My chances of ROTC Scholarship?

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  1. jk1673

    jk1673 New Member

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    I plan on applying for the Army ROTC 4 year scholarship and was wondering what you think my chances would be

    3.7 Unweighted GPA
    Top 10% of class
    1948 SAT Score (694 cr, 611 math, 643 writing)
    7 AP classes by graduation, 3 AP tests taken and passed
    705 on US History SAT subject test
    All 3 years varsity tennis team and letter winner
    Model UN and Foreign Language Club member
    County Government "Close-Up" Program
    2 year part time waiter (if that matters)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    Well....as it has been said before, a lot depends on the schools you listed on your application since AROTC Scholarships are school specific. It depends on how competitive the ROTC program for each school. If your #1 school has 200 applicants that listed the school and they are only alloted 6 scholarships then it is less likely you will receive a scholarship to that school, the same goes as you work your way down your school list.

    Of course if you have listed some schools that have more alloted scholarship slots then they have applicants then your chances are pretty good.

    You Academics and Athletics look pretty good, what you didn't list is much of your Leadership qualifications. Were you Captain of the Tennis team, were you the president or in a leadership position in any of the clubs you listed. What do you have in the way of leadership stats.

    Even if you have more to list it really doesn't matter at this time, what you have is what you have and all you can do now is wait and see what happens. Having everyone disect your stats will not improve your chances.

    As a couple of the ROO's that post here have said, if you don't receive a National Scholarship, don't be disheartened. Come to school ready, be in good shape, pass the APFT the first time and pass it with a high score. Participate fully in ROTC, keep your GPA high at the midterm. Do all this and you will put yourself in a position to receive a Campus ROTC Scholarship, which is the same thing. My son's school gave out a 4 yr, 2ea 3.5 yr, and 2ea 3 yr scholarships this year. Come ready to perform at a high level and you'll have a good chance at one of those Campus scholarships if you do not receive a National. Of course the school to attend and the size of the program will agan have a lot to do with it.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. Pima

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    The thing is with AROTC you left out a big factor regarding chancing.

    College choice list!.

    Notre Dame, IVies, my suggestion would be plan B (non scholarship)
    University of Timbucktoo chances are better.
    ~~~ SAT score factor for acceptance.

    Nobody is going to give you a real chance without knowing your list.
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Junior or Senior?? If you are a senior your chances are 0% because you missed the deadline. If you are a junior you are a shoe in.
     
  5. jk1673

    jk1673 New Member

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    Oh sorry about that. My top choices are these:

    1. University of North Florida
    2. University of West Florida
    3. University of Florida
    4. Florida State University
    5. University of South Florida
     
  6. Pima

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    Clarkson please elaborate from regarding a shoe in from your perspective. What is a shoe in...IS only? IS. OOS, private?

    I don't see them as a shoe in for IS UVA or Notre Dame.1300 is cusp admissions. I would think there will be many USMA applicants that apply AROTC as plan B and their schools would be IVY level.

    Just me. Throw my opinion in the circular filing cabinet.
     
  7. Pima

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    xposted with the OP, I agree with Clarkson, with those stats, and those school, you should be a shoe in

    Curiosity, I see you only have FL colleges is there a reason why?
     
  8. Jcleppe

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    University of West Florida was one of the schools my son received a scholarship. We flew from Seattle to Pensecola to visit the school. It seemed to be a great program and a very nice school, my son is a Poly Sci major and loved the Dept. Head, great guy. It came down to a decision between UWF and University of Idaho, can't get much different then those two schools, he ended up attending U of I, his older brother went there as well.

    I would agree, you are most likely a shoe in for at least #1,2, and 5, if not all.

    PIMA, Have you seen the beaches down there, HaHa.
     
  9. vareporter

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    I'm a West Florida graduate. And while it's been a couple (well....more than a couple) years since I graduated, I can attest to the fact that P-Cola is a fabulous place to attend college.
     
  10. Marist College ROTC

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    UNF is a partner of University of Florida. It would be a good idea for you to contact LTC Quint at rquint@aa.ufl.edu and express your interest in joining the Fightin' Gator Battalion.
     
  11. vareporter

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    Oh, and, yes, I can also attest to the fact that UWF and UVa are two totally different stories. My DD is a fourth year at UVa in the the engineering department. I've seen firsthand what kind of student makes it into UVa with its 30 percent acceptance rate.
     

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