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Chances of NROTC Marine Option Scholarship?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Nick0726, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Nick0726

    Nick0726 Member

    Mar 21, 2013
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    This is my last chance thread, I swear haha! Updated a little.

    I have a 3.85 GPA for my career, I'm in the top 20% of my class. I took the ACT Saturday and think I got a 26-29.

    I was recently elected Secretary of my school's National Honor Society, and also served as a Supervisor and Community Service coordinator. I have lots of community service, and over 85 hours of internship at my local fire department. I also served as a church altar boy in middle school, and I'm a district placer in BPA (Business Professionals of America).

    I have a Varsity letter for tennis, along with 2 years of football and 1 year of basketball. I'm a part of my school's Muay Thai club. I also work out regularly and run local trail runs. I also will be getting a part time job this summer, and I can pass the Marine PFT.

    What can I do to make my chances higher by the time I apply in about a month? I'm thinking of listing:
    1. The Citadel, 2. Purdue, 3. Ohio State, 4. Oregon State, 5. USF
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    You can review your profile with respect to the school's you're listing and make sure you have a reasonable chance of being accepted. No point in getting a scholarship to a school you're not accepted to.

    You can make sure you can nail the Marine PFT. Can you do 20 pullups? Run 3 miles in 18:00? Do 100 situps (crunches) in 2 minutes? If not, keep working on it. The PFT score is very important to Marine Option. You don't need a perfect score but the closer you can get the better.

    I wouldn't bother submitting the application until September. I'd also start now to get the recommendation process moving for your teachers before school is out for the summer.

    I would write and rewrite the essays over the summer until they're perfect.

    Good luck.

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