2 year army ROTC scholarship?

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  1. Robert1025

    Robert1025 New Member

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    I'm interested in getting a 2 year army ROTC scholarship for my final two years of college. What's the process for applying? I haven't participated at all in the program. Next year I have to take a year off for family reasons, so it's not a problem that it's too late to apply for this year. My main question - is it possible to apply for a 2 year ROTC scholarship without having participated in ROTC? I would be a pretty competitive applicant. Thanks!
     
  2. Jcc123

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    There is no application per se for the 2-year scholarship. They're awarded by the ROTC dept at the school itself. That having been said, they may have an internal board or other process to determine who gets a scholarship.

    You face a couple obstacles here, the largest of which is they don't know who you are. Most campus-based scholarships are awarded to deserving freshman or sophomore non-scholarship cadets who have proven they have what it takes to commission - good GPA, pt scores, involvement in the battalion, etc. It would be unusual to awards one to someone outside the Bn.

    2nd, since you didn't participate during your MS1 or 2 years, you'd
    Probably have to attend CIET (cadet initial entry training) in order to proceed through the program. Again, since they don't know of your interest, you're not on the radar for slots etc.

    Do you need the scholarship money in order to finish college? If not, I'd suggest you go talk to the ROO (recruiting officer) and express your desire to join the program when you return. Keep in touch during your absence, and as you get ready to return in a year. Hopefully they'll have a place & a contract for you at that point.

    Good luck!
     
  3. BAMA ROTC

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    There are 2 year scholarship available from CIET attendance. It's a little late in the season though
     
  4. Robert1025

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    I've got a couple weeks left before my school breaks for summer. Would you recommend me speaking to the ROO and let him know? I don't need the scholarship, but I'll be graduating with a lot of debt without it. Say I speak to the ROO and keep in touch with him, would the unit allow me to go to CIET next summer. (I have to take this coming year off, but next summer I should be ready.) I would then have two full years left. Would I be able to return to campus after CIET with a scholarship?
     
  5. 5Day

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    Yes speak with the ROO and see what your options are. Make sure you are prepared for the talk as if it were an interview. What have you done the past 2 years along with why you want to join the Army. You may not need that information but it is best to be prepared.

    In addition, I do not know your motivation for Army ROTC, but you may want to consider the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program. https://www.navy.com/joining/college-options/nupoc.html Very competitive, geared towards engineers and STEM majors.
     
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