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  1. CSU Cadet

    CSU Cadet Member

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    Hello, I am applying for the Army ROTC scholarship, about to turn in my application this week (Delayed PMS Interview), but am worried about one thing.
    I have a 3.3 UW GPA,
    28 ACT,
    Extracurriculars: Debate, DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Boy's state, Future Soldier Training, coaching, work, with a letter in leadership, and I won 1st place in both DECA and FBLA competitions.

    I also won the state debate tournament and won both regional and districts spelling bee in 8th grade, but I'm not sure if that counts.

    I did play 9 years of football since I was 7 years old, but stopped playing my sophomore year because of bad experiences with my high school football team. When I see the average scholarship winners, they are all people who have played sports through out their high school careers. Will my lack of sports in high school damage my chances? Thank You.
     
  2. MIKEMIKE

    MIKEMIKE ROTC MEMBER OF THE ARMY Banned

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    aww i used to do football and alots of other sports and my old school made me stop playing sports of my homeschool for a couple of months @Darien
     
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Your problem is not insurmountable, but if you look at most scholarship winners they weren't just varsity athletes, a good percentage of them were actually captains of their teams.

    Now if your PFT is off the chart, that could go a long way in making up for it. Max that thing out and it can help. The military has high regard for the ability to function as a team. That's why football and soccer will go further at enhancing your profile than individualized sports.
     
  4. CSU Cadet

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    I am most likely going to get a 55 in pushups, 55 in situps, and a 6:40 - 7:00 on my mile run.
     
  5. MIKEMIKE

    MIKEMIKE ROTC MEMBER OF THE ARMY Banned

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    just dont do any more sports just go to a new school @Darien
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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  7. CSU Cadet

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    Alright, so I heard which schools you list influence the decision a great deal. I put CSU as my 1st choice, and it is around 55,000 dollars for tuition and fees total. How would this effect my chances as opposed to my second choice, which is close to 4 times as much?
     
  8. CSU Cadet

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    Update: Completed my PFT. 43 Pushups, 40 situps, and 6:50 mile run. I also am going to get a letter of recommendation from my Sergeant who leads an amazing FST/Army Workout program. Will these aspects make up for my lack of sports? Thanks.
     

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