Mizzou?

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  1. ballsy

    ballsy Member

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    Does anybody know how many people include the University of Missouri, Columbia, on their Army ROTC scholarship application? This is listed as my number one school, and wanted to know the competition. Quick stats on myself:
    29 ACT
    3.9 UW GPA
    Good PT scores (56 p/u, 64 curl ups, 5:45 mile)
    Cross country and track, varsity letters
    50~ community service
    Various clubs and organizations
    Boys state 2014
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    This is probably a question you will need to ask the ROO from the Mizzou AROTC Battalion.

    In your stats, do you have any leadership positions in any of those clubs and organizations, are you the Captain of either of your sport teams. Leadership is a big part of your application scoring.
     
  3. BAMA ROTC

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    I am a current ROO, I mention that because I review hundreds of applications each year. Without knowing the mean stats in you particular group nobody will be able to tell you. Your stats look good.
     
  4. Pima

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    +1 Bama and Jcleppe

    When you start pinpointing specific colleges, you may get anecdotal information on this site, but it is best to directly ask the ROO from a historical perspective what the stats look like, but as Bama said that was last year and this is this year.

    Example, In 07 our economy tanked BIG TIME. Parents mutual funds saw them decrease by 40%+, their homes that 1 year earlier was worth 100K more than their mtg were now worth 100K less than their mtg. (Folks could take an equity loan inn 06, but now in 07) Unemployment went from 5.5% to 7.5%
    ~ Kids were applying for every scholarship known to man, and many that never wanted to attend IS, faced the wake up call that this was going to be on the plate now because of family financial reasons.

    Now in 06 an IS school might have had lower stats big time because in O6 Mom and Dad could drain a portion of their mutual funds, or take an equity line to send their baby to their dream school, but in 07 that was not true. The point is even using historical info can be deceiving from year to year.
    ~ Like now, parents are not as much worried about their child going into a war zone compared to 2011 (upcoming commissioning class). That impacted applications when you as a parent hear/read about death tolls. Their mutual funds had bounced back, and their mtg is probably or no longer underwater. Some were able to remove that old adage, if you want to attend that school you need a scholarship.
    ~~ That changes how many will apply.

    JMPO, but anytime you apply to a college that has a nationally ranked sports program and is a public university the competition increases. Mizzou is one that when March Madness comes around most people will select to get into at least the Sweet 16.
    ~ I do not know the smaller Missouri IS universities, but my guess is it is no different than MD, NC, and VA. Every IS applicant will have Mizzou on their list, be it, safety, match or reach. It is a flagship college with 35K students. Every kid in NC will place either UNCCH or NCST on their list. VA students on a whole will place VT. MD kids will place UMDCP.
    ~~ Upshot Mizzou has an 81.5% acceptance rate, so even if you don't get the scholarship assigned to Mizzou, you probably will get accepted and be able to request a scholarship transfer.

    FWIW, I think for an AROTC applicant your profile appears to be strong for receiving a scholarship.

    Sorry for the long post, but my goal was to illustrate that there are many factors that you may have never considered when asking the question, but us older posters that have been here for a lengthy period can tell you that from a historical perspective one year to another things changed a lot.

    I would also say, get your ducks in a row. If you have any medical condition, including simple things, such as, allergies past the age of 13, get your medical records in order now. Waivers can take a few weeks to 6-9 months.
    ~ Nothing worse than having your heart set on ROTC and that college, only to find out that you can't go ROTC, loss of scholarship which equates to not attending the dream school
     
  5. Iowa 73

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    At this point you should have already had your PMS interview and met with the ROO. Those would be the people with the info you are looking for.
     
  6. Pima

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    Iowa 73,

    HUH?

    The 1st board meets in Oct. Was there something I missed in ballsy's post?
     
  7. Iowa 73

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    My DS has already completed everything for AROTC. Had his interview 7/31.
    I guess not everyone got right to work on this.
     
  8. Pima

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    Wow, I am known to be brutally honest, but your post made me re-think how to respond.

    If was a lurker or a poster that just found this forum, you just scared the B Gee Gees out of me.

    Now for those lurkers, my DS never pursued this path until he was a SR in HS.
    ~29 ACT is extremely competitive for AROTC. AROTC is known to give scholarships to HS kids with 24.
    ~Mizzou has an 80%+ acceptance rate and I would think 29 ACT is the high end.
     
  9. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

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    Mizzou is also a D1 school that attracts students from neighboring states, like Kansas etc. My DS was awarded a 4 yr AROTC scholarship & Mizzou was his #1 choice. I agree with others that talking to the ROO & visiting will answer your questions. It's a beautiful campus too.
     
  10. platypus1618

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    Ha. I never thought I'd say this, but +1 to Pima. It's good to get things done as early as you can, but applicants have plenty of time to do the interview.
    If you feel that your child is superior to every other applicant then that's your prerogative as their parent, but you don't have to make snarky comments to scare teenagers who are probably already stressed out about college and ROTC deadlines in order to inform the rest of the world of your little darling's superiority. "I guess not everyone got right to work," very mature.
     
  11. Pima

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    Oh crap, should I worry that I just lost my Janie Raincloud title?:shake:

    Seriously though. Iowa, Good on your DS for being at the front of the pack! However, just so you know many posters were re-boarded even when they finished their paperwork by Aug 1.
    ~ The 1st board is more about setting the bar.

    You can have a 29 ACT, and apply to VT, GMU and VCU, but get a reboarded letter while someone has a 25 and applies to Towson and gets the Congrats letter.

    School choices matter for AROTC A question the OP should ask..how fast do you fill up regarding scholarships?
     
  12. ballsy

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    Iowa_73,

    Well, you asked for it. Let's hear your kid's stats.
     
  13. MomWPgirl

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    Starting to look over the ROTC posts as my youngest is starting the Army ROTC scholarship process and I am not familiar as oldest did AFROTC....started to panic for a moment. Thanks Pima for easing my mind.
     

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