Chances of receiving a Army ROTC scholarship?

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  1. MrNiceGuy347

    MrNiceGuy347 New Member

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    My resume is not all that special i am only top 66th percentile of class. ranked at like 260 out of 450-500 students. ACT score is a 25 and have only a 3.2 GPA mostly standard classes except for Honor and Varsity Band. I'm in the Band and not in any sport im in Leadership Academy and DECA at my school. i can do 50 pushups and about 50 situps but my mile is only 7:50. im a senior on the drumline and assist underclassmen when i can. im 5'11" and 183lbs. I work out regularly and am fairly strong if that means anything. I have a job now at a 5star restaurant and worked at a summer camp as a counselor in the summer freshman year and sophmore year and that would be easily 40-45 hour work weeks. is it even worth applying or should i just join ROTC and not try for a scholarship?
     
  2. CitadelN88

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    what's the end goal? serve as an officer? pay for college?

    it only costs time and effort to apply - though you're already way behind the curve to apply and quite possibly to late at least for the 4 year program
     
  3. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Actually there are quite a few applicants that don't have their applications in for the first board and submit in time for the second board, this doesn't put an applicant behind the curve since the vast majority of scholarships come from the second and third board. While there are a lot of 4 year scholarships given on the first board, there are still 4 years that are awarded on the next two boards.
     
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    Apply, you have nothing to lose, Also, during the process, visit schools and their ROTC programs. If you don’t receive an offer, arrive on campus and enroll in ROTC. Work hard, and compete for a campus based scholarship. If being an officer is the ultimate goal, then you will enroll even if you do not receive one. Many Army ROTC cadets (not all), receive campus base scholarships, they can see your commitment and performance once you’ve unget on campus. But seriously, visit some schools and their ROTC programs, you will learn so much.
     
  5. MrNiceGuy347

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    I already got some decent scholarships to the point where my tuition is cut in half but id like just a little bit more scholarship money and the ability to get contracted ASAP. and the deadline for me is dec 28 yet i can wait to submit as late as march. My end goal would be to serve and get the almost guarantee in my mind that i will.
     
  6. MrNiceGuy347

    MrNiceGuy347 New Member

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    Yeah I already have he college i want to go to in my mind and they seem to have a nice ROTC program if i applied though i would interview with my local unis rotc