NROTC Marine Option - Am I competitive?

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  1. Turtle-Platoon

    Turtle-Platoon New Member

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    Hi guys. I'm a senior in high school and currently working on my NROTC Marine option scholarship application. I have my officer interview later this week, and to say that I'm very nervous about it would be an understatement. My stress comes partially from the interview itself and partially from wondering if I even stand a fighting chance of receiving the scholarship. If anybody could provide any insight as to what information I should have memorized for the interview that would be fantastic. Also, and I apologize if this type of question is annoying, do you guys think I have a chance of receiving the scholarship? I know it's impossible to say for sure, and I won't take this as a sure-fire confirmation that I will get it, but some answers may put my mind at ease. Here are my scores and everything:

    GPA: 4.5 weighted, 3.8 unweighted
    SAT: 1,970 (math and reading only: 1,300)
    ACT: 29
    PFT: 295
    Class Rank: 7

    Athletics:
    4 years varsity cross country (Team Captain for 2 years)
    3 years varsity spring track and varsity indoor track (Team Captain for 1 year)
    Scholar Athlete Award 3 years
    All Conference Track team 3 years
    All Conference Cross Country team 3 years
    Various State and Regional medals for Track

    Academics/Extra Curricular:
    Member of National Technical Honor Society
    Beta Club Member
    Honor Roll every year
    Junior Marshall (top ten in class)
    Student Council member

    Intended Major: Computer Science

    Service:
    Various community cleanup projects
    Hosted and volunteered for various athletic events (ex: 5k run for elementary school aged kids to encourage healthy lifestyles for youths)
    Volunteer with local Hunger Coalition working to provide food and shelter to those in need every holiday season (Christmas and Thanksgiving)
    Quantico National Cemetery cleanup (with SLCDA)

    Extra:
    Attended the 2015 USMC Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy

    Family Military History:
    Grandfather 1 - USMC
    Grandfather 2 - Navy
    Two Uncles - USMC
     
  2. USMCGrunt

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    Make sure to compose good essays and get your application done as soon as you can.

    Don't stress about the interview. There is a lot of good information on the interview and preparation within this forum. Use the search function to help find it.
     
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    Relax for the interview. Practice with your family or a teacher. If you haven't taken the PFT for official score you probably will after. Did they mention this? It looks like you are a runner, so that is good. For pull ups make sure to go all the way up and lock out at the bottom, no kipping. I think your resume is solid. If you don't get the scholarship, still enroll and apply for it as many times as possible. Show up to school in shape, ready to listen and learn and I think you are on the right path.
     
  4. rocatlin

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    Your stats look very competitive, so don't stress about them.

    As everyone has said, don't stress on the interview. Be professional and be confident in who you are. You aren't going to be interrogated, you are being interviewed -- and the subject matter is you.
     
  5. Sampia

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    I think your stats look great. As mentioned above, be confident in the interview. Maintain good eye contact, good posture, try not to stutter or say "um" too much.
     
  6. Scb24

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    Charlie 3 SLCDA?
     
  7. mikecorbett

    mikecorbett New Member

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    What platoon were you with? That I was charlie company at QNC, I was in 2nd platoon.
     
  8. Turtle-Platoon

    Turtle-Platoon New Member

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    I was in Charlie company 3rd platoon.
     
  9. Turtle-Platoon

    Turtle-Platoon New Member

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    Yeah, that's who I was with.
     
  10. Scb24

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    me too man!
     
  11. Turtle-Platoon

    Turtle-Platoon New Member

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    Awesome! 2015 group?
     
  12. mattjr96

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    As long as you truly want to be a leader of Marines then yes you are extremely competitive. Make sure to let the officers know that you want to put your skills and demonstrated hard work to use to

    A) be a follower first and learn from your higher-ups in order to:

    B) better the midshipmen that come after you since you're going to be the one they look to for advice and leadership.

    Best of luck.
     

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