Hoya battalion website active again

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  1. live4ever

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    The Hoya Battalion was one of the ROTC battalion's picked last spring to compete in the Sandhurst Competition at West Point.
     
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    Yeap, that's right! They are a great bunch!:wink:
     
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    It looks like you two are familiar with the Hoya Battalion.

    What about them do you like?

    What are your general impressions?

    Is it one of those "highly sought after" battalions that are hard to get scholarship for? I know that they have near 100% cadets on a scholarship compared with some other schools where only a portion of the cadets receive 4 year scholarship. Still, if there are 1000 cadets wanting to join them while they have only 30 spots, then competition must be fierce. I am just using these numbers as an example.
     
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    The Hoya Battalion encompasses Georgetown University, American, Catholic and Marymount. These are all private expensive schools. There is not a limit on how many students can join a Battalion. Anyone can join scholarship or not.
    They may have a good number on scholarship since these are kids who need the scholarship to stay in such an expensive college. If they have 100% on scholarship I would be surprised since the school is high cost. Also, a Battalion who has 100% on scholarship says they are not recruiting any college students to Army ROTC, since you can't get a 3 year scholarship unless you were in for a year without a scholarship.
    The number of cadets on scholarship says NOTHING about the quality of a Battalion.
     
  6. live4ever

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    As well as The George Washington University.
    Yes they are definitely sought after. Other battalions offered my daughter a scholarship right away, the Hoya took a little more doing. From what she told me there has been a increase in numbers of cadets this year. Also American as a school is getting more and more popular. The area is also sought after. so it is a combination of things. Be aware that all the schools in the consortium offer room and board for their cadets, except American :frown:. American does not permit them to train on campus either. PT takes place at Georgetown and Catholic.
     
  7. educateme

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    Actually, what I learned by calling the battalion is, for the class of 2013 they had 29 incoming freshman cadets on 4 year scholarship. Then, they were able to give on campus 4 year scholarships to another 11-12 "walk ins" (if you know what I mean). Obviously, for whatever reason, they are getting a lot of money from the cadet command.

    (BTW: when I called other battalions, the typical answer was, 1/3 of their freshman cadets are on a 4 year scholarship, and the rest of them are competing for 1-2 on campus scholarship. Of course, there may be other battalions with the 100% scholarship rate).

    It will be interesting to see what happens this year with all the talk about fewer scholarships available.
     
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    This would be great.

    When I checked the GWU web site, all I read is, for ROTC, if the cadet majors in science, technology, engineering, etc, they give $4000 (certainly not enough for room and board). Also, for NROTC with prior Navy experience, they give room and board.

    Are you sure that they give room and board to all ROTC scholarship winners??? Not questioning your veracity: am just trying to see whether information I got was not most up to date.

    Thanks for your answer in advance.
     
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  9. Just_A_Mom

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    Educateme - your numbers are not surprising at all. The hardest thing about getting a Army ROTC scholarship to Georgetown is getting accepted to Georgetown.
    This doesn't mean necessarily that the Battalion does a better job of training ROTC cadet than any other college.
    Activity at Georgetown is certainly up, but it is up in Battalion's across the country. If they have 40 freshmen in ROTC, go the next step and ask how many they commissioned last year and how many they will commission this year.


    This certainly is not an ARMY requirement or preference. The ARMY doesn't care about what you major in. Perhaps this school is pushing for STEP majors.
     
  10. live4ever

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    Well, I suppose schools budgets are tighter than ever, but in general when a canditate for an ROTC scholarship applies to the college of their choice they will be awarded some moneys from that school based on academic performance alone. Some schools support cadets more than others. I am surprised that GW does not give room and board automatically to AROTC cadets. However of all the schools in the consortium this is def. the most expensive one!

    I find the GW major requirement interesting, Army def. has nothing to do with it.
     

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