Most competitive ROTC scholarship?

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  1. Nick0726

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    I was wondering what the most competitive of the ROTC scholarships are between Army, Navy, Navy-Marine Option, or Air Force.

    I have heard the Army is the least competitive and NROTC-MO is the most because the Corps needs fewer officers, is this true?

    I'm applying for the AROTC scholarship in a few weeks, trying to decide between UNG and VMI. So any advice on that would be appreciated as well.
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    Navy and Air Force would be the most competitive regarding Stats

    Army is getting closer as far as being competitive these days
     
  3. Pima

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    I agree with Jcleppe.

    The fact is right now if you want to get a Type 7 AFROTC scholarship...28 ACT/ 1300 SAT is you goal...OBTW best sitting...no superscore for AFROTC.

    I think AROTC will be more competitive next yr because USMA is cutting their class size, and the Army is leaving the sandbox (Iraq/Afghanstan)
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    AROTC and NROTC tie the scholarship to the college. AFROTC ties is to the major.

    You want Army IMPO, your goal IMPO should be am I competitive at X, Y and Z school with this major.

    You need to get A/NROTC sxholarships are tied to he college.
     
  4. Meliora

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    From what I have experienced NROTC is the most competitive especially Marine Option (MO). This is because NROTC only gives full scholarships not partial like Air Force.

    My advice would be that if you feel like applying to a particular branch do it because a year from now when you are receiving acceptances you may have changed your mind.
     
  5. USMCGrunt

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    I would guess NROTC MO as there are far less scholarships than any other.
     
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    Wouldn't you have to compare the number of applicants to the number of scholarships to make that evaluation? Additionally we would have to be able to review the tangible qualifications of ALL the applicants.
     
  7. USMCGrunt

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    Of course you would. And you would have to define what you mean by "competitive"

    I am sorry. My response was tongue in cheek. I was waiting to see when someone might object.

    The question the OP posted really can't be answered without further criteria and definition. Even then, I am not sure it has a logical answer that is universally true.
     
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    In addition, while the question may be important on some intellectual level, I would never suggest anyone apply to one branch over the other based on any percieved level of competitiveness or chanches of earning a scholarship.

    Choice of service branch needs to have a different selection process than scholarship chances.
     
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  9. nofodad

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    most competitive?

    Not sure which the most competitive is, but the most difficult-NROTC tier III.
     
  10. kinnem

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    In terms of getting a scholarship as a Tier III applicant I definitely have to agree with that nofodad!
     
  11. USMCGrunt

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    I would have to agree also.
     
  12. dunninla

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    My gut answer after following these boards for three years now, and seeing the Academic and EC stats of those who have been awarded scholarships.

    1. NROTC Navy Option Tier III major
    2. Air Force Type I
    Two-way tie:
    3. NROTC Navy Option
    3. NROTC Marine Option
    5. Army 4 year - High cost school (private)
    6. Air Force Type 2/7
    7. Army 3 year AD high cost school (private)
    8. Army 4 year in-state school
    9. Army 3 year AD in-state school

    I don't really know enough about Army Minority Serving Institutions scholarships, or Navy LREC (Language/Cultural majors) subquotas to comment on those.
     
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  14. Pima

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    dunninla,

    I would have changed your list.

    6. AF Type 2.
    ~~~~ Only 10-15% of all applicants get a Type 2 out of 900 awarded, and 5K boarded. Basically 130 on a good day.

    Type 7 is 80-85%

    I would place them at 8...above IS AROTC, but below private.
    ~~~~ Still you are looking at maybe 700 cadets our of 5000+. In the end chances are @15%

    Let's be honest any ROTC scholarship is insanely competitive,

    The majority of ROTC cadets that enter as freshmen are not scholarship. Scholarship cadets are the rarity.


    For 18 candidates, if you live near a military base, talk to your GC. In the AF world, the OCSC gives scholarships out every yr. Applications come out in Jan., decision in March, award in April. You don't have to be military. They give the scholarship based on the same things ROTC looks at. CGPA, class rank, SAT, ECs and recs. The big scholarships are usually 1K for 1 yr. You can use it for tuition, R & B, sometimes even books or fees. You basically produce the bill, and they cut the check. You are not required to be in ROTC.

    Just putting that out there so candidates can look for more money. Every penny counts.
     
  15. Packer

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    The most competitive is always the one you applied for but did not receive.
     

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