NROTC question?

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  1. Swampertness

    Swampertness Member

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    What stats does the average person have for the NROTC scholarship for the ones that got accepted?
    Right now I have a 3.5 GPA with a 1320 critical reading and math combined SAT score. For extracurricular activities I was on the cross country and track and field team for two years. I also work part time and I've done an internship for a city council member. Do I seem like I would be a good candidate?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    You have as good a chance as anybody and perhaps better than most. Work on lettering in your sports and becoming team captain if you haven't achieved those goals yet. The only way to be sure NOT to get a scholarship is not to apply. I can't answer the average profile question as I don't believe its published. However a lot of folks who apply to USNA also apply to NROTC, so that's your competition. Shoot for matching the USNA profile and you'll be in excellent shape.
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    You are a great candidate. Don't eliminate yourself by not applying. The only way you will know if your application is competitive is if you apply and go through the process.
     
  4. navymomwannabe

    navymomwannabe Member

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    +1 to all above. Also realize that NROTC scholarships are nationwide competitions not local congressional district/state like the academies. My son didn't make it into USNA but was able to get a nationwide scholarship. Your goals should be to max everything you can. Study for another SAT/ACT, work out hard to make varsity/captain, get involved in things that interest you and benefit others. You are off to a great start, just keep working hard and you have a good chance

    Good luck!
     
  5. usna2019?

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    I got a tier 3 scholarship with a 4.0 Weighted GPA, 6 Varsity Letters, captain of 4 sports teams, and a 1450 SAT CR and Math. Hope this helps

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  6. Pima

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    As others have stated this is national. I agree with kinnem. You have 0% chance if you do not apply.

    There are over 2000 HSs in the nation. Are you on a 7 point scale or a 10 point scale? Are your APs weighted 4.5, 5.0 or 6.0? They will rejig it to their standards, Saying 3,5 without saying weight or rank leaves too many questions unanswered.

    My point is that as much as you want some insight, it would be wrong for anyone to say yea or nay. It would be wrong to even try to compare yourself to this years recipients, because nobody knows what the candidate pool will look like come August and how many scholarships will be offered.
     
  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Member

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    Never know until you try. I applied to a million and one universities, and NROTC and AFROTC scholarship. Lo and behold, I was accepted to almost all of the schools I applied to, and both Air Force and Navy. Ended up with so many options - it was great.

    Moral of the story - apply, apply, apply.
     
  8. Monty

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    The NROTC scholarship selection board is looking is looking for individuals with well-rounded applications/personalities. Those with several varsity sports, clubs, and leadership positions under their belt will be looked at more highly than the 2400 SAT guy with no interpersonal skills.

    Things change when someone has a 2400 SAT AND (emphasis on AND) can balance their sports, clubs, and leadership positions. This proves to the board that this individual can balance a variety of time-consuming tasks and can still remain a stud with a great personality/attitude as well. This is the officer material the board is looking for.

    I cannot stress enough the fact that the more leadership positions you have held/currently hold, your application will be that much more competitive. Sign up for, volunteer for, and shoot for every leadership position that is available in your school/community. Do this for the right reasons though.

    Just do the best you can. Thank you for wanting to serve this great nation.

    Keep up the good work and never quit!
     
  9. d22

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    Adding to the above, apply early. DS had his application finished and submitted in August and was notified of his acceptance in October. Apply to reach schools and schools you're confident you'll get into, and apply to their crosstown affiliates.

    Good luck!
     
  10. navymomwannabe

    navymomwannabe Member

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    But realize that even if you apply early (August 2013), you may not hear until late (Mar 2014).
     
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