How Competitive Army ROTC Scholarship Application?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by o'reilly, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. o'reilly

    o'reilly 5-Year Member

    Sep 12, 2010
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    I just finished and submitted my application for the Army ROTC Scholarship and was wondering if anyone could tell me how competitive my application is. This is my current information:
    GPA: 3.75 out of 4.0 at a Tabor Academy Private High School
    SAT- 1310 (math/critical reading)
    - 610 critical reading
    - 700 math
    - 670 writing
    Interview: scored 200 out of 200
    Fitness Test:
    -5:52 mile
    - 53 crunches
    -49 pushups
    Big Brother Student Mentor Program
    • Member (10th Grade)
    Peer Counseling
    • Active member (11th Grade)
    Environmental Awareness Club
    • Active member (10th and 11th Grade)
    Ski Club
    • Active member (9th, 10th and 11th Grade)
    • Team Captain (12th Grade)
    • Varsity letter (9th, 10th, and 11th Grade)
    • 4th Place at 171 Pounds at the Class A Wrestling Championships (11th Grade)
    • 4th Place at 160 pounds and Sportsmanship Award at the Doug Parker Memorial Wrestling Clinic (11th Grade)
    • 1st place in the Gleason Family YMCA Memorial 5k Road Race (11th Grade)
    • 2nd place in the Sean D. Patterson Memorial 5k Road Race (11th Grade)
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    • Classes three days per week (11th Grade to present)
    • Junior Varsity (9th and 10th Grade)
    • Plymouth Youth Soccer (9th, 10th, and 11th Grade)
    • Junior Varsity (11th Grade)
    • Junior Varsity (9th Grade)
    • 11 years
    Outward Bound Hurricane Leadership Award
    • Recipient of the Hurricane Leadership Award, took part in a 16 day Outward Bound Leadership Course in Utah (10th Grade)
    • Gave speech to 600 people outlining my trip and what I learned during the 16 days (11th Grade)
    • Ancient World History Award (9th Grade)
    • Ceramics 1 Award(9th Grade)
    • Spanish 3 Award (11th Grade)
    • U.S. History Award (11th Grade)
    • Honors Student (9th, 10th, and 11th Grade)
    • William C. Alden Memorial Scholarship (9th, 10th, and 11th Grade)
    • Acceptance into the Tabor Historian for best Junior history paper (11th Grade)
    • Member of the Honor Roll (9th, 10th and 11th Grades)
    Candidate for Class President
    Tutoring Volunteer – Responsible for tutoring Elementary School children in Math and English.
    Campaign Volunteer – Assisted in the campaign of Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray (6 years)
    Community Food Pantry– Assist in the storage, sorting, and donation of food at my church’s food pantry (10th and 11th Grade)
    Employment History
    Dreamscape Landscaping
    • Summer job cutting grass, pulling weeds, spreading mulch, planting flowers, etc.
    • Sternman on the Karen M. Lobster Boat (9th, 10th, and 11th Grade)
    Self Employed Landscaping Company
    • Running my own landscaping service, overseeing a crew of 2-5 people. (10th and 11th Grade)
  2. CadetMom777

    CadetMom777 5-Year Member

    Oct 27, 2008
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    O'Reilly, no one can tell you for sure what your chances are, but, in my opinion, as a mom who went through the process with her son, I think your stats look VERY strong. You are well rounded and have solid achievements in leadership, academics and athletics... the three pillars of the Whole Person Score that the Army looks for in their scholarship recipients. You obviously faired well with your interviewer to receive the full 200 points. I feel you stand a good chance of prevailing in this endeavor. Good luck and let us know the outcome!
  3. educateme

    educateme 5-Year Member

    Nov 7, 2009
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    it depends on which schools you listed on your school choice. If you listed the likes of U Penn, MIT, Georgetown, you will have a hard time since PMSs of the battalions of these schools may not support your candidacy thinking that your stats may not be to be good enough to get into these schools.

    On the other hand, to PMS of battalions of the schools where you stats put you on a favorable range of the admitted students, you will look like a very good candidate.

    Granted, PMSs do NOT select the scholarship awardees. However, cadet command sends down the list of the potential scholarship winners to the PMSs of the schools you listed, and they can say, they won't support your spot at the school, and one of the KEY factors for that assessment is whether they think you can get into that school to begin with or not. No PMS wants to give away a spot to a candidate who later may not get admission into that school.
  4. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent 5-Year Member

    Apr 7, 2009
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    Tabor is a fine boarding school (We've been there). Does an excellent job of college placement. Not sure where you rank in your class (may be more important than your GPA) as you did not mention the level of classes taken (honors, AP).

    I would agree that MIT Penn would be reaches even with a prep credential. However, all of the non-Ivy privates in the region should be within your reach if you have been taking plenty of AP/Honors level courses. Unfortunately, there are not as many choices of AROTC schools in New England as there are elsewhere (one factor that led to goaliegirl heading to the midwest).

    Given that this year will be very competitive for scholarships (even more than last year, I suspect), make sure to have schools where you will be in the top 25% of applicants on your list (relatively high), so if the most competitive schools have filled up, you will get an offer.

    You can be very competitive among all applicants, but the most important thing is that you are very competitive among the applicants applying to the schools you are applying to.

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