AROTC Scholarship Not Awarded

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by AH99, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. smburke710

    smburke710 Member

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    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.
     
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  2. cadetsquad

    cadetsquad New Member

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    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?
     
  3. Dckc88

    Dckc88 Member

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    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.
     
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  4. taylorrocks7

    taylorrocks7 Member

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    when did you get awarded this scholarship?
     
  5. autokrat

    autokrat Member

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    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.
     
  6. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    For comparison, here is the historical date for past winners. If you have not been selected, all is not lost. Approx 800-1000 offers are made after the 3rd Board.

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  7. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    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
     
  8. AzCanidate

    AzCanidate New Member

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    Good to see this edited...
     
  9. 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?
     
  10. pstine

    pstine Member

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    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
     
  11. Dckc88

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    Your son should contact Cadet Command and ask.
     
  12. 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.