Campus Based Scholarships

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  1. sg1fan93

    sg1fan93 Member

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    I'm just wondering how do you apply for a campus based AROTC scholarship? And are they harder or easier to get than the national scholarship?
     
  2. Marist College ROTC

    Marist College ROTC Member

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    Campus based scholarships are not always available. If a school completes the scholarship process on all of its designated offerees, it will probably not have campus based scholarships available.

    Whether or not the standards for the campus based scholarship are higher or lower will vary wildly from campus to campus because there is no centralized board process. Best guess: At an extremely academically challenging school, the standards will be higher because the average student will be more academically gifted than the average AROTC scholarship recipient.
     
  3. Jcleppe

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    You don't really apply for a Campus Based Scholarship unless your talking about the 2 or 3 year scholarships once you have started school. Some schools have an allocation of 1 or 2 campus scholarships. Sometimes one becomes available because after the last board they were unable to fill their slots, it really depends on the school. I would'nt worry about the campus scholarships yet, there are still 2 more boards to go.

    For the schools my son recieved scholarships from they had only given 2 for each school so there is room for more to come. The best thing you can do is to keep in contact with the schools at the top of your list, keep letting them know that you are really interested and committed. You might even want to visit them again if that is possible. The more contact you have the better they will get to know you.

    I know it seems like a long wait til the next board but hang in there and good luck.
     
  4. Ohio2015Parent

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    Are there only 2 boards left? I thought there were 3 (Jan, Mar, Apr). Did I miss something? Thanks, new with lots of misunderstandings/misinformation floating around in my head.
     
  5. uniform 419

    uniform 419 GMU CDT

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    For Army ROTC 4-Year Scholarships only two boards are left, one in January, and another in in March. If your talking about AFROTC and/or NROTC, then I have no clue.
     
  6. parkerafrotc2

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    Certain Cases

    I was awarded Florida State's High School Leadership Scholarship, which basically entails that i received the scholarship based off my performance at my AFROTC interview. The CO is the one that awarded it to me and I believe that each detachments commander is allowed to give out one of these. But this is AFROTC I'm referring to, not really sure as to the regulations as far AROTC is concerned.

    Hope I was of some help!
     
  7. Ohio2015Parent

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    Thanks. Sorry, AROTC, not the others.
     
  8. gojack

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    ARMY ROTC BOARDS 2010

    * Deadline for documents for the first board 18 October, 2010
    * FIRST HIGH SCHOOL SELECTION BOARD 25 October, 2010
    * Deadline for documents for the second board 27 December, 2010
    * SECOND HIGH SCHOOL SELECTION BOARD 4 January, 2011
    * Final high school selection board deadline for documents 28 February, 2011
    * FINAL (THIRD) HIGH SCHOOL SELECTION BOARD

    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/2010-2011-scholarship-board-dates/
     
  9. Ohio2015Parent

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    go jack, thanks for the link to Golden Knights page, bookmarked it for future reference for DS. Sad to hear one less chance for all hopefuls. Will have DS check with top 2 schools about campus based monies just in case.....
     
  10. havana brown

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    My son was told at his interview at the school that they could pretty much guarantee him a scholarship. We waited and waited. No change in status. Finally, in April he called the school and was told he was not awarded a scholarship. Then mid-May the school called him and asked him if he was still interested in a scholarship. Of course!!! The paperworks was all school based. At an awards luncheon this fall I met some cadets who were applying for 3 year campus based scholarships. I count my blessings that my son was able to get a 4-year one.
     
  11. dunninla

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    thanks GoJack.,.. now I'm confused --

    I thought I had read somewhere on this Board that the last date for applications for the AROTC 3rd Board is 10Jan2011. I guess I got that wrong??
     
  12. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The first question, as pointed out by others, is "are any scholarships available"? My daughter finds herself in the unfortunate position of her application file not containing her physical fitness assessment. Unfortunate because it was sent in and misplaced. In any event, she is now considering the campus based scholarships.

    If anyone is interested in pursuing this strategy, based on a conversation yerterday with the ROO, he could know as soon as mid-May of 2011 how many, what type, and at which school (his detachment hosts multiple schools) he has available scholarships. The process is similar to the national scholarship application, but the required documents differ slightly:

    Acceptance Letter
    Business Attire Photo
    Presidential Fitness Test
    Transcript
    List of School Sports and Organizations
    Essay (Why I want to be an Army Officer)
    Medical Waiver

    One big difference is that these are 3 year scholarships (possibly 3 1/2 years, I can't find definitive info on this). If my daughter pursues this scholarship and I learn more about the process, I'll post an update.
     
  14. FloridaDad

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    You can get a 4-year scholarship on campus as well. The college my DS is going to had nine cadets that never passed he PT test so all were dropped in December. The ROO filed applications for four cadets to back fill the unused 4-year scholarships.

    Also take a good look at SMP. You don't have to do basic training and it will pay you more than ROTC for State schools over three years. There are other benefits as well like the three years in college count towards pay scales and retirement, so a SMP going active duty will earn $8-$10k a year more than a 4-year ROTC cadet when they commission.
     
  15. bjkuds

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    NROTC SMC campus based

    Anyone have any ideas on whether SMC's have any advantage over other colleges when it comes to 3 year scholarships or are they all equally hard to come by?
     
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    I think the SMCs do have an advantage over non-SMC schools, simply because of number of scholarships concentrated within the SMCs. That said, though, there is tough competition within the SMC itself. I'm not sure how that cuts.
     
  17. bjkuds

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    I know OOS HS scholarships are few regardless of branch. DS has been well aware from the beginning that it has been an incredible long shot to expect one, but is now starting to think in practical terms about what he needs to do after matriculation. At least if the competition is at the detachment level then he will have a sense of control over his own destiny to a point. This HS ROTC scholarship process has so many variables that were either out of his control or he wasn't willing to compromise to make himself more competitive' Now its looking as we figured it would. Get where you want to go and prove yourself,,,and Maybe you stand a chance. If not then you've learned how to work hard and the reward is you've done your best and given your all..Now pay your loans Ensign. :thumb:
     
  18. ZBBMcFate

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    Thanks. I did not know about campus-based 4-year scholarships or the SMP option.
     

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