How does school selection affect scholarship chances?

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  1. VAnurseprac

    VAnurseprac New Member

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    I have read that some schools increase your chance over others. How do I find out what schools increase the chance scholarship?
    Of particular note. If she attends Texas Tech she can live at home.
     
  2. k2rider

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    There is a general belief, especially with the budget cuts over the past couple years, that you have a better chance of getting a scholarship to an IN state, PUBLIC college. When my daughter went through the process in 2010 (Class of 2014), there was no requirement that you even had to list an in state school on your list.

    My daughter, also a nursing major, received her scholarship in round 3 of 5 that year and was offered 4 year scholarships to her #1 (Portland, private, out of state, $40K per year), #2 (Michigan, public, out of state, $35K per year) and #4 (Northern Arizona, public, out of state, $20K per year). Nowadays, other than the ultra ultra high achievers who go in the 1st round, it seems like there are a lot of 3 year scholarships being handed out. I actually agree with this model as it gives the Army a chance to see who's really committed that 1st year. It's amazing how many 1st year cadets come in out of shape and spend the entire 1st year trying to pass the PT test so that they can contract.
     
  3. VMI82

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    + 1 to k2rider

    also: check with Cadet Command that the Nurse schools your DD is interested in are still in the program as there was a great reduction over the summer.

    4 of the original 7 colleges my DD planned on applying to for AROTC Nursing are no longer able to offer scholarships

    I'd suggest that your DD reach out and contact the Brigade Nurse for the area where your DD is considering schools. The Brigade Nurse can be an invaluable resource.

    if you don't mind posting - which schools is DD considering? my DD might have done some research on them that can be of use.
     
  4. Dixieland

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    DD is in the 6th grade.
     
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    Dixieland is referring to OP's DD who is currently in 6th grade.
     
  6. Pima

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    VAnurse,

    I mean this with the utmost kindness...

    Nobody here is psychic and can predict 6 years in advance the future of ROTC scholarships!

    Every year they tweak and re-tweak the process.

    Keep your DD on track to get a MERIT scholarship from any and every college so the need for a ROTC scholarship is moot regarding attending her dream school and she can walk on as a mid. If she wants the NROTC scholarship, that. I would suggest you take heed of her academic curriculum. NROTC currently wants STEM majors.

    I also would make sure she is in athletics and any and every medical issue after 13 should be kept on file in your home. Do not fight/go against medical advice, but if she is prescribed an inhaler for activity induced asthma get on top of it. If she has vision issues, make sure you see if it is color deficiency issues.

    DoDMERB matter just as much, if not more than college selection when it comes to scholarships.

    Let her be a kid in elementary/middle school as an 11 year old. One Mom to another...let her be a kid, because Ina blink of an eye she will be applying...and blink again she will be commissioning.

    I don't think there is 1 poster of a cadet/mid that would say...OMG I should have started p!otting/planning when they were 11.Yet, I do think ALL of us would say if we could turn back time and relive shivering on the soccer field in October, or screaming across the house turn down the TV, shut off your lights we would do it without thinking a millisecond.

    IOWS, enjoy today, tommorw will be here faster than you desire!

    JMPO, but chances are she will change her mind in the next 6 years, be it, Texas Tech or NROTC. It is rare IMPO that an 11 year old doesn't change course as they get older.
     
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  7. Pima

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    I just realized you had another post where you state she has not a physical bone in her body.

    Part of being contracted on scholarship is passing the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) ..running, push ups and sit ups will matter! Fail it and she will not contract!
    ~ Weight will matter too!
    ~~ Take the time and look through their bowels of this site for Gojira's thread. Her DS was 6 weeks from commissioning as a scholarship mid. He was 6-8 lbs over their max weight. Disenrolled and handed a $143k bill for the scholarship.

    I am sure there are some that got an NROTC scholarship without athletics, but I think they are truly 1 in a 1000.

    Plus, if she decides after a year she doesn't want this life, what will you do?
    ~ Hence, at her age you are better off asking the question on www.college confidential.com regarding stats for merit at Texas Tech than here asking about NROTC with a child that as I read your posts shows no interest in joining the Navy.
    ~~I only say that because of your statements...nothing you stated implied she wants to serve, only how to get a scholarship.

    Sorry if that offends you, just calling it like I read it.

    If you come back and say....I took her to work at the VA hospital I work at and she was bitten by the bug, than I get it, but right now I see nothing that says she wants to serve.
     
  8. Dixieland

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  9. VAnurseprac

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    ROTC Schlorship

    Thank you guys. I will take your advice.
     

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