Nrotc - LREC

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  1. MIDNMartin18

    MIDNMartin18 Member

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    Hello all,

    I am currently a Freshman, College program MIDN. Right now I am tier 1 major (engineering) but I am totally not committed to that degree like I should be. Also, I feel like with the rigorous math and science courses, and me not being a great math student, I will end up doing poorly in advanced math/science courses and destroying any shot of a scholarship I have. I am taking Calc and Physics, but I'm worried about what is beyond that.
    I love culture and I loved taking foreign languages in HS, so I have before more interested in the LREC scholarship.
    However, I don't know how to pursue it. Additionally, I don't know if it's too late or that I am not qualified. If someone can provide me with some answers, that'd be great.

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  2. terp1984

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    DS was a college programmer in Tier II Math and wanted to switch to Tier III finance. I thought it would end his chances of receiving a scholarship so I advised against it. Well - he switched to tier III and was awarded the 2 year scholarship. He had a few things that worked in his favor- he got all A's in calc and physics, 800M and was at or near top of unit ranking. So yes it is very possible to do, but I think you need to perform very highly.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Your cadre can answer your questions when school resumes and can certainly tell you how to apply. On the whole I agree with terp, but there are no guarantees even when applying as a tier I major. You might also consider switching to Marine Option if that might appeal to you. At least they don't care about majors. I know of folks who have done that.
     
  4. MIDNMartin18

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    Thank you for your input. My fear is that I won't be back in school till January and by that time I feel like the application for the LREC scholarship will be long gone before that.
    I am just not very strong in math. By no means am I bad, I just am a "B" student (for instance, I got a "B" in Pre-Calc this last semester).
     
  5. kinnem

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    You do know there is nothing wrong with being a B student, right?
    If you're still a freshman with less than 30 hours I believe (and I'm not expert on this as it changed this year) that you can apply for the normal 4 year NROTC scholarship. Try calling your adviser. I'm sure you have his or her number, do you not?
     
  6. MIDNMartin18

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    I actually did fill one out, but I have a feeling like that won't work out. I'd imagine that my best chances is the "two-year" scholarship, which I would be happy with. Heck, I'd be happy with advance standing, I just want to be an Officer.
     
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    And I'm not devastated by being a B student and getting a B in Pre-Calc, but I'm worried that I'll do poorly in Calc I and II, which is much harder than Pre-Calc.
     
  8. kinnem

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    Well, you certainly have a positive attitude except for your worries about Calc. Calc is hard but I'd be surprised if your unit doesn't already have tutors lined up for Calc and probably Physics as well. Make use of them.
     

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