whats the average Army Rotc scholarship credentials?

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  1. ROTCatUC

    ROTCatUC Member

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    Im wondering what everyone who has and hasnt receive a scholarship for army rotc grades, act, sports played, jobs, leadership look like.

    im wanting to compare what i have to see if i could possibly make next board.

    3.76/4.0 GPA 4.23/5.0 10 College credits, 24 act, 25 if you compose all my best scores together, 3 varsity letters from swim/dive, 2 from tennis, one year job at Walgreen, one year job as shift leader at bakery, captain of swim team, model union, volunteering at local hospital, homeless shelter, and golf course.

    please post if you have applied and and state rather or not you have been offered a scholarship

    thanks
     
  2. waterisbest

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    I was awarded a scholarship in December to Cal Poly, my top choice that I got into Early Decision. I am majoring in Animal Science and hope to become a veterinarian.

    SAT: 2150 (1400 M/CR)
    ACT: 33
    GPA: 3.26 unweighted, all honors or AP classes since sophomore year
    Sports: Track and Field 10th grade; Swimming- club since 4th grade, high school varsity 10th-12th grade, Captain
    Work: 9th grade- tutor; 11th-12th grade- veterinary nurse/assistant
    Leadership: 4-H club president, swim team captain, Future Business Leaders of America committee head
    Community Service: summer camp counselor, therapy dog/animal assisted therapy volunteer

    It's also very important to do well in your fitness test and interview- have you done those or scheduled them yet?
     
  3. RKO123

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    I was awarded the scholarship during the last board round to Arizona State. My credentials are as follows:

    ACT: 27
    GPA: 3.45
    3 year varsity football letter, 2 year spanish club, 2 year baseball, 2 year All-Conference offensive tackle, 1 year All-State tackle, Black belt in Taekwondo, volunteer Taekwondo instructor, 4 years of powerlifting, Active 2 year member in American Huey 369 Organization, volunteer football coach for elementary age school children, volunteer football camp coach for middle school and elementary age children, 10th-12th grade and work at Doctor's Office as an office manager.

    I am majoring in aerospace engineering.
     
  4. ROTCatUC

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    yeah, i have 6.20 mile, 46push ups in min, 50sit ups in a min. I can see why both of you have been awarded the scholarship, im hoping this next round will be my turn.
     
  5. awhin3

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    You should easily be able to receive a scholarship.

    I was awarded an AROTC scholarship to Ohio State in January.

    ACT - 27
    GPA-4.0 weighted, 3.8 unweighted
    4 AP classes
    3 year letter winner in baseball
    NHS, lots of community service, other various clubs
    I've been employed for two years by my school district as a computer tech.
    On the fitness test I scored - 53 push ups/52 sit ups/7:36 mile
     
  6. Gumtech

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    My daughter is waiting for her answer, but didn't interview until Mid-January, so we may be waiting awhile. Are there different fitness requirements for the Navy Nursing Corp applicants? We have not heard anything about taking a fitness test until AFTER she gets accepted? (if she does of course). Does anyone know?
     
  7. aglages

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    My daughter was awarded an AROTC scholarship to Case Western Reserve University for nursing back in December. The physical fitness requirements are the same for nurses as anyone else. She did submit a Presidential Fitness test as part of her application. She also received a NROTC scholarship for nursing in December. She didn't need a physical fitness test but I understand that the standards are the same for all women within the same age groups in the Navy.

    AROTC = Case Western Reserve University
    NROTC = University of Pittsburgh
    AFROTC Type 7 = Not sure yet where she'll attend

    Her stats:
    SAT - 620M / 700 CR / 670 W
    ACT - 32
    GPA - 3.82 UW (all available Honors & AP courses)
    4 years marching band including 3 years leadership, 3 yrs varsity track, 3 yrs National Honor Society and a ton of other ECs
     
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  8. The OC Josh

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    Got a scholarship from the Oct Board
    SAT: 1810
    ACT: 25
    GPA: 3.9 Weighted/Unweighted
    18 Units of College Classes
    Sports: Karate-4 Years Varsity Mock Trial-4 Years. Defense Captain- 11th Prosecution & Defense Captain 12th grade

    Work: Karate studio, 1 yr Grocery store, 2 years, Internship with church
    Leadership: NHS VP, Head of Mock Trial, Church Student Leadership
    Community Service: Literally 1000s of hours in a bunch of different places.
    Some other stuff too, but that was most of it.

    Don't remember PT Test, but think I maxed the interview.


    If for some reason, someone wants my entire resume with all the stuff, just PM me.
     
  9. DougBetsy

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    My son's app was complete in late-October and he got an AROTC scholarship at the Dec board.

    SAT superscore = 1330 & 1960
    ACT = 29
    GPA = 3.6w, 4.0uw
    Leadership: XC captain, Percussion lead, and elementary mentor
    Athletics: XC 10 - 12, Track 10 - 12, 12 years of tai jutsu (black belt 2nd degree)
    Academics: NHS, 7 APS, 20+ honors, writing awards
    Fitness: push-ups in the 60s, crunches in the 70s, mile was slow (7:12?) due to sprain 3 weeks prior.

    Schools: U of Md, Gettysburg, Dickinson, Elon, Wake Forest
     
  10. pfc

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    Wow...everyone did such a great job in high school. As a teacher, it is wonderful to see so many young people achieving so much. My son had a lower ACT than everyone it seems. However, he had 3.5-3.85 (unweighted and weighted) gpa. He has 9 hours of college credit, captain of track, soccer, etc. He did not do the Presidential Fitness test because he was advised to take the actual Army PT test (PMS said it would look better). He did very well on the Army PT test. He achieved maximum scores on his interview and he applied to a school and was accepted to a school that was not a reach for him. He will be attending the University of Mississippi in the fall--International Relations. He has also traveled to many countries in Europe, hence the International Relations degree. We feel very blessed.
     
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    Ole Miss? Fantastic! Congrats to both of you.
     
  12. USMA_2014

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    3.76/4.0 GPA_4.26/5.0 HPA_9 College Credits_26 ACT composite score_1870 SAT_3 Varsity Track&Field and 2 Varsity Cross Country_4 year job at Publix Supermarkets_Math National Honor Society President_7 Academic Honor Societies_Wildlife santuary volunteer.

    I was awarded an AROTC 4 year to Florida Institute of Technology.
     
  13. TrueCadet22

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    It severly grinds my gears that some of you guys get the scholarship and then serve your time and then plan to do something else. It's as if your using the army for your college. I was lucky enough to have my interviewer realize that I LOVE the Army and wish to make it a CAREER. I wasnt as competitive as people like you on paper and my grades and pt scores we're average. My interviewer who I became close to called me and told me that I prpbably wasnt going to get selected by the board. So he decided to request my scholarship because I KNOW that I want to serve for a career. Unfortuneatly my friend was not so lucky. He was like me...not as competitive on paper but had a true heart for the army...a never give up heart...but his interviewer was not a gracious and as kind as mine. He did not recieve a scholarship and will now have to get what money he can and get loans for the rest. Why does he have to do that? Cause of people who just use the Army to get their college paid for. And it makes me even hotter when yalls grades are high enough just to get a normal scholarship. But no...lets just use the Army.

    A VERY irritated but fortunate ROTC Cadet.
     
  14. aglages

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    OK. You convinced me. I spoke to my daughter and she has decided to give up her Army ROTC Scholarship to your friend. Tell him to expect it in the mail.

    BTW - how about posting your SAT / ACT / GPA and other stats so that we can pretend that our posts have something to do with this thread?
     
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  15. singaporemom

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    aglages-LOL

    I understand the posters frustration, but the system is what it is. My son's gf has been declined an AFROTC scholarship and is still waiting for NROTC. She is a highly accomplished dancer and is ranked #9 in the class about 300. She's just brilliant and athletic. Son wishes he could hand her his NROTC scholarship. By chance, they both have applied to the same private school...she got in ED and he's been awarded NROTC there, but waiting on admission. Now he's got USNA appointment and would gladly give the scholarship to her, but it doesn't work that way.

    From what I understand, the boards take an academic cut off point and work from there. The most competitive in that round are accepted and then they might lower that cut off point during the next round.... I might be wrong.

    Congrats on your AROTC scholarship, and help your friend find other ways to get into ROTC. Encourage him to enroll in ROTC at college and his college performance may get him that scholarship after all.
     
  16. House06

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    wow, do I sense a little hostility? How can anyone at the age of 18 be completely sure what they want to do for the next 20 years? There are so many factors and variables involved in making that decision. As the spouse of a SA grad and 20+ years of service, I can offer that attitudes, desires and situations change sometimes as frequently as year to year.

    In our own situation, our child has 3 service academy appointments and an ROTC scholarship to top choice school. Does this make her special, great, outstanding, exceptional or in any way better than all the other candidates and awardees? No, it makes her fortunate and "blessed" with options and tough decisions to make.

    Our daughter did not decide on pursuing a military career option until summer of Junior year with SLS. Does that mean because she hasn't been "military minded" since the age of 4 that she shouldn't have the opportunity?

    Every single person who makes the decision to serve their country, particularly in today's military environment, should be praised, regardless of the path that they choose.

    It is my understanding that the ROTC scholarship, like the SA appointment is a contract, between two willing parties- seen as a fair exchange. The academic institution will provide a top quality education with military training in exchange for XXX numbers years of service. If these opportunities were limited to only those who are "planning" or "expecting" to or even "do serve"20 years upfront, then the military would have an awfully hard time filling the ranks.

    And my daughter turned down "full ride" 4 yr ROTC scholarships to attend her top choice school on a 3 year scholarship. At this point, she does plan to serve her commitment and attend law school. Will she be a "lifer"? Have no idea, today those are her plans. Many, many things could intervene in the meantime.

    I am a little offended at the poster's "lashing out" at other students/candidates who have received scholarships. There are so many people who are just hoping to get a scholarship to pay for college expenses, and serve their country as well, that the length of service is probably not foremost in their minds at this moment.

    When the poster gets a little more life experience under his or her belt, then perhaps there might be a realization that "life happens" and "plans change". Until then, how about we focus on the more important thing of being sure to acknowledge all those who are willing to sacrifice and serve their country, no matter what path they may choose.
     
  17. pfc

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    My son has wanted to go into the military (did not matter which branch) since middle school. Does that mean he wants to make a career out of the army? No...he has other plans after the military. It just means that this is "part" of his life plan---not all of it.
     
  18. singaporemom

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    It's as if your using the army for your college.

    My son has 2 complete full rides at 2 universities without ROTC. He could take that route if he chooses. With those options, he's still choosing ROTC or SA.

    Yes, there are some kids that will go ROTC to save their parents about $100k-200k for school. But, I would guess that the majority of those kids have a true love and appreciation for the military.

    And, I applaud that kid who can look their parents in the eye and tell them that he found away to lighten their burden.

    All added up, my 2 kids have found a away to pay for almost $500,000 of education.
     
  19. Just_A_Mom

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    TrueCadet22 - Good for you for having the desire and will to serve your country.
    A few things....
    Scholarships are a competition. They go to the contest winners. Desire counts but other things count too.
    I can take that your grades and test scores are not super-duper great. Not everyone is a genius. However - why are your pt scores Average???
    There really is no excuse for this if you have the desire to serve in the Army that you say you do. When you get to ROTC you will find that average scores are simply not accpetable. Excellence above all. If you want to be an officer then you will need to rise above the minimum.

    When you become a ROTC cadet you will find the competition does not cease. The chances that you will get your desired summer training will depend partly on your rank in your ROTC unit. When you commission, you will compete for your branch and post based on your rank as a cadet - this includes GPA, Military grade and PT score.

    If you don't win a ROTC scholarship - there are options available to you and your friend for the Army to help pay for your education. You can enlist in the National Guard, for instance. Please apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA online. If you qualify there will be federal grants available to you as well.

    Finally, you need to get over the concept of joining the Army just to get one's education paid for. This is an Army incentive and it is there for good reason. There will be some cadets in your cohort in ROTC who joined for financial reasons that you will be expected to get along with. Someday as an officer you might even find yourself encouraging a bright young student to join the Army for the financial benefits.

    Time to man up and pursue excellence in all that you do instead of whining about the success of others.
     
  20. riroka

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    Here is my 2 cents! For starters, my husband is 1986 USAFA grad. He served 14 years flying F-15's. We had a wonderful time moving around, traveling and living the Air Force life. Once child #3 arrived he was ready to do something different. He chose to separate from the AF. Did he use the AF? NO! He simply moved on to another phase of his life.

    My son has an AROTC scholarship. I will admit that having the 40K plus tution paid is nice benifit, but we have taught our children that it is important to serve in the military even if only for 4 years. My son is not using the Army to pay for his school, he is making a life/career choice for ages 18-26 and feels very fortunate to have received a scholarship.
     

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