FY17 NROTC Marine Op 4 Year National Scholarship Selection Stats

NavyNOLA

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This cycle, a total of 2514 eligible applicants were reviewed during the early and regular (fall/spring) NROTC Marine option 4 Year National scholarship boards. Below are the averages for scholarship recipients; data is reflective of the national pool, not for just any one district, and is broken down by sex.

Male
Average SAT: 1240
Average ACT: 28
Average PFT: 270

Female
Average SAT: 1221
Average ACT: 28
Average PFT: 262

Of the 2514 applicants, 336 were selected for scholarships, for a 13% selection rate. Additionally, of the 2514, 243 were considered for the Frederick C. Branch or Pedro Del Valle scholarships; of those 243, 40 were awarded scholarships.

Keep in mind that the above data only provides insight into the average test scores/PFT scores for selected applicants; there a many other factors considered.
 

kinnem

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5-Year Member
Does the 336 number include the 40 Frederick C Branch scholarships, or are these in addition to the 336. Just want to understand the number so I can speak intelligently (as difficult as that is for me :rolleyes:). My reading of it says they're in addition to the 336 but it doesn't hurt to confirm with the expert.
 

AROTC-dad

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5-Year Member
Very interesting. Are similar stats available for AROTC?
This is from the FAQ page of University of North Georgia's AROTC page.

For the academic year 2016-2017, about 4,500 high school senior applications for the scholarship were reviewed.
About 2,500 applicants were awarded a scholarship. About 30% of those were 4-year scholarships and 70% were 3-year scholarships
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Source:
https://ung.edu/military-college-admissions/costs-financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants/army-rotc-scholarship.php
 

1842

Member
Our district only had 38 scholarship winners. DS exceeded those averages by a lot and did not get the scholarship. Had we known that after all that work, PT tests, recommendations, travel, overnight stays, interviews, and paperwork; that it was like capturing a Unicorn to get a scholarship -- we would have gone another route. His classmates who got into Yale and MIT could not even win one.
 

NavyNOLA

Member
Would have "gone a different route" because this route is hard? And you're saying he wanted to be a Marine? I don't think the Marine Corps would apologize for having a very selective selection process.....

Getting accepted into elite schools doesn't guarantee someone an ROTC scholarship, especially on the Marine side. The Marine Corps and Yale/MIT/name your Ivy are each looking for certain things which don't always line up.
 

USMCGrunt

5-Year Member
^ Well said!

Thank you, navyNOLA, for posting the stats and reminding people that selection involves a lot more than test scores and a PFT.
 
Impressive! Are there some stats for NROTC scholarship ?
For FY17? Not yet, boards are still going. I've posted stats for previous years in older threads.
Thanks! I will look for some previous years data. Since sons USNA twe and notification of him being awarded an NROTC Scholarship were only a few days apart I have had some friends/family comment that sons Scholarship was some sort of consolation prize / participation trophy for being rejected from USNA. Those remarks really irritated the mama bear in me and I am looking to arm myself with some impressive data to come back with next time I hear it.
 

1842

Member
@NavyNOLA

I am referring to side load Marine ROTC or PLC.

The boy I referred to were varsity sport captains, 1400 SAT's, maxed the PT test, ROTC, NHS, etc. My son is in the same boat, the staff told him to do ROTC in college and apply again as he was 'highly qualified'.





 

kinnem

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5-Year Member
@NavyNOLA
I am referring to side load Marine ROTC or PLC.
The boy I referred to were varsity sport captains, 1400 SAT's, maxed the PT test, ROTC, NHS, etc. My son is in the same boat, the staff told him to do ROTC in college and apply again as he was 'highly qualified'.
Sometimes it takes a lot of determination to become a Marine officer. DS had to pick himself up and dust himself off a few times on his way to a side-load scholarship and a commission. This is just one of those times on the floor. Time for the boys to dust themselves off and charge at the goal again. If they are truly determined I expect they'll find a way. There's a lot more to it than stats and checked boxes, and further the number of opportunities is limited so even some qualified folks may not make it.
 

car11220

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@NavyNOLA

I am referring to side load Marine ROTC or PLC.

The boy I referred to were varsity sport captains, 1400 SAT's, maxed the PT test, ROTC, NHS, etc. My son is in the same boat, the staff told him to do ROTC in college and apply again as he was 'highly qualified'.




Do you mean the boy got into Yale and MIT with 1400 sat? so lucky
 
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