missed the first board

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by jlwilkes101, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. jlwilkes101

    jlwilkes101 5-Year Member

    Jul 26, 2010
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    For a variety of reasons, I missed the deadline for the October review board. Will this signifigantly affect my chances of getting the scholarship?
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

    Feb 10, 2010
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    It may depend on which schools you selected, if the schools are very competitive they may fill faster, though I wouldn't think that missing just the first board would be a problem.

    Overall, while being seen by all 3 boards is preferred it does not mean you a lesser chance of getting a scholarship.

    If you are a strong candidate you will be competitive in the last 2 boards.

    It has been posted by a ROO at Marist College that 80% of all scholarships will be offered to Public Schools with a leaning towards in state schools, you may want to keep that in mind when listing your schools.
  3. MNDad2015

    MNDad2015 5-Year Member

    Apr 15, 2011
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    DS was given the option last fall by the PMS and ROO at the school he interviewed at, which was also his #1 choice, to have his application submitted for the first board or hold it open for a while longer. The reason was to give him a bit more time to complete the last couple of requirements so that Eagle Scout could be added to his file. He chose that option and his application went before the January board and was eventually awarded a scholarship after the March board.

    Other threads have indicated that very few scholarhsips are awarded by the first board, and most candidates are used to set the bar for those still finishing their applications. So, if there still some things that you can do to improve your chances, seize the opportunity. Then enjoy your senior year, start putting together plan B, C, etc. and whatever the outcome ends up being, be proud that you had the drive and courage to at least make the effort.

    Best of luck to you!

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