ROTC Scholarship on College Application

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  1. dadof2018grad

    dadof2018grad Member

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    Should my daughter list on her college application that she received an AFROTC scholarship offer? While I one would think the admissions office would view this positively and would add diversity to a class, I am not sure how college admissions staff mind operates.
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

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    It depends on the school. I would guess most non elite privates would love to see that you (the military) will be paying some or all of your school bills.
     
  3. Norfolk63

    Norfolk63 BGO and MidDad 5-Year Member

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    IMHO list ALL scholarships. These are highly-coveted awards that set an applicant apart from the crowd.
     
  4. unkown1961

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    Yes! It is a highly selective program she was selected for and that in itself will add to your daughter's credentials. Same with listing Summer Seminar acceptance.
     
  5. dadof2018grad

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    Good idea. I will tell her to also list the 3 summer seminars she attended last summer. I would hope that it conveys how much she wants to serve in the military. I hope it does not detract though from her applying to ROTC colleges (if colleges were concerned she may go to service academy instead). The only win she has for college so far is the AFROTC scholarship.
     
  6. unkown1961

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    My kids listed these and it had no impact other than being seen as a selective summer activity. The schools know they are competing for these kids anyway.
    So was your daughter was awarded an AFROTC scholarship? Or was she admitted to a school on her AFROTC app (was it rolling admissions)? Congrats either way!
     
  7. dadof2018grad

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    She got a Tier 7 AFROTC scholarship. She has also applied to NROTC, AROTC and 2 service academies. She has been admitted to 2 public universities so far but has not submitted applications for other schools as they are not due yet.
     
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  8. unkown1961

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    FYI, my son got a Type 7 (Foreign Language Scholarship) and also accepted to Boston U where they supplemented the Type 7. They paid half of the first year's tuition and topped off the remaining years. Don't know if BU is appealing to your daughter, but it's a great school and the financial help almost makes it a full tuition scholarship (they also pay part of room and board).
     
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