need army rotc advice

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  1. thelastpatriot1

    thelastpatriot1 Member

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    So basically I was wondering what are my chances of getting a army ROTC scholarship with this info: Act:26. GPA:3.445 school has no class rank and refuses to release any data related to it. Participated scouts 4 years with nearly 30-50 hours of community service.
    Spirit club,skills usa:3 years. FCC LA and interact club 1 year. 2 years of track and 1 year of football. I did a interview and was recommended for a scholarship.

    Physical fitness: 7:25 1 mile with dealing with a dislocated shoulder 3 weeks before that forced me to do non thing until I was able to do the mile. 51 pushups in 1 minute and 49 sit ups in 1 minute.
    Note: I thought I submitted all my required info on time right before the Dec 25th deadline. But maybe it arrived late either way the 2nd board did not give me a scholarship. Anyway what are my chances that the 3rd board may give me a scholarship. I really want to serve my country but if I don't get this I may be forced to go to a community college and they don't have ROTC.t
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    To be honest, a lot will depend on the schools you listed. If the schools have a large competitive battalion with a large pool of applicants to select from then you could be a reach. If the battalion is smaller with a small pool of applicants the your chances may be better.

    Don't forget, if you don't receive a scholarship you can still attend the school, join ROTC and compete for a Campus based ROTC scholarship, just come prepared, do very well on your APFT and keep a good GPA your first semester.

    There is also the option of the SMP Program through the National Guard, it is possible to get tuition assistance, plus drill pay, and once you contract you would also get the ROTC Stipend. Look through this forum, there is a lot of information regarding SMP. Talk with the battalion at your choice school and ask them about your option should you not receive a scholarship, talking with the soon would be a good idea.

    Just remember there are a lot of options available for you to reach your goals, you just need to research all of them.
     
  3. Thompson

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    Just curious, are you 100% positive that you missed some paperwork, and was not Board 2 ready?

    If you have not already, please check your scholarship status to verify this information here: https://schlr4yr.usarmyrotc.com/scholarshipstatus/

    Just because you haven't received a letter in the mail, doesn't mean it hasn't reached you YET! There are plenty of people on this forum who have received a scholarship(s), but haven't yet received the letter.

    Either way, hang in there! Don't shoot yourself in the foot before you have too! Best wishes!
     
  4. thelastpatriot1

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    Yes everything on site checks out. I'm worried about doing national guard because I heard it will its terrible and will make your college experience suck but the colleges I'm apllying to are UNA. University of Alabama UAB UAH auburn. UTA and UTD
     
  5. Jcleppe

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    Don't dismiss the National Guard and SMP program outright. There have and are cadets on this site that have had a great experience doing the program. The program take a liitle more time management due to the fact that you will drill with your unit once a month but most cadets find a way to make this work.

    Talk to the battalions at each of your schools, I'm sure they all have several cadets that are SMP, You may get a chance to talk to some of them and get an idea of their experience.
     
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    I just wish I could of submitted last years track times for the mile. While I don't run it in meets I did get around 6:21. Wish sounds a whole lit better than 725. I'm praying that I will get the scholarship come march
     
  7. Thompson

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    Well, hey look at it this way - your time (and although it wasn't your PR) is still WAY better than those **shudders** "non-runners" out there :wink:

    And at least you weren't injured all fall (like me) and didn't really get any XC time in :frown:
     
  8. Aglahad

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    Who told you that? Your job is to shadow a LT and do odd jobs for the unit. You do not have the responsibility of the LT and are in no position to command so there shouldn't be a ton of stress. Granted, your interaction will vary unit to unit but I wouldn't go as far to say it will ruin your college experience.

    My roommate is an officer in the NG with a combat unit and I will say it is definitely not a one weekend a month job for him. However, he is a LT and you are not there yet.
     
  9. Marist College ROTC

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    Your GPA and ACT score are lower than most scholarship recipients and you did not list any college classes or strong leadership positions. It appears to me that your stats will fall just below the cut line.

    Most scholarship winners have a GPA of 3.6 or higher, ACT Score of 28 or higher, have already earned 6 or more college credits, completed 4 or more seasons of varsity sports, and were captain of at least 1 team.

    There is a low probability that you will receive a scholarship from the 3rd board. You have a much better chance of competing for an on campus scholarship. That competition begins now. Step away from the computer. Grab a pen and paper. Make a list of the 5 pieces of information that your future BN CDR needs to know about you to form a positive impression. Then call the BN CDR and introduce yourself. Make sure that the BN CDR understands how badly you want to be an Army Officer. make sure that you remember to mention the 5 items that you wrote down.

    This process is not a sprint. Its not even a marathon. It is a 4 year long endurance race. Good luck.
     

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