Scholarship Opportunity??

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  1. StayingPositive

    StayingPositive Member

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    Hello everyone. I just wanted everyone's complete brutally honest opinion/feedback. I am applying for both an AROTC and NROTC (Marine option) scholarship and I was wondering if you guys thought I would have a weak, medium, strong chance.

    Rank top 8% in my class (26/331)
    National Honor Society President (2 years)
    Future Business Leaders of America V.P. (2 years)
    Senior Class Council Secretary
    Junior Classical League Secretary (2 years)
    Interact Rotary International Community Service Club Executive Board Member (2 years)
    Varsity Tennis Team for School. Lettered 3 years in a row
    Muay Thai (2 years) (Not school)
    Judo (3 years) Not School

    3.97 weighted gpa
    3.61 unweighted gpa
    SAT Scores: Math: 690 CR: 620 Writing: 710
    Composite: 2020
    SAT Superscore: Math: 690 CR: 680 Writing: 710
    Composite: 2080
    ACT Scores: 30
    I have never taken an academic class
    I have taken all honors and AP classes throughout highschool (16 honors and 7 AP).
    Physical Test: 54 Push Ups/70 situps/7:30 1 mile run

    Also I am applying to Penn State as my first choice for both scholarships
     
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  2. QA1517

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    Me Again

    Did you do any athletics?

    If not, that will be a negative. Any athletics, varsity athletics, team captains, team sports, all go a long way in getting scholarships.
     
  3. QA1517

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    Sorry just saw you posted some. never mind
     
  4. StayingPositive

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    Its cool lol at least your replying. So what do you think? Weak, medium or strong? Please feel free to be completely honest..
     
  5. mattjr96

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    Your academics and EC's are very good, however if you are applying to the NROTC Marine Option scholarship I recommend you train for the PFT. It consists of crunches (100 in 2 mins is 100 pts) pull-ups (20 is 100 pts) and a 3 mile run (under 18:00 mins is 100 pts). The PFT is very important for the Marine Option Scholarship. Good luck!
     
  6. QA1517

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    For AROTC I would say you look strong. Test scores are good. Activities look good. I would say the one lacking thing might be the team sports. They like to see team activities and team captains and multiple sport athletes.

    NROTC I cannot comment on.

    Study your form on your sit ups and pushups so when you get to rotc you won't be completely shocked. Many people have scored high on their scholarship fitness only to get to college and realize they weren't performing them correctly. Plenty of videos out there.
     
  7. Strength and Honor

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    I think you're very strong for an AROTC scholarship! Like the above poster said though, the Marines put a huge emphasis on their PFT (3 mile run, sit ups, PULL UPS) and you didn't post scores for that. That might be the deal breaker or maker.
     
  8. kinnem

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    You've got a fair shot, especially for Army. +1 to mattjr96 regarding Marine Option PFT. Also, Marine Option takes SAT/ACT scores from most recent test and does not superscore. Nevertheless it's possible to get a scholarship with your scores.
     
  9. StayingPositive

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    Does that mean that they look at my most recent SAT scores even if they arent the highest? My 3rd SAT scores are the highest with a 2020 however my most recent scores are 1980.
     
  10. Jcleppe

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    AROTC Superscores your SAT, so it won't matter what your last SAT scores were, they will simply take the best score from each section.
     
  11. kinnem

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    My comment about taking the last sitting and not superscoring only applies to NROTC Marine Option. It does not apply to NROTC Navy option or any other ROTC program. All others superscore.
     
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    Pima might have to confirm this but I do not think AFROTC Superscores the SAT/ACT.
     
  13. kinnem

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    You might be right. I do seem to vaguely recall something about best sitting.

    In any case, I guess the real point is the players should know the game. Check on what each application does/considers prior to sending scores. Don't just assume everyone super scores. They don't. And if you don't send them those lower scores then they don't have them (I think... hard to know for sure in this day and age).
     

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