanks for any info!
     
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    This sounds similar to the way my son's NJROTC unit did things. All I can tell you that in his case, the Naval Science Instructor recommended a cadet to the Area Manager (happened to be my DS that year). Unfortunately, (or maybe not!) my son was not chosen, went to another cadet from another school. The way my son's battalion did it, was that everyone who applied for an NROTC scholarship was a candidate for the scholarship, but the Area Commander relied heavily on the recommendation from the Naval Science Instructor.
     
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    Don't be too disappointed if you are passed on the third round, my son's battalion had very few national scholarship cadets as MSI's this year, but their facebook page seems to feature three or four cadets contracting every month or so. There may be a shift to allowing more battalion scholarships. Whatever the third board decides, have him/her pick the school that is the best fit, where they will be happiest, and work hard, a campus scholarship may just come their way. BTW, good idea to show up in great shape and rock the first APFT, best way to get off to a good start.
     
  6. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    My DS is the Battalion Commander for his Army JROTC unit. The only "Battalion Commander" scholarship I have been able to locate is to the Georgia Military College (the junior military college in Georgia - UNG is the SMC). You can find it at the following link:http://www.gmc.cc.ga.us/page.php?page_id=193#2

    The cadet has to be/have been the Battalion Commander at his/her JROTC unit. Here is the verbiage from the GMC site:

    Battalion Commander Scholarship

    Applicant must have a minimum of a 2.7 high school GPA and either a combined critical reading and math SAT of 920 or 19 ACT score. In addition, the applicant must have a letter of recommendation from his/her JROTC instructor and must have served at least one term as the Senior Ranking Cadet.


    GMC Cadet Scholarships

    The Battalion Commander Scholarship, Senior Military Instructor, and President’s Scholarships are available to students who have been accepted into the Milledgeville campus and the Corps of Cadets.

    The completed GMC Cadet Scholarship application should be submitted with all supporting documentation to:

    GMC Cadet Scholarship Application

    Mail GMC Scholarship applications to:

    Georgia Military College
    Office of Admissions
    201 E. Greene Street
    Milledgeville, Georgia 31061


    Hope this helps, and best of luck to your DS!
     
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    Thanks for all the info everyone! We are still keeping our heads held high for that 3rd round. He is Boarded, so we will just wait and see I guess.
     

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