Could I get an army ROTC scholarship?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by basilfedun, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. basilfedun

    basilfedun 5-Year Member

    Jan 28, 2009
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    I am a 4 year letter in Lacrosse/team captain
    Eagle Scout
    3.52 GPA
    540(Math) 540(Verbal) 540(writting) SATs
    and i got some really nice recomendation letters from some Colonels.

    so my question is, Could i get an Army ROTC scholarship?
  2. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    I would think that you would be pretty competitive. Eagle Scout and Tema Captain speaks well of your leadership potential and 3.52 GPA is certainly respectable. Your SAT's are not stellar but you could bring them up some by retaking them. If you are trying for a scholarship now you need however to get moving quickly. I don't know what the deadline is- but it must be fast approaching. Then, I would practise interviewing with others outside your family to convince the guy you are interviewing with that: a. you really want to be in the Army. B. You have a lot of experience with athletics and with projects and you have the demonstrated potential to be a leader. C. that your SAT scores are not really a reflection of your academic potential , that you have a solid GPA with a solid academic record. Good luck
  3. CadetMom777

    CadetMom777 5-Year Member

    Oct 27, 2008
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    The ROTC application site on states that the deadline to apply for 2009-2010 scholarships was January 10th. The application site will open on February 1, 2009 for those wishing to apply for the 2010-2011 scholarships. As bruno stated, if you bring up your SAT scores, you should have a good chance.
  4. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom 10-Year Member

    Jul 9, 2006
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    I agree with Bruno - you are very competitive.
    Hopefully, you are a hs junior. If so then spend this summer researching schools with AROTC programs.
    You want to pick a schools that are a good fit academically. Some things to consider - if the ROTC program is a cross-town agreement where you need to go to another campus and if the school offers additional scholarships for those with AROTC scholarships.

    Good Luck!

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