What are my chances for AROTC or NROTC scholarship?


Jan 3, 2018
I have been in NJROTC for 4 years and have held several leadership positions and have been an active member of most teams the unit offers (Drill, Athletics, Academics, Orienteering, Cyber Patriot). I competed at the NJROTC drill, athletics, and academics national championship. My interview went well and it was conducted by an assistant NROTC professor at my first choice school. I have also been accepted to my first choice school.
I have applied for the Ike Skelton Early Commissioning Program through the Army.

I have a 2.7 GPA (Unweighted) 2.9 (Weighted) (I know how bad it is)
I have a 1260 SAT
I plan to major in Computer Science with a minor in Cyber Security
75 push-ups
95 sit-ups
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66 sit-ups
6:31 mile

I am well aware of the disadvantage I am at due to my extremely poor GPA but if I do not receive a scholarship to plan to join NROTC as a college programmer.
My own opinion is that with your GPA and SAT scores as they are you probably have little chance. My son had much higher scores and did not receive a Marine Option scholarship. College Programmer is a good backup plan. That's what my son did, worked hard, and won a sideload scholarship during his sophomore year. He is serving as a 1st Lt. today. Good luck.
Agree with Kinnem.

Be aware of all the rules regarding Ike Skelton. Numerous threads about this on the forum.

You should have a strong back up plan if your goal is to commission as an officer.
My DS was turned down by USNA and NROTC/Marine Option. Army wasn't even on his radar.

He "walked-on" to Army ROTC at his local university and earned a 3 year campus based Army Scholarship though hard work and good grades at college. He will commission in 2019.