Chances

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  1. ASticks

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    My application has all been received as of Wednesday but all of it was sent before the October 7th deadline so I should be reviewed by the first board. But my question is whether all of you on this forum think I will get a scholarship or not. On the physical test I got 42 sit ups in one minute, 46 push ups in one minute, and a 6:00 minute mile. My interview went really well; the Lieutenant Colonel said he was impressed with my resume. I have a 3.59 GPA, am taking 4 AP courses this year and took one last year. Other than that I have been in almost all honor classes. As for my athletic component, I take karate and have won a gold medal in sparring.

    So what do you think my chances are?
     
  2. Ohio2015Parent

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    Your chances are good - you applied. Now, you did account for Scholar and Athletic portions of the SAL, what leadership positions/activities are on your resume? "Chance me" threads are difficult in the best of times, but for 2012 graduates no one can really give you a true opinion. There are too many possible variables in how many scholarships will even be awarded this year, much less what the actual "winners" resumes will look like.

    Good luck, have a plan B(c,d,e and f)and feel free to stay around and ask questions:thumb:
     
  3. ASticks

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    For my leadership essay I talked about teaching new practitioners in my Karate Dojo which is something my Karate Master picks me over anyone else to do. Also, for the essay on why I wanted to join the Army ROTC program I talked about how I want to pursue a long career in the military and how I don't feel like I have a duty to join I feel like its an incredible chance of a lifetime.
     
  4. -Bull-

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    Your info and stats seem to be pretty good. However, with the budget cuts coming and what's going on in the Army today, nobody can really predict if you will get a scholarship or not. Just to give you an idea of how they are already cutting back, my class at my battalion had roughly 22 4-year sholarship winners in the MS1 class. That was last year. The MS1 class at my battalion has 9 scholarship winners this year. Only 3 are 4-year scholarships. Not saying that's how it is all over the country, but its a little idea. Good Luck :thumb:
     
  5. ASticks

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    wow, that is a very big decrease. But yeah I know about all the cut backs negative factors contributing to the increasing difficulty to receive one, that's why I'm asking about my chances on here, its a bit unnerving.
     
  6. kinnem

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    Don't be unnerved. Just do your best to improve what you can. What will be will be. In the meantime work on plans b and c. If you don't get a scholarship but go to college with a ROTC unit you can participate as a college programmer if your serious about your intent to serve in the military. And don't forget to pursue other scholarship options.u
     
  7. Pima

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    kinnem is correct don't be unnerved, be realistic and work on plan B and C.

    Every yr there are candidates that post they got the TWE and posters do the :eek: However, there are candidate that get a scholarship too with low stats that also make posters do the :scratch: or the :confused1:

    Nobody here sits on the boards and all we can give is anecdotal info. A lot goes into even the PAR. The gpa is just a part of it, the school profile, the rigor of your curriculum, the class rank and SAT/ACT scores also matter. A 3.59 at your school may place you in the top 20%, but at another it may place you in the bottom 33%. However, if the school sends 75% to Ivies, being that bottom 33% is looked at differently than the top 20% and 0% go Ivies. Same with a 3.99 gpa and an 1870 SAT will be looked at differently than the 3.59 and 2240 SAT. It is called Whole Candidate Score for a reason.

    Additionally so do the schools that you placed on your selection list...i.e. why -Bull- placed that caveat it was his school, and may not be equal across the nation.

    With that being said, many of the competitive candidates will still attend their dream college because their stats were strong enough to win a merit scholarship from the school itself. This is why it is important to apply for every and all scholarships. AROTC may pick up the tuition, but not every college assists in R & B, which can still make the school too expensive to attend, those merit scholarships help in this situation. Not all colleges offer assistance for R & B, so it is important to investigate if this issue will be a determination factor for where you matriculate next fall.

    There is a sticky on this forum that lists schools that do...post 15 -20 thanks to singapore is very detailed.

    Good luck, may your dreams come true and they will as long as you always remember where there is the will there will be a way.
     

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