Senior Activities on Scholarship Application

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  1. 89Bison

    89Bison Member

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    If a rising senior pursuing an Army ROTC scholarship application submits the application in August, how should they describe their senior year activities on the application?

    In other words, should my son check off activities that he honestly and sincerely plans to participate in, or positions he expects to attain, even if they haven't begun yet?

    Along the same lines, what about varsity/JV status? My son has been JV soccer his first three years, and is confident he'll make varsity his senior year. Given it's a winter sport here, he won't know that with absolute certainty until November. Should he indicate varsity, given that's his sincere belief of what's going to happen? (It's too bad, by the way, that the Army places such weight on varsity participation, given how wildly different qualifying for varsity can be between, say, a little school in the country and our 3,500-student school in the city.)
     
  2. AFAYahoo

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    Last year my son was advised to include what he planned to do senior year. Activities will be discussed during his ROTC interview so they'll get a feel for his level of involvement/commitment. Especially since he's played soccer his first three years, varsity would be a natural progression. I think eyebrows would be raised if someone hadn't participated in sports/activities/etc. and all of a sudden they listed all sorts of new things they were going to do senior year, but your son's situation isn't like that.
     
  3. Packer

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    I agree the varsity deal is a bit of a sham. We live out in the country and my son could go to a small high school near us (about 150 students in 9-12) and if he had of he would have played varsity for all 4 years. We chose to have him go to the larger 2000 student high school for the extra academic opportunities. He will finally make varsity his senior year. No point crying about it though as that is the system.
     
  4. homewith4

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    We were advised the opposite of AFAYahoo. Because we live overseas, the AFA liasion officer does the "recruiting" and assistance in the process. She said to only include what has happened-so for a rising senior, next to nothing until school starts.
     
  5. CoachBart

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    Same here

    My son only included what he has done. He figured they know he just finished grade 11 and can tell them in person what he is doing his senior year.
     
  6. MNDad2015

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    DS received a form from his CC POC to fill out for his senior year activities. He said they were also discussed in his PMS interview. Apparently that's how things got taken into consideration in his case.
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    You have an additional block (at least on the AROTC app) where you can include additional information. This may be the place to describe what you plan to do senior year ie. plan to continue to play soccer my senior year and expect to be a team captain. When you go for your interview that will be the time for the PMS to check the block that says you are a team captain (or not, if you didn't get selected).

    My 2 cents.
     
  8. sg1fan93

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    I did what Clarkson said to do. Mark down the activities and positions you KNOW you will do or attain and then in the additional remarks section indicate that it is a future activity.
     
  9. CoachBart

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    Question

    So if my DS goes back on the website and updates the school activity section to add 12 th grade activities, he should just save and continue and that's all right?

    Also, its good they have an additional comments area but there is a limit on how many words/letters you can use in the block.

    Lastly, has anyone been able to print out the pdf document yet?
     

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