MitchWalk

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Hello there! I’m a junior in high school and I want to pursue an Army ROTC scholarship my senior year. I’d like some advice on where I can boost my chances of getting a scholarship. Thank you in advance!

Stats:
- 27 ACT (I plan on taking in 1-2 times to boost the super score)
- 4.25 GPA weighted and 4.00 Unweighted, 1 AP Class this year
- 3 Year varsity letter winner in football ( won our team’s unsung hero award my Freshman and sophomore years)
- 2 year varsity letter winner in track (All-state and all-conference my sophomore year)
- Played freshman and JV basketball my freshman year
- Member of NHS, my church’s youth group and weekly praise team, my school’s math competition club (3 years)
- 120 Volunteer hours my freshman year
- 110 volunteer hours my sophomore year
- 60 volunteer hours this year thus far

JROTC
- Cadet 1st Lieutenant in my high school’s Marine Corps JROTC Program (Member of our unit drill team, our company staff)
- Was the team captain of our Unit Academic bowl team this year
- I’ve been a member of our unit’s admin team and public affairs team since my sophomore year (I’m the admin team commander this year)
- Won 2 National Marine corps JROTC awards for leadership
- Won a meritorious promotion my freshman year
- Was an officer in our JROTC unit when we were awarded the title of Naval Honor School my sophomore year

Work
- Have been running my own pet and home business constantly since 6th grade (Dog walking/watching, mowing etc)
- Worked at subway in addition to my pet business during my whole freshman year
- Worked at a farm during the summers before my sophomore and junior year
 

Jarhead713

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IMHO, I like your file, it looks pretty solid. Only thing I’d suggest is raising that ACT score and taking more AP and honors classes if possible.

Remember: The scholarship selection board wants to see three things in every candidate: scholar, athlete, and leader. Make sure you check off all those boxes.

In the meantime, continue to do well in school and practice, practice, practice, and then practice some more for your PFA, so you can get all 150 points. Also, try and get in contact with the cadre at a nearby host university and establish a connection. Maybe shadow them for a day or a drill weekend. Build those relationships now.

Good luck!
 

MitchWalk

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IMHO, I like your file, it looks pretty solid. Only thing I’d suggest is raising that ACT score and taking more AP and honors classes if possible.

Remember: The scholarship selection board wants to see three things in every candidate: scholar, athlete, and leader. Make sure you check off all those boxes.

In the meantime, continue to do well in school and practice, practice, practice, and then practice some more for your PFA, so you can get all 150 points. Also, try and get in contact with the cadre at a nearby host university and establish a connection. Maybe shadow them for a day or a drill weekend. Build those relationships now.

Good luck!

Thank you for your input! I plan on talking four AP classes next year (two of which would give me college credit). What are the numbers I need to put up 150 points on the PFA? I’m in great shape and I could run a mile under 6:00 and 50-55 push-ups in a min for sure. Thanks again!
 

Jarhead713

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