VMI Institute Scholarship program questions

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  1. USMA2019

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    Hello all,
    So I have received a few emails from the admissions office and packages in the mail in regards to applying for the Institute Scholar program, based off my performance on the standardized testing and past grades. My SAT score of CR and Math is 1420 and my current un-weighted GPA is a 3.8 weighted 4.7. The eligibility to apply for this is 3.7 (and I'm assuming un- weighted GPA is used for this) and unfortunately with my course load this year, I am unsure if my GPA will remain in the eligibility seeing as I will almost certainly get a C in one class, 2 B's, and possibly 3 A's in my other classes. Even though I project that my GPA may not be within the range (I'm not sure), should I bother to still apply, or will the scholarship board recognize the rigor of my course loads?

    (I.E.: From all four years- 8 honor classes, 7 AP classes 3 of which I am taking right now, the C will be from AP calc). Thanks
     
  2. USNAco2019hopeful

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    My motto for most of these applications is to just go for it, worst case they deny you.

    I too have applied for the Institute Scholarship, out of curiosity about how long after you mailed your application did they email you?
     
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    I actually haven't submitted my packet in yet. An admissions officer back in maybe end of November or beginning of December sent me an email saying they had gone through my academic records and urged me to apply. I first received the paperwork to apply in early November, then again this last week. I should have applied earlier though, but I was hesitant seeing my grades and that since I already have the army rotc scholarship, I wasn't quite sure if I would receive any more scholarships; however, because I kept on receiving the paperwork to apply, I though I guess I might as well give it a shot I suppose.
     
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    Oh you meant my admissions packet, I think I submitted it mid November (I did early decision).
     
  5. USNAco2019hopeful

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    in terms of you already being awarded an ROTC scholarship (congrats by the way) this paragraph is taken directly from VMI's scholarship application and might be of help to you.

    "Since Institute Scholarship awards are not derived from federal funding, the acceptance of this offer does not preclude your acceptance of other federal scholarships or loans. If you receive other types of financial assistance during your cadetship (e.g. ROTC scholarship), the amount of this award may be reduced such that your total financial assistance in any semester does not exceed the total cost of tuition and room and board. If you are a four-year ROTC scholarship recipient or a three-year Advanced Designee, this award is made in addition to the $1,000 ROTC scholarship annual stipend that VMI will provide."

    Thus I assume even with ROTC they would still offer you something.
     
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    I see. Thanks! I guess I better start cranking out those two essays then and hope for the best in regards to my GPA.
     
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    and this too

    "Based on the results of the application and interview process, Institute Scholars can receive awards from $5,000 per academic year up to and including the full cost of tuition and fees. In some cases the total scholarship package includes other forms of financial aid (e.g., ROTC, Athletic, or other scholarship sources)."
     
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    aye, good luck
     

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