Chances of getting an AROTC or NROTC scholarship?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by madisondmc, Nov 30, 2014.

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Will I get a scholarship?

Poll closed Jan 29, 2015.
  1. Obviously not.

    20.0%
  2. Maybe...

    40.0%
  3. Absolutely!

    40.0%
  1. madisondmc

    madisondmc New Member

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    I know the probability of me receiving any type of scholarship is pretty low, but I am just looking for any advice, tips, or suggestions on if/ how I could improve my chances. (Also I meant to type AFROTC not AROTC)

    Gender: Female
    Weight: 100 lbs
    Height: 5'4
    PFA stats: Haven't taken it yet
    GPA: 3.7 (uw) 4.07 (w)
    SAT :)bang:): 1090 (only math- 510 and cr reading- 580) But I am taking it again December 6th!! :redface:
    Sports:
    • (Unofficial) High School Varsity Athletic Award for Cross Country 2014 – 2015; Junior Varsity Award 2013-2014
    • (Unofficial) Cross Country Co-Captain 2014 – 2015
    • 1 High School JV Athletic Award for Girls Track 2013
    • 1 High School Athletic Award for Girls Softball 2012
    • 2 High School Athletic Awards for Girls Soccer 2012-2013

    Clubs/ Leadership Positions:
    • National Honors Society (NHS) – member from: 2013-2015
    • National Society of High School Scholars (N.S.H.S.S) – member from: 2014-2015
    o LP: 2014-2015 NSHSS Ambassador
    • Spanish National Honors Society (SNHS) – member from: 2012-2015
    o LP: 2012-2013 Treasurer
    • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) – member from: 2012-2015
    o LP: 2012-2013 Secretary, 2014-2015 Co-President
    • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership; member from 2013-2015
    o LP: HOBY Ambassador
    • Student Council; member from: 2013-2014
    • Friends of Rachel (F.O.R); member from: 2012-2014
    • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA); member from: 2013-2015
    • Prom Committee; member from: 2013-2014
    • Environmental Club; member from: 2012-2013

    Volunteer Work:
    • Woodmen Kennels general volunteer
    • Care & Share Warehouse general volunteer
    • Reforested the Monteverde region in Costa Rica (June 21st 2012, 4 hours)
    • Venezia Community Park reforestation/ weed maintenance (Aug 23rd 2014; 3 hours)
    • Canned food item collection for the homeless in housing areas by the Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO (July 9th 2013)
    • Pro Football Camp flier distributer volunteer (June 20th – 30th; 5 hours)
    • Crossfire Ministries Thanksgiving Food Pantry Donation volunteer (1 day)
    • High Trails Counselor Volunteer (4 days, 60 hours)
    • Freshman First Day Counselor (1 day, 8 hours)
    • Adopt-A-Family, Hope & Home, and Pennies for Patients Donator

    Other:
    - 4 Academic Letter Awards
    - 8 Activities Letter Awards
    - Liberty High School’s World Language Department’s Outstanding Student Achievement Award for Intensive Spanish II
    - 2 Colorado District Honor Awards – FBLA Districts in Global Business
    - 1 Colorado State Honor Award – FBLA State in Global Business
    - DECA State Conference on International Business Manual (2014)
    - Formal invitation to represent Liberty High School for the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and CSI (2013)
    - Formal invitation to represent Liberty High School for the National Youth Leadership Forum on Careers in Business & Innovation (2014)
     
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  2. Pima

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    You forgot to mention your major. For AFROTC 80-85% of scholarships are awarded to tech (STEM) majors.

    To be brutally honest your SAT has to jump @200 points on the Dec. SAT. AFROTC does not superscore, it is best sitting.

    Additionally, the reason many will not respond to your poll is because you have two other aspects missing. The PFA, which is important. You bust it, and your chances will sink! The other is the interviewers recommendation.

    Your academic portion is 60% of the WCS, so even though your SAT is very low, if you hit the other portions out of the ball park your chances increase tremendously.

    For NROTC you are also missing an important piece of information. Your school choices.

    Finally, it is important to understand that for AFROTC they only award the scholarship to @16-18% of all those boarded. It is highly competitive. Scholarship recipients are the minority of cadets in ROTC.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. kinnem

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    I don't see enough leadership. Most of what you list under leadership I would class as participation. Doesn't mean you wouldn't get a scholarship though.
     
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  4. Pima

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    OBTW, for an AFROTC scholarship, if you need it for financial reasons it is what I would call a 2+2. You must be selected for Summer Field Training as a sophomore. Overall selection rate was 55% last year. If selected and you graduate from SFT, they will renew it for 2 more years.
    ~ If you are going non-tech and non-rated (not flying) I think the results were only 17% last year. Someone will correct me if I am wrong.

    The avg cgpa for non-tech was @3.3/3.4 cgpa (1st 3 semesters in college). The PFA was high 90s.

    AF/NROTC also will be the deciding voice if you decide to change majors when it comes to retaining your scholarship.
    ~ IE you tell them you are intending on majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and they award you a scholarship. Afetr your first semester you decide you hate it, and love Economics. You must get their approval to change your major if you want them to continue to pay. In this day and age, chances are insanely slim that they will agree to allow you to go to a non-STEM major. You would need to be the superstar of the unit.
    ~ It is what they call gaming the system and why they rarely ever allow the switch.

    So not only be cognizant of your school choices (NROTC), but also intended major (AF/NROTC)

    Right now, all you can do is wait for the results. However, as you wait, make sure you get all of your medical records in order for the DoDMERB exam. Many recipients spend so much time worrying about the scholarship they didn't look at what happens after they get it, starting with their medical exam.
    ~ Do you have allergies?
    ~ Vision issues?
    ~ Surgeries, injuries requiring additional medical review?
    ~ Medications long term after the age of 13?

    They also spend tons of time practicing for the PFA, but once done they stop, especially during their senior summer while they are enjoying their last days of freedom!
    ~ You can't contract until you pass the PFA, and they are going to look at your form very closely, unlike the coach that just counts the number.
    ~~ This forum has multiple threads filled with OMG my kid failed the 1st PFA. The first PFA will be given within the first week of school.

    I wish you luck. I am not trying to be Janie Raincloud, just trying to inform you of everything that you need to understand that may be part of your future in a year from now, be it scholarship or not.
     
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    Are you currently a junior or senior?

    Advice, Tips, Suggestions:
    1. Finish your application asap! If you are a senior, finish the essays, teacher/ coach recommendations/ etc
    2. Prepare for any interviews required in the application
    3. Work out and prepare for the physical fitness test
    4. Consider your health history and gather reports covering any major issues (see Pima's guidance in this thread)

    If you are a junior:
    1. Seek leadership positions in school, extracurriculars, volunteering and work
    2. Raise the standardized scores. Consider taking the ACT as well as the SAT. Students often find they do better on one than the other
    3. Get in shape
     
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    You can only edit a post you made for about 30 minutes from the time you posted it. Also I would recommend not using your name in your tag line. You want to be anonymous here and everywhere else possible on the net.
     

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