does legacy play a role in rotc acceptance?

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  1. Grosswith1s

    Grosswith1s New Member

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    My dad retired as a LtCol in the marines. Does that help in any way towards a marine option NROTC acceptance?
     
  2. NavyNOLA

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    Family history of service is considered by the NROTC Navy scholarship boards. However, it is a fairly minor factor, resulting in only a handful of extra points in the scoring process. I believe it's similiar on the Marine option side. You'll need to focus on earning the scholarship on your own merits.
     
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    OP: focus on what you can control. Grades, leadership, sports, physical fitness and your application. Your father's service could help when it comes to the essays on the application - he might have a few suggestions for you.
     
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    As Grunt stated... it's you they are looking at. The vet parent can give advice, help you understand the process, etc--but shouldn't be the main focus of the application. We mentor and cheer.
     
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    kinnem Moderator

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    And even if it is the main focus of the application, it won't help. It's you they're looking at. The most they can glean about a legacy is that they might have more familiarity with what they're getting into than someone else.
     

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