NROTC MO Likeliness

hklingler57

New Member
I am an applicant for the NROTC MO scholarship and I'd like to know my chances of getting the scholarship. Here are my stats:

Weighted GPA: 4.375
class rank: 40/362
SAT: 1360
ACT: 31

EC's:
- 4 yrs AJROTC
- 3 yrs AJROTC Drill Team (1 yr capt)
- 3 yrs AJROTC PT Team (2 yr capt)
- 3 yrs AJROTC Marksmanship Team (1 yr captain, Expert)
- 2 yrs AJROTC Color Guard Team (1 yr capt)
- 2 yrs JV Tennis
- 1 yr Spelling Team
- 2 yrs Literary Criticism Team
- 2 yrs Track & Field (1 yr varsity)
etc.

Volunteer/Work:
- Volunteered at various places, helping with children and disabled people. 200+ hours
- Have had jobs starting my Sophomore year throughout school and summer. Mostly having 2 jobs at one time.

Leadership:
- C/CSM Soph year
- C/MAJ & executive officer JR year
- C/LTC Sr. year

Awards:
- National Hispanic Scholar
- 3 yrs Academic Excellence from AJROTC (highest GPA in my grade level in my battalion)

Misc.:
- I have been in the USMC delayed entry program since August
- Hispanic female
- Daughter of an Air Force officer

PFT:
30 push-ups, 75 crunches, 24:15 3-mile run

My status online says that my application is at the Marine District for Board Selection. I have a follow up phone interview sometime this week.
 

NavyNOLA

Member
You're in good shape academically. Leadership experience is heavily focused on JROTC; a greater variety would be more ideal. Your PFT score is a weak spot- looks like a 204 under 2017 standards., and the average for selected students is generally much higher. Your officer interview will play a large role in selection, so it's hard to say. However, female/minority will be a large plus. Are you also pursuing the Frederick C. Branch scholarship? If not, you should certainly take a look; it uses the same application as the 4-year National and is available to be used at nearly 20 HBCUs and High Hispanic Enrollment universities. Pursuing both paths gives you the greatest chance of selection.
 

hklingler57

New Member
You're in good shape academically. Leadership experience is heavily focused on JROTC; a greater variety would be more ideal. Your PFT score is a weak spot- looks like a 204 under 2017 standards., and the average for selected students is generally much higher. Your officer interview will play a large role in selection, so it's hard to say. However, female/minority will be a large plus. Are you also pursuing the Frederick C. Branch scholarship? If not, you should certainly take a look; it uses the same application as the 4-year National and is available to be used at nearly 20 HBCUs and High Hispanic Enrollment universities. Pursuing both paths gives you the greatest chance of selection.
Okay, thank you for your feedback! And yes I am also pursuing both the Frederick C. Branch and the Pedro Del Valle scholarships. I'd definitely be happy to receive either of them.
 

dagengster

New Member
Hello :). One thing that I felt really helped me to get the scholarship was the interview with the officers. It really, at least in my opinion, helps to leave a good and lasting impression on them as they take notes during the interview and likely review them during the application process. Good luck :).
 

hklingler57

New Member
Hello :). One thing that I felt really helped me to get the scholarship was the interview with the officers. It really, at least in my opinion, helps to leave a good and lasting impression on them as they take notes during the interview and likely review them during the application process. Good luck :).
Oh good to know!! Thanks so much for replying! :)
 

NavyNOLA

Member
Florida A&M and University of New Mexico!
Glad to hear you're taking advantage of all the opportunities out there. Smart move. If it was Xavier or Dillard in New Orleans, I would have offered to lend any assistance you might have needed.
 
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