Ask me any Questions about AROTC scholarships and applying.

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  1. alpha2716

    alpha2716 Member

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    I received a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship on the second board. If anyone needs help with applying or has any questions either post it on this thread or pm. I hope I can help as many people as possible.
     
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    What would you say is the most difficult and/or time consuming part of the application process? (Interview, PFT, something else, etc)?
     
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    The most difficult part is waiting.
     
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    Do you mind sharing your stats from high school used when applying?
     
  5. Jmazziot

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    Hello, I received a 4year scholarship to vmi this past fall on the 1st board.
    Gpa: 3.7/ 4.2 weighted
    Act: 30 (super scored)
    Sat: 1260
    Pft :
    Push-ups- 60
    Sit ups- 52
    Mile run- 5:08
    President of key club
    Captain of xc team
    Hopefully this helps
     
  6. alpha2716

    alpha2716 Member

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    I think writing the essays was the most time consuming. Maybe not difficult though. Its just the questions aren't clichés and they really make you think.
     
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  7. alpha2716

    alpha2716 Member

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    GPA: 4.0 unweighted
    ACT Score: 28

    Various community service
    Sports: Didnt have any

    Work: Non paid apprenticeship at local hospital

    Activities: See attachment 1497449884661.png


    Pushups: Around 60 cant remember
    Situps: Around 60 cant remmber
    Mile run: Around 7:10

    Interview: I think it went pretty well.
     
  8. WXH1

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    What do you recommend wearing to interview? A Suit or JROTC Uniform?
     
  9. alpha2716

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    A suit is overboard imo. Although the uniform would probably earn you some browny points, it wont make that much of a difference in scoring your interview. Here is the link to the interview scoring that the PMS will use: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...JN_XS7QZFpv9oqHjw&sig2=SeIM3Y6yZqLMNvAdiac0mw

    I wore a polo and khakis to my interview.
     
  10. Jmazziot

    Jmazziot Member

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    I wore a suit for my interview, although I probably could've gotten away with less. I always think it's better to over dress rather than under dress whenever your trying to impress somebody, but that's just my opinion.
     
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  11. eljay60

    eljay60 AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR

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    DS wore a suit. In essence, this is a job interview for your first professional career. Dress accordingly. (He was awarded an AFROTC scholarship.)
     
  12. ProudDad17

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    My DS wore a suit too for his NROTC interview. I think making the extra effort shows that this is important to you and that you are taking it seriously. The JROTC uniform would be fine too, just be sure it is immaculately pressed, with no loose threads and that everything is straight. Bottom line is the content of your interview is the most important thing. Practice and be prepared for it. That being said, the first impression you make with your appearance can set the tone for the interview and the way your answers are received.
     
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    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    As Barney would say " Suit Up!". You are competing for a $100k+ scholarship. You never gat a second chance to make a first impression.
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    The dress can depend on the regional environment too.
    A polo and Khakis might be okay at U of Hawaii, whereas a suit and tie would be far more acceptable at Georgetown.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Can't agree more with AROTC-dad, the environment plays a part.

    I'll just toss this out there for comparison.

    My older so interviewed at the University of Washington, the flagship school in our state, he wore slacks and a collared shirt, no tie. After the interview they gave him a short tour of the offices and there were a number of current cadets in the office. There must have been an interview just before my son's appointment because as we walked around we overheard a group of cadets laughing and saying that at least this kid didn't show up in a JROTC uniform. While wearing that uniform may seem like a good idea, it may not be received by others as well as you might think.

    Younger son spent a weekend at the ROTC battalion where he had scheduled his interview, he participated in morning PT and when finished the PMS had him come to his office for the interview. Son did his interview in shorts and a T-shirt.
     
  16. alpha2716

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    My interview was at FSU and my PMS was wearing the same thing I was.
     
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  17. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I agree with @Jcleppe on the JROTC issue. There is a bit of "snickering" among college ROTC cadets about JROTC cadets over-doing it with their past glories. Right or wrong, I don't recommend interviewing in a JROTC uniform with a PMS. I know sometimes it works for a congressional MOC interview, but the environment and interviewers are very different there.
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Go 'Noles!!!!
    (MS '2008)
     
  19. sheriff3

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    Skip the flower lei.... it just screams Party...
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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