AROTC Scholarship Not Awarded

AH99

Member
To all those who were not awarded a scholarship this board, what were your scores and activities?
 

junlee58

Member
Gpa 3.4 unweighted 3.7 weighted
Sat old 2210 new 1530
Fluent in Korean
2 years jv lacrosse 4 years marching band with 1 year leadership
Black belt
Monthly volunteer with 100+ accumulated hours
6 AP courses
5 and 4s on Ap exams
Pft
52 Pushups 51 Situps 7:11 mile
 

inSANEmom

Member
GPA 3.7
Homeschooled with dual enrollment courses at local college
ACT 30
Civil Air Patrol Squadron Commander and earned the Amelia Earhart Award
Awarded the National Volunteer Service Award from the White House for work with Southeastern Guide Dogs
Student Leader with church youth group
PFT - I don't remember the actual numbers, but they were very good.
Son of active duty Army Officer
 

MohawkArmyROTC

Recruiting Operations Officer
To be competitive, you should at least meet the following criteria:

Scholar
3.0+ GPA, 1100 SAT

Athlete
Two or more varsity letters

Leader
Captain of athletic team, or other elected leadership positions

There are other factors involved, but all winners meet the above criteria and then some.
 

DIsney17

New Member
Can I ask how were you informed that you did not receive a scholarship this board? The last communication my daughter had was on Jan 27th and it was a generic e-mail that said the board convened and that notices would be made in 2-3 weeks.
Thank you!
 

inSANEmom

Member
Disney17... The portal was update for winner yesterday. If your portal still says "boarded" then you did not receive a scholarship this round. There is no official "you did not receive a scholarship" notification at this point.
 

MohawkArmyROTC

Recruiting Operations Officer
You only get an official notice of not receiving a scholarship in APR/MAY after all the selections have been made. If you received an offer the selection tab in the dashboard would say "pending acceptance".
 

inSANEmom

Member
I won't presume to know all the facts about how a scholarship winner is chosen, and MohawkArmyROTC is certainly in a better position to know than I am... but I have to say that I personally know three 4 year winners last year who had no varsity letters or anything other than intramural sports for the athletic portion. They were very strong applicants to be sure (one went to West Point instead of via ROTC), but not in the varsity letter area. I think to say "all winners" meet that criteria is not quite accurate. Certainly "vast majority" may be true.
 

DIsney17

New Member
Thank you so much for the responses! The portal still says "boarded" so I guess we continue to wait for the final board.
 

mrs

Member
I won't presume to know all the facts about how a scholarship winner is chosen, and MohawkArmyROTC is certainly in a better position to know than I am... but I have to say that I personally know three 4 year winners last year who had no varsity letters or anything other than intramural sports for the athletic portion. They were very strong applicants to be sure (one went to West Point instead of via ROTC), but not in the varsity letter area. I think to say "all winners" meet that criteria is not quite accurate. Certainly "vast majority" may be true.
If you read what some of the winners have posted they don't have all of the above, some have none of the above. If that is 100% what they require then the scholarship page should indicate it. Yes they want those who show strong leadership skills and academics but sports should not be a main factor, sadly enough most athletes get academic waivers.
 

MohawkArmyROTC

Recruiting Operations Officer
The Army awards scholarships to Scholar-Athletes-Leaders. That is what we are looking for. Two varsity letters count as two years of a varsity sport (eg: 2yr on varsity track, or 1 yr on track and 1 yr football). If an applicant is on a competitive travel team, black belt in martial arts, etc, that is generally equated to a varsity athlete.

I can definitely say that there are not any scholarship winners that have none of the above criteria that I have listed.
 

AROTC-dad

Moderator
5-Year Member
So because I have no varsity letters I'm pretty much done for?
If I recall from your prior posts, you participated in CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) basketball. If you did at least two years of this and documented it properly on your application, it might be regarded as equivalent.
 
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3.75 unweighted (school does not weight)
Full IB Diploma candidate
1220 new SAT
4 years varsity soccer, 2 years xc (1 varsity), soccer captain senior year
Have had 3 jobs
Plenty of community service
Other than soccer Captain, I have few leadership
Pushups: 62 Sit ups: 58 1 mile: 5:53
Top 5 schools are UW, Gonzaga, Texas A&M, Seattle U, Wisconsin
 
Also to the fellow non-selects: It is too late now to submit a scholarship for ROTC, therefore for the 3rd selection board you are not competing against any new boarded applicants
 

MohawkArmyROTC

Recruiting Operations Officer
Also to the fellow non-selects: It is too late now to submit a scholarship for ROTC, therefore for the 3rd selection board you are not competing against any new boarded applicants
There will be new applicants on the third board that have not been previously boarded. The deadline to start the application was 10 JAN. Some applicants that met that deadline did not meet the deadline for the second board. Those applicants have until 28 FEB to complete their applications in time for the third board.

All applicants are only boarded once. You earn a score from the board and placed on the OML. After each board, scholarship selections are made from the overall OML. Those boarded but not awarded a scholarship are now on the OML, and the final scholarship selections will be made after the remaining applicants are boarded in MAR.
 

augor1

New Member
Just to add onto this, you don't necessarily need varsity letters to be eligible for the scholarships. At the most recent board I was honored enough to receive a scholarship, even though I played no sports in high school, however; I did have high PT scores. On top of that I was academically the top of my class and was a state honor scholar, etc.

You're not entirely done for if you don't have varsity letters or have played sports, you've just got to excel in other areas. Stay positive.
 
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