how tough do you think this year's competition will be?

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  1. educateme

    educateme Member

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    My son will be heading out to college in a few weeks as a 4 year ROTC scholarship cadet. He is very fortunate.

    A friend of mine has a son who plans to apply to ROTC scholarship this fall.
    She is worrying about tough the budgetary environment with all the budget cut talks, and wondering how tough it will be these year.

    Any guess/idea on major reduction in the number of scholarship that will be given to the class of 2016?
     
  2. Bullet

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    Very difficult, if not impossible, to give exact numbers on scholarship cuts for 2016, as the services have only just begun to make their estimates and planning for next year's potential budget cuts. But notice the tone of my point above -- there is a VERY high potential that there will be cuts, we just don't know how deep the axe will dig as of yet.

    But the best advice to give your friend about her son's chances on this point (and for every other parent or young man or woman hoping for a scholarship next year): the level of your competetion is completely our of your hands. What YOU can do, and how well YOU compete, is completely in your own hands. (i.e. don't worry about "the other guy", worry about yourself).

    If you give it 100% of your effort, and then some, if you work at getting the best grades, maxing out your PT scores, studying theose few extra hours for the standardized tests, putting extra effort into extracurricular activities YOU like to do (an no, XBox and Facebook are NOT ECs!), and making yourself as competitive as you possibly can be... Then 1) you're only making your chances of getting that scholarship that much better, and 2) if you don't get it, you won't have the "I should have tried harder" regrets.

    You all know what you need to do, what the boards are looking for in their candidates. You can get even more information about it here (there are so many here with some very sound advice on these matters); what you do with that infomration is up to you.

    Don't sweat the "other guy", sweat what you can do to make yourself more competitive than "the other guy". Great life lesson, for so many things more than just a ROTC scholarship...
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    There is only one thing for sure...if you don't apply you can be 100% sure that you won't get an offer!
     
  4. armyman736

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    Since the PT test for applying for an AROTC scholarship is on a one minute/one mile scale, what are the maximum scores for this particular PT test?
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    There are none...do as many as you can. There is no pass/fail.
     

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