ROTC Scholarship Chances

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  1. 3hourenergy

    3hourenergy Banned

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    I am 16 from Charlotte, NC. I am applying for Navy, Army, and Air Force scholarships and have North Carolina State University as my number 1

    GPA- 3.9/4.6
    ACT-
    Composite-28
    Math-33
    English-26
    SAT-
    Math-670
    English-600

    One Year JV Lacrosse and one year varsity
    Marine Corps JROTC volleyball and orienteering captain
    Club Swim team freshman and sophomore summer

    Member of National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Key Club
    Officer in Spanish Club

    One AP (US History)
    Next year I am taking Calculus AB/BC and AP Physics B

    My course load so far has been focused on science and engineering (will graduate with 3 engineering classes, 5 science credits, and 6 math credits)

    275+ Community service hours

    JROTC Awards include Military Officers Association of America Award for greatest potential as a military officer and the Military Order of the Purple Heart award for leadership

    Also was a cadre at Marine Corps JROTC Cadet Leadership Seminar, attended USAFA SLS, and the Shelton Leadership Challenge on a JROTC scholarship

    Thanks to anyone who actually read all of this!
     
  2. scutrules

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    Have you already applied?

    I would take the ACT/SAT again to try to bring that English score up a bit. The Math score is great though, good job! You can update your ACT/SAT scores anytime throughout the application so it doesn't hurt to take it again if you think you can do better.

    What's your major? Having a STEM major will significantly raise your chances of a scholarship (and by looking at your math/science interests, I'm guessing your planning on STEM?).

    Having JROTC helps a bit, and it's great you had a leadership position as you didn't in any other sport/activity.

    No one can ever say for sure, and stats change every year but your stats look competitive. Good luck!
     
  3. educateme

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    It's much more difficult to get a scholarship as a liberal arts major for NROTC and AFROTC. if you get a scholarship as an engineering/STEM major, you risk losing a scholarship if you change your major in college. If I remember correctly, NROTC and AFROTC have a quota for non-engineering/STEM majors, and the % was quite low..... Those who are more familiar with NROTC and AFROTC, please correct me.

    AROTC is easier for non engineering and STEM majors. Two years ago when my son was applying, the major did not matter but I hear that even Army is starting to trend toward the engineering/science majors.

    Good luck.
     
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  4. scutrules

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    You are correct, the percentage of non-STEM majors for NROTC is around 15% of scholarships. So your chances are a lot slimmer if you are a LA major, but it still happens! Your major also matters less when you apply for 3 or 2 year scholarships while already in ROTC.
     
  5. dunninla

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    your chances look very, very good to me for Army ROTC. Slightly less so for Navy and Air Force because they put more emphasis on your SAT/ACT scores than Army does, and Army cares more about SAT/ACT than NROTC-Marine Option does.
     
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    If you obtain a second varsity letter and get a leadership position in another school organization (other than JROTC) then you would be competitive for the scholarship. A lot will depend on your school choices.
     
  7. Jkaz

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    From my stand point, you have almost the exact same score in both the SAT and ACT as I did when I applied. Again, listen to scutrules about trying to raise that English and also Marist College ROTC (gives great advice).

    Also contact the schools your applying to about ROTC, just so they know and start getting in contact with them regularly. I did that with the PMS at my College and i believe it helped in the end.

    I guess the better thing to do would be to ask Marist College ROTC, does contacting the ROTC battalion have an effect on your scholarship status?
     
  8. Marist College ROTC

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    It could, and it should, but not always.

    Here is how it could benefit you to contact the BN of your first choice school (may or may not be located at the first choice school) before you complete your application:

    1) Application Review: You might think all of your I's are dotted and T's crossed but you may have missed something. Some ROTC personnel fully review the scholarship applications of the students that visit their program. I will alert the students to any discrepancies I find. Common problems include listing top choice schools that will not accept the student for their program of choice due to weakness of high school record, improper pairing of school and intended major, listing schools that have entrance standards that the student has not met.

    2) Pre-Interview Review: You might think that you will get a 200 on your interview, but if you are missing points from one of the SAL components, you cannot make up the points in another area. If I meet the student during junior year, I can advise the student on how to correct those deficiencies. If I do not meet the student until Senior year, it is much harder to make corrections.

    3)Help with Financial Aid: Are there alumni scholarships for ROTC students at some colleges ? Yes. Is it easy to find out about them ? No. If you don't announce to the Admissions and Financial Aid staff that you intend to join ROTC, then they won't know to tell you about these special scholarships. Stopping off at the ROTC office is usually the best way to find out.

    4) Help with Admissions: Many ROTC programs have influence with Admissions. If your stats are good enough to get you on the waiting list, I can pull you on to the accepted list. I do this for 3-5 students each year. These are students who I have known for at least a year, have met their parents, probably gave them their Scholarship interview, etc. I don't do this for students that apply, get put on the waiting list, and then think about ROTC.

    1&2 deal with getting the scholarship. 3&4 deal with getting accepted to the college that you are offered the scholarship to.
     
  9. 3hourenergy

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    thanks everyone for the help. my number 1 school now is North Carolina State and a Mechanical Engineering major.
     
  10. Pima

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    I agree with others your SAT is low, not only from an AFROTC perspective, but also from an admittance perspective. NCST is highly competitive in NC, not as competitive as UNCCH, but still very competitive, just a slight notch below UNCCH as an ISS applicant.

    Our eldest graduated from a NC HS, I will be honest everyone of his friends applying for IS schools had the same list in the same order. UNCCH, NCST, Appalachian and ECU. We were from Wayne County. I only state that so you understand how many applicants NCST will have for 2017 class.

    The difference between college applications and AFROTC scholarship is AFROTC does not superscore I do not know if your post is superscore or best sitting, because that will be important. NCST will take superscore for admission. AFROTC will take best sitting.

    As far as AFROTC, you have a strong chance for a Type 7, main reason why? You went to AFA SLS. I do not see a Type 1 or 2 on your horizon, but since you want IS, Type 7 will do the trick.
     
  11. dunninla

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    ^ not sure about the SAT being low for NCSt. 33 Math is the most relevant ACT score for an Engineering major, and that is a great score... more solid than the 670 Math on the SAT. I'll bet the 33 math ACT score puts this poster well into the upper half at NC State.
     
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    http://collegeapps.about.com/od/collegeprofiles/p/NC-State.htm
     
  13. Pima

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    We can all throw out numbers all day long, but you need to look at the numbers thrown out.

    Here is the thing NCST is a big player for ROTC. As I stated I think he can get a Type 7 scholarship, which means AFROTC will pay tuition, be it at NCST, ECU, Appalachian or out of state and converts it to Type 2 3 yr.

    HOWEVER, he is also applying AROTC and NROTC which is tied to the school and the cadet. He could get NCST, but not a scholarship to NCST. There is a poster here that wanted NCST AROTC, got NCST, but not AROTC. We don't know if he can afford IS at NCST without a ROTC scholarship.

    Linking the school stats means nothing if ROTC boards have higher competition. That is the thing here. AFROTC statistically Type 1 and 2 won't happen. AROTC it can happen, but does that mean there is a slot at NCST...remember that link? That is just the 75% of SAT scores. Read it further.
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    As I stated in Wayne county, NCST is like Rutgers in NJ, VT in VA, UMDCP in MD, the applicant pool is huge. NC also has a big military community. Bragg, Pope, SJAFB, Cherry Point, and Lejeune. Traditionally military bases/posts are places where they have more applicants.
     

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