Would I qualify for NROTC Marine option?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by cupofcoffee, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. cupofcoffee

    cupofcoffee cupofcoffee

    Jan 13, 2014
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    I'm basically wondering if I qualify for either the army ROTC or Marine NROTC scholarships- (I'm 17, female, Junior in high school, so graduating Spring 2015)

    GPA (semester 1) : 3.61
    ACT: TBD (Taking it in Feb.)
    Currently taking 1 AP Class (Calculus)
    Leadership/ other experiences:
    - Officer in choir (specific job which entails at least 30 min. extra work outside of school-sorting music, etc.)
    - 2 years varsity letters in Track, 1 year Varsity letter Cross Country. Have done track for a total of 4 years (since 7th grade) and Cross Country 3 years.
    - Have done over 48 hours in community service by supervising and assisting in technical crew for a play put on by 7-12 year olds
    - Technical crew in general, 3 years experience
    - clubs include Feminism Matters club, Ethnic Foods club, Photography for school newspaper

    Now I know I haven't taken the ACT yet so that definitely is important. However, my stats for next year (not next semester) would probably be better:

    Classes I will be taking:
    -AP Physics
    -AP English
    -AP French
    -AP Statistics
    - Chamber choir (basically AP Choir)
    - Sociology, Economics and Political Theory

    On top of that, my leadership roles will include:
    -job over the summer
    -Cross Country Captain
    - Officer in Choir
    - Hopefully same volunteer gig as before (48+ hours)
    - Technical Crew for 3 years

    Also will still be doing Track and Cross Country.

    Do you think I'd get in? Also if anyone could give me advice on when I should submit my application, it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

    Dec 13, 2010
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    cupofcofee: I don't usually offer comments on chances except to state that if you do not apply there is a 100% chance that you will not get the scholarship.

    The application for your year group will open up this spring. Get a jump on it and try to finish it up by September of your Senior year if possible.

    In the meantime, keep doing what you are doing. Seek out leadership positions on your teams, clubs, and jobs.

    If you apply NROTC Marine Option, you will have to do a physical fitness test as part of the application. Research the current test and start working on the individual components. I believe it is flexed arm hang (may be pull ups - this has been considered but not sure where it stands), 2-minutes of crunches and a 3-mile run. Note the scoring system and shoot for a first class score.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    You may or may not get a scholarship but as Grunt points out you can't get it if you don't apply. You're certainly on a good path to achieving it but much will depend on the needs of the services and the competition you are up against. You may have a better shot at Army just because of the larger numbers, but apply to both and see what turns up. The Marine uniforms are better! :biggrin:

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