NROTC MO Scholarship Chances?

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  1. semperfi50

    semperfi50 Member

    Sep 16, 2012
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    Hi everyone,
    I'm just making a quick thread to see if any of you can tell me how competitive I'll be for the scholarship. My recruiter says I will be, but let's see what you guys have to say about it. Anyways here's a list of my credentials, and thanks for any input you might have.

    Background- white, male, 5'4", 150
    GPA- 3.6 (unweighted)
    4.1 (weighted)
    Class rank- 52 of 533 (weighted)
    85 of 533 (unweighted)
    SAT- 1340, 1370 if composite (I read somewhere that the review board takes the highest scores from multiple tests, what I call composite score, could someone verify?)
    AP Test- Biology- 4
    Chemistry- 4
    English Language and Comp- 4
    Honors classes- 6 honors classes and 3 APs (grades 9-11)
    Senior schedule- English 4
    Spanish 4
    Calc AB AP
    Gov/Econ AP
    Boys golf
    Sports- Freshman football
    Freshman/JV baseball
    JV/Varsity Golf
    Extracurriculars- 3 years United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Chief Petty Officer, over 10 ribbons, attended Petty Officer Leadership Academy, staffed two recruit trainings, outstanding letter of rec from my CO
    Work experience 10, 11, 12 (10-19 hrs./week) helped train new employees, money handling, etc.
    Ran 2009 LA Marathon
    Applying to USNA
    NHS and California Scolarship Federation member
    Awards- USNSCC Citation (twice)
    Principals honor roll
    2012 Sea Cadet of the Year for my region
    2012 Teddy Roosevelt Youth Medal
    Distinguished student
    Scholar athlete
    Excellence in Chemistry Award
    Essays- my recruiter said my essays were some of the best he's seen, I really tried to convey that I want the scholarship so that I can serve my country and lead marines, and not simply for the monetary aspect of it
    Letters of Rec- one from CO of Sea Cadet unit
    one from English teacher (both are outstanding)
    PFT- 281

    1st Semester Senior Grades- 3.8 unweighted, 4.2 weighted

    Top choice school- university of michigan(accepted) This is my dream school, and the board knows I've been accepted. What is the likelyhood that if I get the scholarship that I will get my first choice school? I know it's also based on the popularity of the unit, but does anyone know if UMich fills up quickly? Also, does the fact that its out of state a significant factor?

    Thank you for any input you might have.
  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt Member

    Dec 13, 2010
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    semperfi50: Can't really offer valuable input on chances or schools as each year the bar changes based on the applicant pool.

    I do want to point out that the process has two separate phases: selection for a scholarship and then assignment to a school. You may get the scholarship but not your dream school (and perhaps not any of your 5 choices). This is where some soul searching on academic path versus the goal of a military career will become important. In other words, if you get a scholarship you will be able to use it but not necessarily at the school of your choice.

    The best thing to do now is consider alternatives. For instance, attending Michigan (your dream school) and pursuing alternate commissioning paths. Build plans B, C and D as you wait on the board's decision.

    From your resume, you appear like a great student and all around great young man. Best of luck in the future.
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

    Oct 21, 2010
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