how hard is it to get an nrotc scholarship

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  1. KentuckyKid

    KentuckyKid New Member

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    hey,
    im a sophomore really want to get a full nrotc scholarship or marine option nrotc scholarship. I do well in school top 15 percent in a top 5 school in the state. i am a member in my student government, i am a member of the lacrosse team and the power lifting team, and french scrabble, i have a projected act score of 32, a gpa of 3.5 out of 4 in the advanced program, higher then honors, i scored a 280 on a pft my uncle conducted on me a week ago. i participate in jiu jitsu and san shou outside of school. all my life ive wanted to lead marines or seals. i want to know if its typical for someone like me to be awarded a full scholarship for mo nrotc. thanks a head.
     
  2. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    I can't say much because I haven't applied/been accepted to that program, though I would like to offer some comfort. Within a military family like mine, the motto usually is "anything can be accomplished,so set out and do it." Try your hardest,and aim for the highest you can be, so when your presented to that admissions board, there will be no regrets. With your drive, anything could be possible. Maybe you should contact a local recruiter to see where you stand among normal applicants. you seem very competitive,so set out and get that "32" ACT,and don't forget to try the SAT also,you never know which one will be easier for you. It seems that you are very goal driven person, and with strong goals, anything can be accomplished,so set out and do it.
     
  3. GoNavyBeatArmy2015

    GoNavyBeatArmy2015 Determined

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    Figures for Scholarships

    Now don't quote me, but I think 22,000 people applied last year and close to 6000 were qualified from the 22000. Out of that number around 2500 were offered scholarships. Out of the offers, around 1200 accepted. These are the national numbers...not exact but in range.

    Make a goal and go for it. I decided on the Navy when I was 8 years old. Every choice I have made since then has been with this goal in mind. And I do mean every single choice. I even got my parents to move prior to high school so I could attend a school with a JROTC. If there is a JROTC program at your school try it. I have had so many opportunities through this program. Look at the people who are selected each year...look at their profiles. Get in shape...excellent physical condition is a must.

    Remember with the scholarship comes a committment to serve this country for 5 years or so after you graduate. If I do not make the Navy via the USNA, I will make it via NROTC. It is a career choice for me.

    Good luck to you!
     
  4. KentuckyKid

    KentuckyKid New Member

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    are you talking about usna statistics or nrotc
     
  5. KentuckyKid

    KentuckyKid New Member

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    are you talking about usna or nrotc
     
  6. Pima

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    That would be ROTC numbers I bet. Candidates that apply to an SA, traditionally apply to ROTC as plan B. The USNA gets about 16K applicants. Thus, the additional 6K are cadets that only intend to go ROTC.

    Now if you extrapolate even further, the numbers make more sense. The 1300 that didn't take the scholarship most likely took an appointment or went to another branch.

    A 32 ACT is strong, but since you are only a sophomore, I agree with STephanie and would suggest to take the SAT too. As she said some kids do better on one test compared to another. Some do the exact same, but because you have time, it would be wise to try both to guarantee the best. This is a no harm/no foul situation.

    They will take the superscore of which ever is better. Let's say you superscore 32 on the ACT, but on the SAT it is 2300. They will than use your SAT score for the PAR on your WCS.

    It is good you are thinking ahead. Take the most rigorous courses you can, and make sure you are well rounded, that means sports, volunteering, clubs, jobs, etc. They don't want just a book smart cadet. They want a well rounded cadet.

    Good luck
     
  7. GoNavyBeatArmy2015

    GoNavyBeatArmy2015 Determined

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    Numbers are NROTC

    The numbers I gave are NROTC. They are from something I read called "NROTC update 2009" by a Capt. DeNio if I remember right. I am sure it is online somewhere. I am sorry that I can't put my hands on the information right now to give the exact numbers.
     
  8. gojack

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    "NROTC update 2009" Link
     
  9. GoNavyBeatArmy2015

    GoNavyBeatArmy2015 Determined

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    @Pima

    Applying for the NROTC scholarship was not plan B for me. My goal is to get to the NAVY. As far as numbers, those who did not accept may not have been accepted at the college where their NROTC scholarship was assigned. I applied to 5 colleges with NROTC units that offered aerospace engineering at the same time I applied for the NROTC scholarship. Each college was one I thought I would enjoy attending. I visited several, but not all.
     
  10. Pima

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    GoNavy,


    You missed my point, there are candidates that want to serve in the Navy no matter what. Out of that number many USNA candidates will apply for ROTC as plan B.

    Flip side there are candidates who never intended to apply to the USNA so it was always plan A to them.

    Now bring the two of them together and you can see why 1/2 do not accept the scholarship because for them it was Plan B, not A.
     
  11. KentuckyKid

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    do you have any statistics on the marine option nrotc
     
  12. KentuckyKid

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    yeah my plan a is marine option nrotc at texas a&m
     
  13. gojack

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    Kentuckykid,
    No not really, this was discussed in a previous thread...
    Marine's commissioned 1703 officers in FY'10 Link
    16% are produced by NROTC Link

    So about 272 NROTC Marine Option accessions in FY'10
    As far as I know, that's as far as anyone got.

    FYI:
    Marine officer

    35% PLC
    16% NROTC
    15% Naval Academy
    24% OCC - already have a college degree
    10% Enlisted to Officer
     
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  14. AeroMed1

    AeroMed1 Parent of USNA candidate

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    Are you saying no plan B?

    Pima are you saying that it is wrong for candidates to have another plan? You lost me here.
     
  15. AeroMed1

    AeroMed1 Parent of USNA candidate

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    Go for leadership positions

    Kentucky, go for all of the leadership roles that you can find. IMO it helps to be a proven leader in addition to good grades and athletics.
     
  16. dunninla

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    OP --

    As to how hard it is to be awarded a scholarship, this Bulletin from the NSTC might shed some light on it. I will just say that as with the Academy, it helps a WHOLE lot not to be a white male or to a lesser degree white female :shake:

    http://www1.netc.navy.mil/nstc/nstc...gement Strategy for Academic Yr 2011-2012.pdf

    It's not the Navy's call on this diversity mandate... it comes from Congress as I understand... where the civilian Secretary of the Navy resides :yllol:
     
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    Am I misinterpreting this Pdf? It appears to me that for the 2015 class the NROTC is "offering" 1000 fewer scholarships than for the class of 2013. 2800 vs 1800?
     
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    Yeah, I think you're misinterpreting that. I saw that too. When I looked carefully, the FY 2009 memo had about 1985 scholarships available, while this year it is a little over 1800.
     
  19. dunninla

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    aglages, I stand corrected. Here is what I show in three NSTC Notices, as follows:

    -- NSTC Notice 1533 21 Jan 09: 2,821 Initial Offers for Academic Year 2009-2010 (YG13), with a projected Yield of 1,100
    -- NSTC Notice 1533 12 Feb 10: 1,999 Initial Offers for Academic Year 2010-2011 (YG14), with a projected Yield of 830
    -- NSTC Notice 1533 16 Dec 010: 1,831 Initial Offers for Academic Year 2011-2012 (YG15) with a projected Yield of 925

    Not sure what to make of the projected Yield being so low in AY 2009 in comparison to AY 2010 and AY 2011. At any rate, it appears YG15 under current construction is a significant ENROLLED increase over the projection of 830 for YG14. Don't know if the projected 830 was accurate, as it isn't mentioned in any notice. However, the OFFERS are down *significantly* from YG13 to YG14 to YG15.

    At any rate, the projected Yield between AY 2009 and AY 2011. The Limit/Target for Side-Loading (College Program) per the same three Notices increased from 137 for YG13 to 142 for YG14 but down to 117 for YG15.
     
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  20. aglages

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    It is the "Initial offers.." (scholarship offers?) that seem to have dropped off. Evidently the economy (or something else) has caused the yield on the offers to have increased (percentage wise) substantially.
     

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