Discussion in 'ROTC' started by CherokeeBC2016, Dec 20, 2015.
Has anyone been notified about the Marine Corps Option scholarship yet?
Cherokee: there were several posters who got a scholarship notification in the last week or so.
Cherokee: my DS received notice of selection on Dec. 8. I would contact your recruiter or OSO and ask for an update. Also, check the status of your application on the NETFOCUS portal. Good luck!
my son received an email today telling him he was not selected and he will be reviewed again by the next board.
Thank you for all replying. I contacted my recruiter the other day and told me that I didn't win the NROTC scholarship. He told me that I need to improve on my PFT since the average winner has a PFT of 265. I had a PFT of 214 (10 pull-ups, 112 crunches, and 24:00 3-mile). I just need to improve my PFT; hopefully I'll get the scholarship come January
214 for an applicant is on the low side. 225 is the cut off for a first class. To be honest, for young officers the expectation is 250ish and above. Not sure if you are male or female but 24 minutes for the run won't cut it. As a male you need to be under 20 (maybe get away with 21) to survive PT and OCS. As a female really shoot for under 21 to survive PT and OCS. Guys won't slow down for you and shouldn't. It's the easiest sayin ROTC to gain immediate respect is to rock your PFT. And ladies... You should always shoot to hang with the dudes. I know these sound aggressive, but honestly those are the times needed to make the cut at OCS. Remember though the fastest and easiest way to pick up PFT points is pull-ups. They are 5 points apiece while you have to cut 30 seconds to gain 5 points in the run.
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