NROTC 2013 Hopeful

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by jrdph84, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. jrdph84

    jrdph84 New Member

    Dec 15, 2012
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    My son is a senior in high school and has applied for a 4 year NROTC scholarship for the 2013/2014 school year. As of yet he has not heard anything and the website states "a decision has not been made on your application". Begining to get concerned. His application was submitted at the end of September. His stats are:

    720 Math / ACT 32
    780 English / ACT 34

    GPA 4.0 unweighted / 4.43 weighted

    3 AP classes through Junior Year. Enrolled in 3 AP classes Senior Year. The majority of his other classes were Honors level courses.

    Freshmen Football, JV Football (Sophmore year), Varsity Football (Junior and Senior years)

    Track (Freshmen Year)

    BSA - Eagle Scout, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Historian, Merit Badge Insturcter, NYLT Trained and inducted into the Order of the Arrow.

    NHS, Mu Alpha Theta and Spanish Honor Society.

    Earned the designation of an "AP Scholar" for his AP acheivements.

    Member of The Knoxville Teen Board (Community Service Organization). Received the Outstanding Man of the Year Award during Senior year.

    Service Hours - 176 to community.

    An alter server for his parish church.

    Member of the Spanish Club and was elected the Historian during his Senior Year. He is also a member of the Irish Fighting for Life Club.

    Declared Major - Nuclear Engineering

    Schools of Choice:

    (Indicated a strong desire to attend 1st choice on application. Did not include a instate school due to the fact that the schools in our state with NROTC do not offer a Nuclear Engineering degree. This fact was notated on the application.)

    1) North Carolina State University
    2) Georgia Tech
    3) University of Florida
    4) Texas A&M
    5) University of Michigan

    Interview seemed to have gone well. He was given the impression that he was a strong contender.

    Any thoughts on his chances of gaining a scholarship for 2013/21014?
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Your son met the in-state school/tuition requirement by listing Texas A&M. No one can really predict when he will hear. The boards meet at least monthly (I've sometimes heard every three weeks). If he doesn't receive a scholarship from one board then he is automatically re-boarded for the next, etc. etc. Your son has a strong application but so do most other applicants. The board may be waiting to get a larger pool of applicants to compare him to prior to making their decision. It might be as late as April before you hear one way or the other. In the meantime keep working plans B, C, D, and E. Apply for financial aid from other sources including FAFSA.

    I know from personal experience that its nerve-wracking to wait. However, if you have your backup plans in place, even if you hear negatively in April, its plenty of time to lock-in the backup plans. I speak from personal experience. Take deep breaths.
  3. cb7893

    cb7893 5-Year Member

    Dec 6, 2011
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    I sure as heck hope his chances are good. His stats are similar to my DS's if you replace community service with working 25-30 hours a week.

    Question: Is Knoxville, Knoxville, TN? It seems odd that UT wouldn't have Nuke Eng., given that Oak Ridge is next door and it sits right in the heart of TVA country.

    Is Regas still the fanciest restaurant in town?
  4. Jcc123

    Jcc123 5-Year Member

    Apr 19, 2010
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    UT has nuclear engineering, but no NROTC - only AF and Army. And, sadly, the Regas closed in 2010.


    Dec 5, 2012
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    Yeah, I am in the same boat as your son. It seems competitive this year... nothing more we can do!

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