NROTC 2 Year Scholarship

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  1. ematheny

    ematheny Member

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    Hi there,
    I'm a junior in college applying for the 2 year NROTC Scholarship
    I have been in the University battalion for the last two years.
    I have a 3.0 overall GPA and I am a tier 2 major
    I have completed my required calculus courses and 1 semester of physics.
    I scored an excellent on my last two PFAs
    Have done a great amount of extracurricular activities and was given 100 PNS points by our CO.

    How are my chances for this scholarship?
     
  2. terp1984

    terp1984 Member

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    Looking at other threads there will be 19 2 year sideloads awarded this year. Looks like less than previous years. There are usually 200-300 applying for these. Not having physics 2 and GPA may not put you in a say top 10%. Worst case I think you get advanced standing and your an ensign in 2 years. DS was awarded a 2 years sideload for class of 2014 and is now somewhere underwater in the Pacific. Good luck.
     
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  3. ematheny

    ematheny Member

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    Are you familiar with the PNS points? How do those work?
     
  4. terp1984

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    In the past there was a PNS scholarship and it was basically up to CO, I'm not sure if it is still used. I'm sure other posters will chime in with more current info.
     
  5. NavyNOLA

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    Your grades in calc and physics are important: As and Bs translate into significantly more points on the board than Cs and Ds. Your GPA is about a half point below the typical average for a selected student. PNS points and the CO's written remarks are weighed heavily.

    It's too hard to tell. The numbers are tough this year- only 19 scholarships will be awarded, and there look to be about 175-200 applicants.
     

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