Varsity Letters through JROTC and Scholarship Chances

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  1. Rb147

    Rb147 New Member

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    I have received a varsity letter through jrotc drill and rifle team. Will they count as sports or as extracurricular activities?

    With that being said do I have any chance towards getting an AROTC or NROTC scholarship?
    Currently a high school junior
    Aspiring Major: Aeronautical Engineering
    GPA: 3.6/3.76 W
    SAT: 1230 Planning to improve
    ACT: Taking later in the year
    Taking AP and honors classes
    Class Rank: ???? Most likely top 25%

    EC:
    Future Business Leaders of America Member
    APS Member
    NJROTC 3-4 years member
    Color Guard 3-4 years
    Drill Team 2-3 years
    Air Rifle team 1 year
    Volunteer at Local Church 2-3 years
    400 + Volunteer Hours
    Advanced Band Member 2 years

    Leadership:
    Leadership Sail Academy
    NJROTC Staff:
    2nd Year: Flag Detail Assistant, Color Guard Assistant, and Armory Assistant
    3rd Year: Color Guard Assistant
    4th Year: Most likely CG commander
    NJROTC Officer 1 year
    Platoon Commander 1 year
    Created varsity exhibition routines and commanded winning 2nd and 3rd at competitions

    Sports:
    Varsity Letter in JROTC Drill 2 and in Air Rifle 1

    The sports section is very weak due to NJROTC staff and Drill Team. Both all year round and requires full commitment and interferes with all the sports seasons. However I might be able to play golf my senior year
     
  2. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    Are you a currently a HS Senior or Junior? The drill and rifle team varsity letters would count as extra-curricular activities. The scholarship application is asking about varsity letters in sports.
     
  3. MRSOC

    MRSOC Member

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    Every board and every year is different....

    My daughter had an almost identical resume to include volunteer time and music and with a 4.0 GPA, Honors/AP/Dual Credit, JLAB Commander, drill team commander, 30 ACT and her senior year she was BN XO. She squeezed in a swimming her senior year. She received a 3 Year AD.

    Son with 3.85 GPA, Honors/AP/Dual Credit, Color Guard Commander, JLAB Commander, Rifle Team, 30 ACT, BN XO and volunteering BUT he got 2 1/2 (began workouts in spring of 10th grade) years of varsity football in...got 3 4 year offers.
     
  4. zachcleigh

    zachcleigh Member

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    Sports is an easy fix. Go join a intramural sport club TODAY. It can be frisbee club or anything. Strengthen the sports section.
     
  5. beepybeetle

    beepybeetle H. pulchella

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    I don't think there is an option on the application for NROTC to list varsity letters from JROTC as "Sports". You can try to explain your invovlement in the other activities section though.
     
  6. Renegade13

    Renegade13 5-Year Member

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    I am by no means an expert, but JROTC activities that are listed on the application under SPORTS should count towards athletics. If your school gives a varsity letter, make sure it is on there. Rifle, drill, orienteering and for the first time Raiders all listed.
     
  7. bes

    bes Member

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    Our HS gives varsity letters for orchestra. My son did not list this as a sport, but did include it the sections for other activities.
     
  8. MRSOC

    MRSOC Member

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    Yes. This time of year, you should be able to walk on to track or tennis. Talk to the coach. It's amazing how much they'll work with you.
     
  9. beepybeetle

    beepybeetle H. pulchella

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    This works too. It's even better if you have some prior experience with the sport or know the coach. Who knows, maybe they might even spare you a seat on the varsity bench ;)