3rd AROTC Board opportunities

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  1. AROTC_Alexander

    AROTC_Alexander New Member

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    I was curious to know if for the 3rd and final AROTC board, still issued 4-year scholarships to applicants? Ive had my application completed since October and have been adding more to it as time goes on. I'm still placed at "Boarded" on my application, so I was interested to know, if there was still a chance for a 4-year.

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    GPA: 3.5 (4.0 scale)
    ACT: 21
    NHS
    Varsity Track - 4 years
    Band
    Choir
    Active in Church
    25-30 hours/week for work
    School Leadership council member
    Etc...
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    One never knows, but I'd be focused on plan B. You're ACT score seems very low, unless that's a typo. Leadership could be stronger as well. Is there still time to retake the ACT (I actually don't know... being a Navy/Marine oriented guy).
     
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  3. inSANEmom

    inSANEmom Member

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    To answer your specific question... YES. 4 year scholarships are still awarded as a result of the 3rd board. As kinnem said, the ACT is below average for scholarship awardees, but that's only one part of your whole packet, so you never know. Hang in there. We are still waiting on board 3 as well. Good luck.
     
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  4. Dckc88

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    You still have a chance, hang in there, but do not miss this opportunity to get all your ducks in a row. The majority are 3 years on the 3rd board, 4 years exist, but from what was posted on stats from last year, 4 year recipients tend to have much higher than average (average being around 1200 SAT/26ACT and 3.60 GPA), as well as higher than leadership and athletics as well. Some 3 year recipients from the 2nd board were upgraded after the 3rd board as well, so seemed any leftover 4 years still went by the entire OML, not just who was left at the 3rd board. Remember, that some people don't board until 3rd board, so if their stats would of gotten a 4 year on earlier boards, that is who is getting it. Yes, don't give up hope, but should always have a plan B (what to do with a 3 year is a good one) and a plan C (what do without one), in your back pocket. My daughter this time last year was asking the same question, she had a 3.57 GPA and a 26 ACT, 2 years varsity plus other athletics, and some church leader leadership, lots of work and volunteer hours. She received a 3 year on the 3rd board. More importantly, she is a MS1 and loving life right now. Hang in there, it isn't over yet.
     
  5. mrs

    mrs Member

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    I was just informed, by one of my choices that the 2nd board (which my son's packet boarded for) was never looked at by the board....why would that be. It was boarded on November 28th but when they met in January they never looked at the packet, does that sound like good information? He said he is sure they will look at it for the 3rd board. Do they not look at all packets??? Does that mean he was never given an OML?
     
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  6. AH99

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    If I don't win a scholarship at the final board, will they send me a denial letter? If so when? I have housing deposits to put down by May 1 but it all depends on whether I get a scholarship
     
  7. Dckc88

    Dckc88 Member

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    Everyone was notified the first week of April last year if they were awarded a scholarship on the third board, once that happens if you have not heard anything you can always confirm with Cadet Command if you want absolute confirmation that you did not receive one. Hopefully you will get good news and it will be a mute point.
     
  8. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    They can only cover so many individual packets at a board meeting. They'll hit them all on the third board.
     
  9. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    Applicants are only boarded once, then placed on the scholarship OML. After the 2nd board they look at the OML (with applicants who were boarded on the first board and second board) and award scholarship to those applicants who have a score above the cutline.
     
  10. thomael66

    thomael66 New Member

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    anybody received ECP on first board and didn't get awarded the 2nd board?
     
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  11. AH99

    AH99 Member

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    Yeah me
     
  12. thomael66

    thomael66 New Member

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    our son did too. I was reading a reply and now nervous that those who received ECP , most likely will not get an offer. I hope it's not the case.
     
  13. AROTC_Alexander

    AROTC_Alexander New Member

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    I also received an ECP scholarship from the first board, even when I had on the application I was not interested in ECP. Still remaining hopeful on this final board!
     
  14. MichUSNA2021hopefulparent

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    DS received 3 yr on 2nd board.
    Hoping for upgrade to 4 yr after 3rd board.

    3.87 GPA
    26 ACT
    6 AP's/Calc, Physics, Eng/Comp, Govt, Bio, USHist
    4 yrs Spanish
    NHS President
    President Sophomore class
    Student council 1 yr
    Boys State delegate
    Junior student board member non-school nonprofit organization, 1 yr;

    4 yrs football, 3 varsity;
    3 yrs basketball, 1 yr varsity,
    JV and freshman basketball captains;
    4 yrs baseball, 2 yrs varsity,
    1 yr JV baseball captain;
    1 yr wrestling, varsity captain
    7 varsity letters

    4 yrs concert band, 1st section, 3rd chair clarinet;
    2 yrs jazz band

    400 total volunteer hrs, 2 Mexico spring break mission trips, group leader

    Varsity baseball academic all-district team;
    Numerous other awards and honors.

    Predictions on upgrade possibilities?