Hello, if it’s not too much trouble, I’d like to know my “chances” for receiving a four-year scholarship for either NROTC or AFROTC. I know that no one can really predict the outcome, but it’d be nice to hear what knowledgeable people think. It’s been 8 years since someone in our family received a ROTC scholarship, so our knowledge, by military standards, is very outdated. I understand that all branches are cutting back, and my parents and I are accordingly pessimistic. Let me also mention that I did NOT simply apply for the money. Father and sister both did ROTC and I’ve seen that it’s an absolutely fantastic program. Instant group of great friends, invaluable leadership training, the chance to serve your country, etc. It would definitely be something I’d consider regardless of the scholarship. That being said, a four-year ROTC scholarship is the only feasible way I’ll be able to attend my dream school, so naturally I’m a little worried. My parents have already flat-out rejected the “still enroll and then apply for in-college ROTC scholarship” idea. We’ve been told these in-college scholarships are becoming virtually nonexistent due to budget cuts. PROFILE: Caucasian male (certainly not gonna help) Listed Major: NROTC: Biochemistry (tier 2) AFROTC: 1. Biochemistry (technical @ND I think), 2. Chemistry (technical), 3. Biomedical engineering (recently technical). 4.0 UW GPA, 33 comp. ACT (36E, 33M, 34R, 29S) I did not take the SAT, but the above score corresponds to 1440-1480 SAT (800R, 740M) Took all honors/adv/AP courses available at my school save 2 (total of 17) AP Bio: 5 AP US History: 5 The following is copied from ROTC applications: LEADERSHIP and EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES CROSS-COUNTRY (Fall) • Varsity letter (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade) • Team Captain (12th Grade)—Lead team practices; organize team outings and pre-meet spaghetti dinners TRACK AND FIELD (Spring) • Varsity letter (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade) CURLING CLUB • Club secretary (12th Grade)—Organize and take notes during meetings; inform students of upcoming events • Active member (12th Grade) METRO MATH LEAGUE • Varsity team member (11th and 12th Grade) SCIENCE BOWL TEAM • Active member (11th and 12th Grade) NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY • Active member (11th and 12th Grade) AWARDS • Cross-Country Most Improved Award (9th Grade) • Cross-Country All-Conference Honorable Mention (12th Grade) • Cross-Country Christy’s Award—awarded to the runner who best exemplifies _____ Cross-Country (12th Grade) • Academic Letter (11th and 12th Grade) • Golden Scalpel—awarded to the student with the highest cumulative dissection-quiz score (10th Grade) HONORS • _____ High School High Honor Roll (9th, 10th,11th, and 12th Grades) • _____ College Dean’s List (12th Grade) NOTE: I’m participating in a dual enrollment program (taking 16 college credits per semester, not actually a college student) DE classes @ local private college • Philosophy, Theology • Latin I, Latin II • Calculus I, Calculus II NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM VOLUNTEER (100+ hours) Train Conductor—July 2009 to Present • Responsible for making sure that all passengers board and depart from the museum’s tour train safely • Collect money and tickets for front desk Tour Guide—July 2009 to Present • Inform train passengers about the museum’s history, exhibits, and special events Inventory Assistant—July 2009 to Present • Record identification numbers of the items in the museum’s archives STUDENT ASSITANT (200+ hours)—tutor students in Math, English, Science, Social Science, and Foreign Language in the Math Resource and Student Resource Centers during lunch periods; responsible for helping a student with minor autism MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD and CROSS-COUNTRY ASSISTANT—volunteer as a referee and timer at local middle school track and cross-country meets; lead individual races of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon WPS Kids Run MALAWI WELL PROJECT—helped De Pere High School raise money to build a well in Malawi, Africa ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE—helped teach English to Spanish-speaking residents of Green Bay EMPLOYMENT: Union Hotel & Restaurant (November 2010 to Present) Dishwasher Salad and Soup Preparer INTERVIEWS Went well, for the most part. Navy lasted approx. 40 min, AF lasted approx. 2 hours Mentioned how I set up and participated in an independent-study chemistry class this year (schedule conflict would have otherwise prevented me from having a science). Hopefully interviewers took note. Hit it off pretty well with both. Side conversations about curling. PFA 8:30 mile (max) 60 sit-ups (max) 61 push-ups (so close) Colleges Listed on Application (if pertinent) 1. U of Notre Dame (biochem/chem) 2. Vanderbilt U (biomed. eng.) 3. Marquette U (biomed. eng.) *accepted to 1 and 3, waiting to hear from 2 So do things look good, or should I start mentally preparing myself for a rejection letter? Thanks!