Current Chances of Achieving AROTC Scholarship.

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  1. Connoralexsmith

    Connoralexsmith New Member

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    First and foremost, thank you for your time! I'm aspiring to serve in the United States Army after I graduate high school this year. After graduating, I ultimately want to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree from an in state university (University of Utah). As you know, college is extremely expensive - even for in state students like myself. Since I already had planned on serving my country, I found it very beneficial to apply for the scholarship. Here is what I have to offer the army:
    High School GPA: 3.7
    ACT Score: 27
    Extracurricular: Assistant Officer in HOSA club sophomore year, Head Officer in HOSA club senior year, and Vice President in HOSA club senior year. Member of Art & French clubs all three years. - For those who aren't aware, HOSA is a nationally accredited Health Sciences club for college and high school students that's main emphasis is health sciences.
    Community Service: I have logged in roughly around 100 hours community service - frequently volunteering at a local education institution for special needs, various preschools, and at local food shelters.
    High School Classes: I am enrolled in various AP classes and have passed all tests so far. I also am enrolled in the IB (International Baccalaureate) Program which is a very rigorous set of courses, comparable to the AP program; however, it's accredited internationally instead of only pertaining to the U.S. Universities like AP. I also took many honor classes and am taking a higher level math class for college credit.
    Career: I have worked as a line cook for a local restaurant for around 2 years, and previously as an attendant at a local amusement park. Over this current summer I attended technical school and achieved my Nurse Assistant Certification, and am now an employed CNA.
    Physical Fitness: I am certainly not the top athlete of my class, but my physical abilities are not limited. I go to the gym at least three times a week and really focus on cardio exercises, so my mile time is very good. To say the least, I'm not worried about scoring poorly on the physical portion of the test.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this, I really do appreciate any information you can give me. I know it's a shot in the dark to ask for my 'chances', but it's a little comfort for me at the very least.
    Sincerely, Alexander
     
  2. Connoralexsmith

    Connoralexsmith New Member

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    Edit: I also lettered in Visual Arts. Also, I will have majored in Health Sciences and Minored in Advanced Academic Studies (Ap & IB Courses)
     
  3. nofodad

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    Scholar, Athlete, Leader. I think your GPA is solid, but the military utilizes the ACT/SAT as an equalizer because not all HS gpas are created equal. Your 27 seems to be a bit low. I would re-take as often as possible (time and money) and consider the SAT, some do better on one than the other. You have some leadership-nice, but I don't see any Athletics. That may sound like a little thing, but participating in team athletics says that you can work with a group towards a common goal, and push through physical difficulties. If you have leadership in athletics all the better. You'll never know if you don't apply...and even if you don't get the national, there are other ways to commission. Good luck!
     
  4. WorkforJesus

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    I would say work on your ACT score for sure, I know its hard to do with all the other things you are doing but it probably is the weakest part of your application right now. Your extracurricular seem great, especially working as a CNA. Make sure you are ready to do really well on the interview!
     
  5. JS15000

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    I got a scholarship from last year's application, and I will say you have a solid chance. As is mentioned above, I would also suggest re-taking the ACT literally every chance you can. Once your application gets boarded, you can still send in new ACT/SAT scores as well as add athlete/scholar/leader activities. If you can, maybe join some kind of intramural sports leagues or something just so you can say you have that also. If you have more questions feel free to message me.
     

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