Those of you who have recieved scholarships......

flyfishpj

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For those of you that have recieved 4, 3 or even 2 year scholarships, what kind of grades did you get and what extra curriculars did you participate in? I am a high school sophomore and am interested in NROTC for my backup choice to the naval, coast guard or af academies. Thanks for any help!!!
 

redsmom

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flyfishpj,

My son doesn't visit the forum but I can give you his stats.
He has received 4 year AROTC scholarship offers from every college he has applied to. (Obviously wants Army). I don't know how their requirements match up against NROTC. I can give you his stats, extra curriculars, etc.

GPA 3.8 (unweighted), 2080 SAT'S, 2 AP classes per semester since Grade 11, the rest mostly honors. He has 6 years of Spanish and 2 years of French. Extra curricular activities include 4 years of outdoor track, 2 years of indoor track including a trip to States for shot put, Student Senate grades 9-12 and Student Senate Treasurer-Grade 12, Nat. Honor Society, Distinguished State Scholar, AP Scholar, volunteer Spanish interpreter for local health clinic, Boys State 2006, Boy Scouts, took a college course over summer between junior and senior year (received an A in course) and worked full time as a computer technician for a local college for last two summers, works 15-20 hours per week during the school year at a local grocery store.

One of the colleges that offered him a scholarship is an Ivy League college. AROTC is his back up if he doesn't get his appointment to USMA.

I hope this information helps you and best of luck with your plans.
 

Just_A_Mom

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flyfishpj:

Since you seem to be interested in NROTC is suggest you check out their website here: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/
This give you all the info you need for requirements as far as SAT scores and academic requirements. It also lists which colleges have NROTC units.

Be aware that each service has it's own ROTC requirements. Army, Navy and Air Force are all different.
I suggest that you and others like you not get caught up in comparing yourselved to others. The services are all looking for basically the same things: well-rounded good students who excel among their peers, challenge themselves with a strong academic schedule and have proven leadership potential and varsity athletic experience.
Not every student will excel in each of these areas but most will have done pretty well in most while excelling in others.

If you are serious about NROTC then I also suggest you check out the school that have NROTC detachments, pick a few you might like to attend and work on becoming qualifed to become admitted to those schools academically.
Good for you in starting and planning early, just don't worry about comparing yourself to others. Put your own "package" together and go for it!
 

redsmom

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flyfishpj,

Just A Mom made a very good point. Students seeking ROTC scholarships should check out the requirements for each program. What I posted is only one set of stats. While each service branch of ROTC scholarship boards do evaluate grades, SAT scores, and extra curricular activities, there are a number of factors that lead to scholarship offers.

I remember reading a book about ROTC scholarships and the book stated that students with outstanding stats don't always get 4 year scholarships. A candidate with lower stats who has to work after school everyday to help with family finances may receive a 4 year offer. Grades, SAT's and extra curricular activities aren't the only way to demonstrate leadership potential.

An interview is required for the application process and that can contribute to the candidate's package. You also need to be cleared by DODMERB.

One thing you need to keep in mind--apply to schools where admission is obtainable. The Military Science Department may offer you a scholarship, but you must be admitted to that school before you can use the scholarship. My son has only been accepted to one of the schools he has applied to. He may not be offered admission to the other schools.

Stay focused on your goals and if you decide to apply for an ROTC scholarship, get your application and DODMERB completed early. Doing this will allow your application to be reviewed in the early rounds of the scholarship selection process.

Working toward an opportunity to serve your country is commendable. Keep us posted on your progress.
 

MaritimeGirl11

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One of my cadet firends said that I guess the hardest ROTC scholarship to get is the Navy one, you need to be good at math.
 
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CAnderson197

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USCADCOM Scholarship:
United States Army 4 Year Tuiton Scholarship

Kent State University Scholarships:
$900.00 Book Scholarship
$1000.00 Board Incentive Scholarship
1 Year Room Scholarship

Here's the other info you requested:

Academics:

-3.97/4.0 GPA
-2 Year Member of National Honor's Society
-2 Year Member of Quill and Scroll
-Senior Year Courses (VERY VITAL FOR SELECTION!)
Video Productions
Web Development
AP English
AP Calculus
AP French
AP Biology

Extra Cirricular:

-French Club
-WEGL-16 (Community TV Station)
-Editor of the School Website
-4 Year Varsity letterman - Wrestling
-3 Year Varsity letterman - Football
-2006/2007 Captain - Wrestling
-Employed Part time at a local banquet hall 20-25 hours a week.
 

kpmom2011

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My son received 4 year NROTC. A good friend of his was turned down at the beginning of the process by NROTC because of low SAT's. She had 4.0 GPA, but bad SATS (1050). She applied for and just received a 4 year AROTC. If this helps!
 

Dknightfam

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Son just got a 4 yr NROTC.

SAT's were helpful - 720 math, mid 600's for the writing/verbal.

3 years on the Naval Sea Cadet program (PO1 status) and a great interview at the ROTC board in full uniform helped too. Showing your knowledge and interest in a military career is critical also.

While his achievements / attitude won the award, our reading of a book called "How to Win ROTC Scholarships" by Chuck Brewer back when he was a freshman/sophmore helped guide him into recognizing what was important to any of the military schools, i.e. leadership, well rounded individuals, etc. vs just having high SAT's....

Hope this helps.

D
 

futureplebe

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bump...can anyone else share their stats?


Would it help if your a military "brat"? I'm assuming not and my dad's not even active duty anymore, but we did move around for 10 years. I do plan on writing about living on a base in NYC during 9/11 for my college apps.
 

Navyman

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My son just received a 4-year NROTC scholarship. His stats are 4.0 weighted GPA, probably around a 3.6 unweighted, 31 ACT, 1310/1600 SAT, 660 Math, 650 CR. I was eight years on active duty and have been a naval reservist for ten years. I cannot say with certainty that my status as a veteran helped but it cannot have hurt. If you have a parent who is a veteran, the selection committee has to know that you have an understanding of what it takes to serve and have more than likely had instilled in you the traits that are necessary to succeed in the military.

Hope this helps.
 

tarrant09

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I have recieved an AROTC Scholarship
3.71 GPA
24 ACT
4 years AFJROTC Group CC
4 years Varsity Track-Captain
3 years Varsity Cross Country
2 Years Varsity Swimming -Captain
2 years Varsity Water Polo
2 Years ACAP Choir- Vice President
NHS-Officer
United Way-500+ community service hours
 

SRHSMOM

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My son got the call at 4:05 pm today NROTC AWARDED!

We are all still in shock. My son received the call today from the scholarship coordinator telling him he was the recipient of the scholarship. Amazing!!
 

futureplebe

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Do have to declare that you want to go the Marine option or can you do it during you Soph. year in college or something? Just kind of wondering.
 

Roman

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Do have to declare that you want to go the Marine option or can you do it during you Soph. year in college or something? Just kind of wondering.
The application for Marine Option is different - interview with Marines, Marine PFT, and Marine selection board (I believe). I'm not sure if you can switch between the options (Marine, Navy, Nurse) once you receive a scholarship.
 

Maximus

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You can apply and switch if you're awarded a three year NROTC MC option scholarship after your first year of College. After that you'll owe the Army money.
 

Eagle64

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4 Year Scholarship

To answer your question, I just recieved a 4 year scholarship from NROTC Marine Option. I didn't have the stats that many of my fellow students had but I feel like I interviewed well and had a pretty good "whole person" score so that really helped.

Stats:
GPA: 3.57 Weighted
3.52 Unweighted
ACT: 34 English, 27 Math, 29 Composite
Extracurriculars: Varsity Lacrosse, 3 Years
Captain, 2 Years
International Club, Co-President
Key Club, Representative
Colorado Boys State, 2008
Internship with the Drug Enforcement Administration
Freshman Orientation Leader
Physical Scores were: 13 Pullups
66 Situps
20:12 3 mile run

I was not their typical 4.0 student, but as I said before, I believe the interview is what did it for me. Good luck man.
 

Maximus

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To answer your question, I just recieved a 4 year scholarship from NROTC Marine Option. I didn't have the stats that many of my fellow students had but I feel like I interviewed well and had a pretty good "whole person" score so that really helped.

Stats:
GPA: 3.57 Weighted
3.52 Unweighted
ACT: 34 English, 27 Math, 29 Composite
Extracurriculars: Varsity Lacrosse, 3 Years
Captain, 2 Years
International Club, Co-President
Key Club, Representative
Colorado Boys State, 2008
Internship with the Drug Enforcement Administration
Freshman Orientation Leader
Physical Scores were: 13 Pullups
66 Situps
20:12 3 mile run

I was not their typical 4.0 student, but as I said before, I believe the interview is what did it for me. Good luck man.

How were you notified?
 
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