Nrotc ( marine option )

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  1. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

    FOR GOD AND COUNTRY Member

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    Hello, I'm a junior in a private school down in south Florida. I just want to describe myself as best as possible so perhaps someone can tell me whether or not they think i'm a strong candidate for a NROTC (MO) scholarship. OK so basically i have about a 3.9 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale. I am ranked 101 out of 265 11th graders. Currently I am taking all Honor classes and on Dual Enrollment and one A.P. I have been an honor roll student all 3 years at my school and always strive for excellence. My SAT scores are as follows READING: 480, MATH: 600 WRITING: 550 ESSAY: 9 ... My ACT composite is a 21, (I’m retaking both within this month). I am also a U.S. Sea Cadet and played Varsity Lacrosse all 3 years (also will 12th grade) i played 2 years of J.V. football as well. I was just accepted into Florida’s BOYS STATE leadership program this summer and taking my fourth summer school course (not needed summer school but i heard it helps to take summer school)

    My whole life i wanted to be an officer either NAVY or MARINE option. I find myself to have the utmost respect for both however there’s something about the Marines that make me want to be one. I am in average shape i can run a mile in about 8 minutes and about 40 pushups in under a minute and about 3 pull-ups. I’m working on running faster and doing more pull-ups.

    I know i need to start filling out an application very soon and just want to have people state their opinions about my situation. I realize this is just a forum and not the actually admissions board, but many on this website are or know someone who’s gotten a ROTC scholarship.

    The colleges that really caught my eye were OLE MISS, VIRGINIA TECH, AUBURN, and UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. I know I must be admitted into the school first but from your opinions, does it look like I am a strong candidate? I would really appreciate your honest response and look forward to it.

    THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!
     
  2. F22F35

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    I received one of the scholarships (although I will not be using it) this year. Obviously I cannot tell you if you will be accepted (like you stated).

    Suggestion: Try to get into the 600s on the SATs.
    I know that they really look at the whole application, and the fact that you are on a Varsity lacrosse team and part of the Sea Cadets should give you a leg up. Also, work on your essays for the application. Do not think that they have to be a certain length just because the question includes the max amount of characters allowed:) Remember that you will complete an interview with a Marine Officer. (And to dress/ act accordingly).
    If you can you work on your SAT scores a bit; I think that it would improve your chances tremendously.

    Good Luck, and have a great summer!!!
     
  3. navylax12

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    In order for you to get the Marines scholarship, you need at least a 22 ACT, or 1200 math & critical reading SAT. You could even bypass both SAT & ACT and take the AFQT (Armed Forces Qual Test) and get above a 74. Keep in mind that those are the bear minimum requirements, so its best to really practice and make the re-takes count. Capitalize on your scores so you will stand out. It sounds like you are pretty solid academically but it would be better if you have that gpa right at 4.0 as the program is extremely selective. The Sea Cadets, Boys State, and lax are all great things to have on the app as well. Make sure you do your research before you apply for either of the scholarship options. You will be paving the way for the rest of your life....Good luck!
     
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