Vmi, citadel, va tech 4 yrs

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  1. Sara

    Sara Member

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    I saw in another thread that someone already heard that they received a 4 yr scholarship to vmi. vmi is my top choice and I haven't gotten any email. do the smc fill all there scholarships up on the first board or is it still possible to get one in the 2 or 3rd?
     
  2. Falcon A

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    Sara -- do not worry. My DS was awarded his 4 yr AROTC scholarship to VMI off of the second board.
     
  3. Sara

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    Awesome thanks!
     
  4. Falcon A

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    Based on last year, the first AROTC board had a small number (under 300) of 4 yr scholarships awarded and the majority of the winners seem to have had very high SAT or ACT scores. The second board was a larger total number of scholarships, and had both 4 yr and 3 yr scholarships awarded. The third board had a large total number of scholarships and was primarily 3 yr scholarships. I remember seeing stats somewhere that said about 2500 scholarships were awarded, and approximately 600 of them were 4yr scholarships.
     
  5. Pima

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    I agree with FalconA. Think a bell curve. The percentage is not going to be as high as the subsequent boards.

    They know that many candidates will not meet the 1st board, and although the candidate could be highly qualified, they want to see a larger pool.
    ~ It is more common than uncommon to hear from the next board.

    Think of the 1st board like you would consider it as a recruitment tool for a college (EA), or if applying to an SA and getting an LOA. Very few get either, but many get admitted and/or appointments come sometime in the next 6 months.
     
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    My DS won a 3 year to VMI from the third board last year. So, there is plenty of opportunity with the next two boards.
     
  7. Sara

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    Can I ask what your DS's stats looked like? I am very anxious and would like to know if I have a shot
     
  8. Falcon A

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    Info from DJA from last year after all 3 AROTC boards:

     

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