Chances of NROTC Scholarship?

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  1. giancarlo372

    giancarlo372 New Member

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    Hi guys! So, I just had a question about my chances of winning a Navy-option NROTC scholarship. My stats are as follows:
    SAT: 2070 (670 Math, 680 CR, 720 writing)
    ACT: 33 (30 Mathematics, 34 everything else)
    GPA: 3.4 (Poor during my first half of Freshman year but near straight A s after that; that's why its so low)
    Class Rank: Top 3rd (121 out of 387, again, mostly because of Freshman year.)
    Planned major is Mechanical Engineering, a Tier One.
    Honors/AP classes: Honors Bio, Honors World History, Honors English I, AP English 4, Honors chemistry
    Sports/Activities: Krav Maga, Pencak Silat, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Hapkido, Speech and Debate, Equestrian
    Volunteer Activities: Helping handicapped kids ride horses, ski, and participate in other various recreational activities. Approx. 3-4 hours/week average, much more over the summer.
    Felt that my interview went alright.
    Part of my problem, in regards to lack of Leadership positions, is that I transferred the summer before Senior year. Thus just about every Team Captain position and Student Government office was closed to me.
    So with that basic info, what are my chances of receiving a Four-year scholarship? I know probably not great... So I m applying for College Program because the scholarship is secondary to my desire to receive a commission.
     
  2. zachcleigh

    zachcleigh Member

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    Chances of a 4 year are very low.
    Best of luck.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    You pointed out lack of leadership. I would also say there is a lack of team sports but your other athletic stuff may overcome than. You wouldn't be my first choice but stranger things have happened. Keep working plans B, C, and D and hope for the best.
     
  4. rocatlin

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    If you are a senior now and did not apply for the scholarship when the window opened up after your junior year, obviously the "normal" 4 year window is closed.

    There is a Navy Option in my son's unit that started out as a college program mid (the path you're taking) that had stats similar (or maybe less in some respects) to yours that received a scholarship. I've heard it was a 4 year (meaning he had already reapplied for the 4 year before he enrolled as a college program mid), but it may have been a sideload.

    Regardless, you're going down the correct path of enrolling as a college program mid.

    Realistically, nobody on the board can truly predict the needs of the service/accession levels, thresholds, etc. We can give best guess, but each case is different.
     
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