AROTC Scholarship Not Awarded

I've been reading everyone's comments and felt like I had to share my son's stats. He received a 3 yr scholarship yesterday but compared to everyone's grades listed above, his were not as good - 3.3 avg / 1200 SAT. He does play sports and lettered, participates in JROTC as well as does some volunteering within my husband's unit (we are an active army family). BUT... I think the big thing for my DS was his interview. He was back a good hour with the interviewer and came out laughing when it was all said and done. DS even remarked how well he and his interviewer got along. With that being said, a good interview and strong desire to commission can make up for other areas that may be lacking.
 

cadetsquad

New Member
3.5 gpa
1150 SAT (I know it's a bit low)
Early college program (6credits), 2APs 1IB
3yrs V lacrosse
3yrs V cross country
3yrs V winter track
1yr Jvfootball
3yr Model UN
1yr robotics
5 yrs church community service / lead counselor
Summer leadership
Lifeguard
Club Sailing and apprentice instructor
Band/jazz band/wind ensemble
Great interview
Declined ECP
No award on 1st or 2nd board
Any tips?
 

Dckc88

Member
3.5 gpa
1150 SAT (I know it's a bit low)
Early college program (6credits), 2APs 1IB
3yrs V lacrosse
3yrs V cross country
3yrs V winter track
1yr Jvfootball
3yr Model UN
1yr robotics
5 yrs church community service / lead counselor
Summer leadership
Lifeguard
Club Sailing and apprentice instructor
Band/jazz band/wind ensemble
Great interview
Declined ECP
No award on 1st or 2nd board
Any tips?
My tip is wait it out. I think it is really upsetting to still not have one, but too early to doubt yourself. If this year is like past years there are still 1000 or so scholarships to be awarded. Most of them 3rd board are 3 year so take this opportunity to get B and C plans in order. My daughter was in your position last year and she started doubting herself also, and feeling desperate, because she had wanted this a long time. It really solidified what she wanted and she started deciding where she would go without a scholarship (plan c) and where she would like to go if she got a 3 year (plan b). I think she had convinced herself it wasn't going to happen because when she was notified 3rd board, it was like the best Christmas morning ever! So don't lose hope, keep in contact with your schools, because on campus scholarships are always an option too.
 
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.
when did you get awarded this scholarship?
 

autokrat

Member
2.92 UW GPA
1450 SAT
33 ACT

2 AP's complete, 3 in-progress

5:45 mile, 65 push-ups, 67 sit-ups

Club president, varsity cross-country (1-year) and track (1-Year). Fluent in Mandarin and semi-fluent in Russian.

Didn't do so hot on the interview; was nervous and never interviewed for anything before.
 

sheriff3

5-Year Member
Realize you cannot change the past. What you can do is enroll in ROTC, show up in excellent shape, make sure your appearance is within regulations, get involved in the unit and do well academically .I promise if you do all of these things you WILL get noticed by your cadre and possibly set yourself up for a scholarship offer. All of these things are well within your control.Keep in mind the Army is growing and will need people to lead them. Good luck
 

mrs

Member
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?
 

pstine

Member
GPA 3.6 W/4.01 UW
ACT 32
SAT (new) 1320
All state choir
Officer in Audition choir
part time job
ultimate frisbee 2 years
mediocre/low pt scores
 

Dckc88

Member
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?
Your son should contact Cadet Command and ask.
 

MohawkArmyROTC

Recruiting Operations Officer
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?
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.
 
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