I am trying to gain the 4 year army rotc scholarship to FIT please assist.

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  1. dannerkiernan

    dannerkiernan New Member

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    My name is Danner Kiernan and I am 16 years old. I'm trying to get the 4 year army ROTC scholarship to Florida Institute of Technology. I am looking for assistance in things i need to accomplish!
    What i already have:
    1. I am an athlete
    - Lettered in basketball (starting point guard) sophomore
    -lettered in track ( backup 4x100 relay we made it to state this year) long jump and the 400 and 4x400 relay and sometimes ran the open 100.) sophomore
    -lettering in football as an upcoming junior. I am already starting safety/wing back will be a junior.

    2. Leadership roles.
    - I have been a class officer for the 2/2 years i have been in high school.
    -I am an officer in our student government where i had to run for the office with a speech etc.
    -I lead in sports.
    -I try to be apart of everything in my school from homecoming games/ pep rallies/ and fun things like stomp teams for each class that go against each other just a random example.

    3.Volunteer work.
    -I have to get a certain amount of points for Student government which is awarded by volunteering around school and our local stores.
    -I have volunteered for my old church not certain the amount of hours but i am going to try to get around 500 hours of volunteer work in the next 2 years.

    4.Physical shape.
    -I can run 2 miles in low 13's will have it to 12 easy by end of summer year.
    -I am working on the upper body strength i left Monday-Friday at 6 in the morning to 8
    -I can do the crunches.

    5.academics
    -Well my cumulative GPA is like 3.7 right now but my weighted is like 4.2. My teachers lied to me and told me that colleges look at your weighted GPA which you get from taking honors classes which i already have 7 of but they don't. So in the next 2 years I'm going to try to get 4.0's so i can raise it to like a 3.85 ish
    -I got a 25 on my first attempt on the a.c.t. at the beginning of my sophomore year i am pretty confident i will have a 29 or a 30 by the end of my high school career.
    -I am already able to graduate with honors from my school after my sophomore year.
    -I have taken pre AP bio/ AP bio honors English 1,2 honors algebra 1/ honors geometry/ honors algebra 2 and will be taking honors pre calculus/ physics and chemistry.

    Any tips on what i can do to improve my list and be a for sure standout candidate where there is not even a thought in their mind they want and need me. I'm not trying to sound cocky and I'm sorry if i came off that way I'm just trying to get better at showing my accomplishments cause i was told if i undersell myself i will lose points and most likely not get it. Thank you for reading!
     
  2. Frankie

    Frankie Member

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    Just keep doing what you're doing and exercise! Study for those tests to get the highest you can and be on your toes about everything.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Keep taking the toughest class load you can. Keep working on leadership, team captain. Work on pullups as part of upper body workout in case you decide to become a Marine. (besides being a great way to build upper body strength). Pushups too. You don't even need a gym!
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The only thing I can see that you need to do is stop worrying so much.

    Most colleges look at the whole person, so weighted/unweighted may be a non issue. You are going to visit the campus, and hopefully sit down with an admissions counselor and explain the fact that you are taking AP classes. The same with your AROTC interview. You will explain to the PMS that interviews you about your hard courses.

    You are on track.
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The only thing I can see that you need to do is stop worrying so much.

    Most colleges look at the whole person, so weighted/unweighted may be a non issue. You are going to visit the campus, and hopefully sit down with an admissions counselor and explain the fact that you are taking AP classes. The same with your AROTC interview. You will explain to the PMS that interviews you about your hard courses.

    You are on track.
     
  6. gojack

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    Clarksonarmy is right, relax a little, you're looking GOOD
    (With a 30 ACT, you will be in top 25% (+/-) of applicants at FIT)

    Some minor suggestions, because you need something to worry about:smile:
    -Practice your interviewing skills, with adults.
    -Research other colleges, you need more than one choice.
    -Read up on the Army a little
    -Do a lot of thinking about what to say in your application essay

    -Enjoy your summer

    (And NEVER decide to be a Marine)
     
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