What are my chances of receiving a AROTC scholarship?

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  1. alpha2716

    alpha2716 Member

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    4.0 GPA
    28 ACT superscore
    #6 in high school ranking
    Vice President of Chess Team
    Air Force JROTC cadet
    Concert Band member
    Marching band member
    Key Club member
    National Honor Society member
    National Society of High School Scholars member
    Georgia Certificate of Merit Recipient
    Honor Band participant
    2x American citizenship award recipient
    50+ hours of community service

    I don't play a sport that's my disadvantage. However, I am very fit. I lift weights daily, have a great presidential fitness test, and one of the most fit in my JROTC flight.

    With these credentials what are my chances of getting an Army ROTC scholarship?
     
  2. alpha2716

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    Oh yeah and I forgot 2017 class representative
     
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    And also 3 AP courses and lots and lots of college dual enrollment courses
     
  4. futuresoldier5211

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    I did not play sports after sophomore year but still received 4-year as an engineering major at a private school. What is your class size? Only difference between our profiles is I am an Eagle Scout and had slightly more service hours, but you are in JROTC which I have heard are weighed equally and my SAT was slightly higher comparatively, and your GPA/class rank is slightly higher.
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    Keep working on your SAT/ACT that is the only thing that jumped out to me. It's definitely within range for an AROTC scholarship, but it can never hurt to increase it. Also remember school acceptance is different than the scholarship. Schools matter from a selection perspective for the scholarship and you want to be able to use it where you got in.
     
  6. alpha2716

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    Well it's Georgia southern university, and I'm pretty much guaranteed to get accepted there I had 96.8% chance according to admission chance calculators. I was also planning on being accepted into the school before I apply to the scholarship.
     
  7. alpha2716

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    Thanks for the answer! My class size is 312 students btw.
     
  8. futuresoldier5211

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    I think you're looking pretty good, but never take anything for granted! I got all the way down to a plan D before I received my scholarship.
     
  9. alpha2716

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    What exactly do you mean by that?
     
  10. futuresoldier5211

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    My plan A was academy (fell through), plan B was ROTC, plan C was no scholarship ROTC with out of state school, plan D was enlisting in national guard. Have back up plans in case a ROTC scholarship doesn't work out.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Sometimes you need Plan Z!
     
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  12. AndrewRobins

    AndrewRobins AFROTC 4 Year Type 2 Scholarship Winner

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    Just a note, the interview is very important. They will be writing a detailed report of everything you do and say. Show the Air Force why they need to invest in you
     
  13. futuresoldier5211

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    I believe it's army, but I do fully agree with Andrew.
     
  14. Ohio2015Parent

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    Be prepared to illustrate leadership positions in any of your clubs. Example, were you a section leader in marching band? What positions of responsibility do you hold in JROTC? During your volunteer hours have you planned and executed a project?

    Academics sound fine, but try for a 28 one sitting instead of superscore.

    Athletics count. DS had no letters or significant sports participation, his other stats were much higher than yours and he did not receive an AROTC scholarship in 2011. Have plan A-Z to cover all possibilities.

    Good luck and if serving as an Army officer is your goal it can be done with or without the national scholoarship.
     

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