Weight of Class Schedule and School in NROTC

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  1. Lincoln65

    Lincoln65 New Member

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    Hi guys this is my first post.

    I was wondering how much the scholarship boards put weight on the classes you take and the school you attend.

    I'm going to a small STEM school where I take some pretty advanced classes. It is considered one of the best high schools in the country, and I had to apply and compete against other candidates for a spot. I know NROTC creates a school, profile so they will know what my high school is like.

    By the time I graduate I will have taken Diff. Eq., Linear Algebra, Physics 1 and 2 (General, Mechanics, and E&M), Biochemistry, and Cell Biology. All classes are also honors, so literally every class I take from English to STEM subjects is considered honors.

    I understand that other factors like sports and ECs come into play, but how much do these two factors count for?

    Thanks
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Sports and ECs count for a lot. Besides being and indicator of your physical fitness and community onvolvement, these are also the areas where you'll demonstrate leadership which is another very important factor in getting a scholarship. Acadmics counts more than anything else, but you usually have to have it all to win a scholarship.
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    Lincoln: control what you can. Get the best possible grades in the most rigorous classes you can take. Fully participate in sports and EC's and earn leadership positions. Volunteer often and seek leadership positions in these activities as well. Be a good citizen and avoid illegal activities. Then apply for your scholarship, write good essays and have a good interview. The rest is out of your hands.
     
  4. Lincoln65

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    Unfortunately, the only sport my school (which is only for 11th and 12th grade I should add) offers is rowing, and I can only do it this year, my senior year, because I had a prior commitment to my school's robotics team last year.

    AS far as ECs go I have been president of my History Club, and a Captain on my Academic Team as well as being a member in many other clubs. I have over 200 hours of service.

    I didn't know that academics counted for more than the other two. I had thought they were all equal. In any case, all I can do now is finish my application and see what happens.

    Thanks
     

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