ROTC Scholarship Chance????

Rb147

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I plan on applying for AROTC, NROTC, and AFROTC. I am currently a high school junior and plan on majoring in Aeronautical Engineering.

GPA - 3.6 UW 3.76W
SAT - 1150 (Planning to retake in 2 months)
ACT - Have not taken yet
Class Rank - Top 25%
Classes - 4 Honors and 1 AP. Planning to take 3 next year: AP Computer Science, AP Government, and AP English. My math and science are Math Analysis and Chemistry as I've already taken Physics. AP Calculus AB and AP Physics C are a maybe if I take Math Analysis at my local community college.

Sports: I have not played any sports except for community sports under MWR which was baseball my freshman year.

EC:
-Future Business Leaders of America Member 1 year
-APCS Member 1 year
-NJROTC Member 3 years
-NHS Member 1 year
-NJROTC Varsity Drill Team 3 years
-NJROTC Color Guard 3 years
-NJROTC Marksmanship 1 year
- Band Member 2 years

Leadership:
NJROTC Staff:
-10th: NJROTC Armory Assistant, Flag Detail Assistant, Color Guard Assistant
-11th: Color Guard Assistant (Chief Rank)
-12th: ????? Most likely Color Guard Commander (Officer Rank)
-NJROTC Leadership Academy
- Platoon Commander 2 years

Volunteer:
Youth Aid at church 40+ hours
NJROTC Volunteering 200+ hours

Any tips and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
 

5Day

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Try to attend Boy's State this summer. Study for the SAT to improve your score.
 

beepybeetle

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You need an SAT score in the tune of 1400 to have a competitve score for NROTC. An 1150 will kill you, but since you are 1) a junior and 2) retaking it, just study and nail it. Take the ACT too man, you never know if that test will be easier for you. Try to take some more high level AP/IB courses in the science and math fields as well (be careful to not overload yourself). If you get your scores up, I think you have a chance, though the lack of a sport might hurt.
 

AggieWill

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For AROTC, you should see about trying out/playing a Varsity sport this Spring (Spring Jr Year), and Varisty sport next Fall. The mantra for AROTC is "Scholar, Athlete, Leader". Just looking at your info, the Athlete part is pretty weak. EC's look really good, Leadership looks ok, Scholar looks good, but you need to improve the SAT to the 1200+ range.

A secondary thing to improve: see if you can get a school leadership role this Spring. Alternatively, get elected to something in the Fall. NHS VP/Pres, Student Body officer, Band Drum Major, etc. You have some good stuff, but it doesn't hurt to have more.

Having said all that, definitely apply, regardless of any extras. Research the scoring/ranking system for the AROTC scholarship, and you'll find that your PMS Interview is huge, as is the score given to you by a Board of PMSs....and they strongly look at your PMS interview results.
 

AggieWill

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Also: your school coursework as a Senior has no bearing on your results....GPA is calculated from 9 - 11 grades. So, loading up on AP courses as a senior doesn't do anything for the AROTC application.
 

Rb147

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For AROTC, you should see about trying out/playing a Varsity sport this Spring (Spring Jr Year), and Varisty sport next Fall. The mantra for AROTC is "Scholar, Athlete, Leader". Just looking at your info, the Athlete part is pretty weak. EC's look really good, Leadership looks ok, Scholar looks good, but you need to improve the SAT to the 1200+ range.

A secondary thing to improve: see if you can get a school leadership role this Spring. Alternatively, get elected to something in the Fall. NHS VP/Pres, Student Body officer, Band Drum Major, etc. You have some good stuff, but it doesn't hurt to have more.

Having said all that, definitely apply, regardless of any extras. Research the scoring/ranking system for the AROTC scholarship, and you'll find that your PMS Interview is huge, as is the score given to you by a Board of PMSs....and they strongly look at your PMS interview results.


As a part of the drill team and color guard, cadets do not have time to participate in sports at our school. Many tried to do sports while simultaneously doing drill and staff but one would take over too much time. Also a leadership role would be very difficult for me as its my first year at this high school. I luckily received a job (If you look you can see color guard assistant twice) but anything with clubs and NHS is elusive
 
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