Percent awarded scholarships?

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  1. blackhawks26

    blackhawks26 Member

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the percentage of applicants (for any branch) that are awarded ROTC scholarships?
     
  2. BoyerPA

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    I'm no professional so don't quote me. In my AFROTC experience the scholarships weren't based on percentage. HQ has a set amount of money in the budget to give to scholarships and that dictates how many scholarships there are to give, not a percentage.
     
  3. Jcleppe

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    I think he was asking what was the percentage of applicants that were awarded scholarships from the total number that applied.

    That number will change from year to year, but be assured it isn't a very high number and it will remain very competitive.
     
  4. BoyerPA

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    If that's the case a local ROTC detachment/battalion can give you the answer, but might not have it readily available. Fair warning: it's not going to be an encouraging number. Never-the-less be sure to apply! I was awarded a type two after only one semester of a good GPA and being active in AFROTC.
     
  5. Strength and Honor

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    UNG's website said that 11,000 applied (Army ROTC), 5000 finished the entire application, and 2000 were awarded scholarships last year.

    That number is dropping to 1800 awarded this year, so the percentage is 36% if 5000 finish their applications again this year. Keep in mind, more of those were be 3-years, but still scholarships nonetheless.
     
  6. Pima

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    For AFROTC traditionally over the yrs it has been around 18% of applicants are awarded a scholarship. Typically around less than 1000. Out of that:

    @5% of that 18% get a Type 1, (50)
    @15% of the 18% get Type 2 (150)
    @ 80% of the 18% get a Type 7. (800)

    Plus, to add onto that the chances even get less if you want to major in non-tech. Overall if I recall correctly only 25% of all scholarships go to non-tech.
    5% get Type 1 (@ 2-3)
    15-20% get Type 2 (@30)

    For AFROTC asking your det. how many are on scholarship will not give you an idea of chances because for AFROTC unlike A/NROTC because AFROTC scholarships are tied only to the cadet and not the college. Thus, one college could have 0% on scholarship, while another could have 50%.

    Caveat: Ask the det. regarding the ICSP program how many get that one. ICSP is the scholarship for college cadets. However, that can change yr to yr., because it goes back to a limited pot of money. 2 or 3 yrs ago the HSSP (HS scholarships) was the only scholarships offered. They canceled the ICSP board and offered no college scholarships, so it may be misleading since it can change yr to yr.
     
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  7. jiller59

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    This shows the history through 2011 for NROTC, but as we say in the financial world - Past performance does not guarantee future results! Also, these numbers are higher than the acquisition goal. The Navy makes this many offers, assuming a certain rate of acceptance. I believe in 2012 they had a goal of 900 scholarship acceptances.

    Apps Selects Percentage
    FY06 3807 1895 49.8%
    FY07 3832 2050 53.5%
    FY08 4396 2492 56.7%
    FY09 5065 2644 52.2%
    FY10 5892 1480 25.1%
    FY11 5445 1193 21.9%

    This was from a powerpoint presentation that I found on a military college's website last year. I couldn't find a more current version.
     
  8. Pima

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    I have to say that the 5+ yrs here, the past 2 yrs for HSSP regarding every branch seems to me that the stats have increased a lot. jliller's post illustrates it!

    I think a lot has to do with the fact that due to the draw down (Iraq and Afghanistan), while simultaneously college costs are increasing more people are applying for scholarships. Add into the fact that the DoD budget is tightening, I would think next yr. is going to be even more competitive.

    Our DS's det. is by AFROTC parameters considered large (over 200 cadets). The incoming freshmen class will be at least 2-3 times the size than previous yrs. The 100 yr group is larger than the 200, 300, 400 classes combined.

    I say this because as Boyer stated there is a limited pot of gold. That pot is yr group commissioning. 2 -3 yrs ago the ICSP board did not meet because they met their yr group commissioning numbers. If the incoming class, that are non-scholarship increase at a high rate, they ICSP will be more competitive than yrs before.

    I would also add this into the equation regarding AFROTC. You can get the scholarship, but it really is only guaranteed for 2 yrs. That is the trade-off. You can take it anywhere, but if not selected for SFT, chances are you will be dis-enrolled from AFROTC and the scholarship will be revoked! Scholarship is "blind" the SFT board does not place that into the equation for selection.

    A/NROTC scholarship recipients are basically guaranteed for 4 yrs. tuition as a HS recipient.

    AFROTC also only will apply the money to tuition only. I believe AROTC allows it to be placed to R & B.

    Finally, in the end, college is 30 weeks a yr and you get to choose your major/school. Upon graduation, you will be commissioned, and it will be 24/7/365 days a yr., and they can send you anywhere in the world, in whatever job/position they need.

    Don't want to be on a boat for 6 mos., than re-think the Navy. Don'r want to be landlocked at Minot AFB, than re-think the AF.

    You are young, but the fact is when you contract as a scholarship recipient as a way to pay for college is a very high price since that branch MAY own you for 4 yrs.
     
  9. Jcleppe

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    Could you post the link to this, especially the one stating 1800 awarded this year.
     
  10. USMCGrunt

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    I found a similar figure (20%) for FY11 on the NCSU website although the given applications/ selections were much higher. I actually feel the source you quoted would be more accurate.

    Bottom line for me: You have to apply or you have no chance of earning a scholarship. After that it doesn't matter but assume 1 out of 5 get a NROTC scholarship.
     
  11. Pima

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    Just my 0.018964232 cents worth.

    NROTC scholarship is the most competitive.

    Reason why? NROTC place the emphasis on STEM majors for the boards. NROTC is tied to the applicant and the college.
     

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